Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in
advanced semiconductor technology, announced that it has begun mass producing
1.8-inch solid state drives (SSD) at 64GB (gigabytes) – the highest density SSD
available today for mobile computing applications.
"We see sharply
increasing interest in SSDs among OEMs worldwide amid a growing push to launch
premium SSD-based notebooks, particularly in the ultra-mobile category," said
Jim Elliott, director, flash marketing, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.
feature far greater reliability, faster boot times and faster application
start-up times than hard disk drives. SSD can also improve battery life by up to
20 percent in notebooks.
The 64GB SSD consists of 64 eight Gigabit (Gb)
single-level cell flash memory chips. Use of 51nm process technology permits
fabrication of much smaller components, with each chip having circuitry 1/2500th
the width of a human hair.