Samsung NX3000 Canon PowerShot G7 X Nikon Coolpix S6900 Panasonic Lumix ZS40 Canon PowerShot SX700 Sony CyberShot HX400V
Samsung NX3000 Canon PowerShot G7 X Nikon Coolpix S6900 Panasonic Lumix ZS40 Canon PowerShot SX700 Sony CyberShot HX400V
  News Headlines Apple Canon Casio Fujifilm HTC LG Nikon Nokia Olympus Panasonic Pentax Ricoh Rollei Samsung Sony  
Lets Go Digital
 
     
Powered by True
Counted by OneStat.com
SanDisk introduces 4Gb single-die MLC Flash chip
Dennis Hissink : April 6th 2004 - 09:56 CET
Digital Camera Review Test Appareil Photo Numerique Prueba camara digital Digitale Camera Test Dijital Kamera Incelemeleri Digitalkamera Test Digitalkamera
SanDiskIt seems like yesterday we all had a 64MB card to capture our moments. Today SanDisk reinforcing its leadership in the development and fabrication of high capacity NAND flash memory chips, today introduced a 4-gigabit (Gb) single-die, multi-level cell (MLC), NAND flash memory chip with double the capacity of its present largest single-die NAND flash memory chip. Advanced design concepts implemented in the new 4Gb NAND flash device and its associated next generation SanDisk controllers enable faster MLC write speeds necessary for increasingly demanding digital consumer electronic devices. SanDisk also announced a 8Gb NAND flash memory chip that stacks two of the 4Gb NAND flash memory chips in a single package.
The new generation NAND MLC memories will enable the production of flash memory cards having double the storage capacity of today's cards, at a reduced cost per megabyte, thereby further expanding the wide-ranging adoption of NAND flash in consumer and mobile applications. For example, just one of the 8Gb flash memory chips is required in fabricating a 1 gigabyte flash card, which could accelerate the flash storage opportunity in MP3 players, solid state camcorders, and USB flash drives.

Mass production of the device is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2004. SanDisk does not currently plan to sell 4Gb NAND components and will use 100% of its output in its flash memory products that are currently expected to start shipping in the third quarter.

Toshiba and SanDisk jointly developed the 4Gb NAND flash memory chip under their 1999 comprehensive agreement on joint development of NAND flash memory, and will separately sell it to their respective customers. The new chips will be produced with advanced 90 nanometer (nm) process technology by FlashVision Japan, the joint venture between Toshiba and SanDisk located in Yokkaichi, Japan.

SanDisk's NAND flash memory offers high density, non-volatile data retention and is widely employed in flash memory cards and as semi-embedded memory in digital consumer products such as digital still cameras, multimedia cell phones and Cruzer USB Flash Drives.

Sanjay Mehrotra, SanDisk's chief operating officer, said, "The MLC-based memory cards that will be built using the new 4Gbit die and 8Gb chips will achieve higher write speeds via careful design integration between both the flash memory chip and our latest generation controller chips. This is also the first time that the NAND MLC design on a new technology (90nm) is being released at the same time as the binary NAND 2Gb die. The 4Gb NAND MLC die will be the highest density single die memory to enter production in the second half of 2004 and is a testimony to the success of the Toshiba-SanDisk FlashVision partnership."
   SanDisk introduces Reduced-Size MultiMediaCard
   SanDisk announces availability of OEM MS PRO Duo
   SanDisk introduced flexible 4GB CF type I Card
   Next  Mobile Imaging Executive Summit Europe Amsterdam
   Previous  Photobird.com announces exciting new features
   News by brand:SanDisk
   News by category:Flash memory
   News by brand and category:SanDisk Flash memory
   Canon EOS 700D - $599.99
   Nikon D7100 - $775.00
   Nikon D5300 - $574.99
   Sony Alpha 6000 - $679.95
   Canon EOS 70D - $729.00
   Samsung NX300 - $519.00
   Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II - $645.00
   Sony CyberShot DSC RX100 III - $798.00
   Panasonic Lumix DMC LX7 - $344.99
   Nikon D3300 - $445.00


LetsGoDigital digital camera magazine
Latest SanDisk announcements
MP3 Player for Athletes and Fitness Enthusiasts
Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators
SanDisk CFast 2.0 Memory Card
SanDisk Solid State Drive
SanDisk Connect flash storage
64GB microSDXC memory card
SanDisk microSDHC review
SanDisk smartphone memory
Tablet memory and smartphone memory
SanDisk Extreme Solid State Drive
SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip MP3 Player
NAND Flash Memory Fabrication Facility
SanDisk secure access software and USB flash drives
SanDisk 128GB CompactFlash
SanDisk Sansa Fuze+
 
Twitter LetsGoDigital
Latest news headlines
Samsung NX1 body
Fujifilm X30 sample photos
Samsung NX1 test photos
Samsung NX1 camera records 4K video
Sony Xperia Z3 smartphones
Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
Sony Xperia E3
Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
Nokia Lumia 735 test pictures
Fujifilm X-T1 compact system camera
Fujifilm X-T1 Limited Edition camera
Fujifilm X30 compact camera
Fujifilm X100T compact digital camera
Fujifilm X-A1 system camera
Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR
   
CanonCasioFujifilmNikonOlympusHTCSamsungSonyPanasonicNokia
  Accessories Android Apps Camcorders Digital cameras Mobile phones Smartphones Software Tablets   CES CeBIT Gadgets IFA Photokina PMA