Samsung reveals new, smaller chip for mobile phones
Samsung has released a new chip which will soon find it's way into our mobile phones. Significantly smaller than previously, we can look forward to even slimmer devices in the near future.
Samsung has just revealed a new memory chip, making it's latest eMMC chip obsolete after only three months. The 64GB eMMC Pro Class 2000 is moving from a 20nm to a 10nm process format, the new chip is 20% smaller than the previous generation. In addition, the new chip has a whopping 30% increase in performance and manufacturing productivity.
The previous chip utilized JEDEC Solid State Technology Association's eMMC 4.5 interface, but now, Samsung is planning to drop JEDEC in favor of developing a new interface able to handle the full capabilities of the chip. The new chip has an input speed of 2,000 IOPS (input/output per second) and an output speed of 5,000 IOPS. This means the new format will be able to handle 260MB/s read and 50MB/s write speed. By comparison, the old chip is able to handle 1,500 input and 3,500 output IOPS.
The new chips are already in production and will be hitting the market soon. However, with Apple in the talks of buying billions worth of components from Samsung, you may just see them in Apple products.