Samsung's Itty Bitty 64 Gigabitty Flash Chip
Samsung said the latest chip was developed by applying a new manufacturing technology dubbed ``self-aligned double patterning technology (SaDPT).’’
``Without additional investment, the technology enables us to make even 20-nanometer circuitry. That’s very inspiring,’’ a Samsung official said. Samsung has already applied for 30 patents in the U.S., Japan and South Korea for the 64-gigabit flash technology and connected products.
Samsung is poised to make a lot of money on this technology. Market research firm iSuppli estimates demand for NAND flash memory for desktops will grow by 450 percent annually for five years, with 130 percent growth for mobile phone applications.