South Korea's Samsung Electronics and Japan-based Toshiba Corp. have decided to put aside their differences and collaborate on constructing DDR NAND flash memory that utilizes DDR2 specs and features a 400 Mbps interface, providing higher transfer speeds than are currently possible.
Going from today's DDR1 NAND with its 133 Mbps interface to the DDR2 NAND is said to benefit the next generation of mobile devices, consumer electronics and storage solutions and so the companies will be supporting an standard industry specification to enable the wide acceptance of the speedy new NAND.
"Toggle DDR provides a faster interface than conventional NAND using an asynchronous design, delivering the benefits of high-speed data transfer to a wider market, such as for solid state drive (SSD) applications including enterprise storage, mobile phones, multimedia terminals and consumer products," said Masaki Momodomi, Technical Executive, Memory product, Toshiba Corporation. "And we will continue to make the best effort possible to create standard, high-speed NAND Flash interface solutions with NAND vendors and customers, which will accelerate the revolution in storage applications."
Both Samsung and Toshiba have already begun their standardization efforts for the DDR2 NAND technology through the JEDEC Solid State Technology Association. OK, you can say it, mo' speed for everyone!