The new 32 GB chips are produced using 30-nm technology, allowing for the doubling of capacity of Samsung’s previous generation of moviNAND that is now being produced with 16Gb 40nm-class NAND chips.
Each 32 GB moviNAND device incorporates eight 30nm 32Gb NAND chips, a MMC controller and firmware. Expect to find the new memory in high-end cell phones and other portable electronics.
Samsung’s announcement instantly makes us think of a certain computer company that’s been rumored to be buying up lots of flash memory. A top-end 32 GB memory device would fall right in line with the rumors of the next iPhone having 32 GB onboard.
Samsung’s 30nm-class moviNAND is also available in 16GB, 8GB and 4GB densities, lending it perfectly to different tiers of Apple devices. This is all speculation at this point, of course, but it does seem to be very convenient timing for an iPhone announcement next month.