13th Nov 2007 Tue, 00:57
Have you ever heard of Hwang's Law? It's the theory asserted by Samsung Electronics semiconductor division President Hwang Chang-gyu who said that memory density will increase two-fold every year.
It seems that Samsung Electronics is living up to this with the release of the first 64-Gigabit NAND flash memory chip.
It is use to produce memory chips for flash-based devices like digital music players, digital cameras and mobile phones. These memory chips can store data even if the devices are turned off.
The new chips were produced using 30-nanometer technology. Sounds geeky, yeah. A nanometer measures one billionth of a meter.
The Korea-based electronics giant holds the title of being pioneer in nano flash chips production. Last year, it released the first 32-gigabit flash memory chip.
Samsung says that combined 16 64-gigabit flash-based devices could produce a 128-gigabit memory card that can hold 80 DVD movies or 32,000 MP3 files or even DNA information of 40 persons. What a chip!
Samsung will start mass production of the 64-Gigabit chips starting 2009 and expects to generate up to $20 billion in sales from 2009 to 2011.
13th Nov 2007 Tue, 01:32
:wow: very amazingly talaga ang mga koreano ang galing ng technology....
philippines can set a new record for new technology?
14th Nov 2007 Wed, 20:38
Moore's Law Made real by Intel® innovation
"...(T)he first microprocessor only had 22 hundred transistors. We are looking at something a million times that complex in the next generations-a billion transistors. What that gives us in the way of flexibility to design products is phenomenal."
—Gordon E. Moore
In 1965, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore saw the future. His prediction, now popularly known as Moore's Law, states that the number of transistors on a chip doubles about every two years. Through Intel's relentless pursuit of technology innovations, we have delivered on Gordon Moore's prediction for nearly 40 years, investing billions of dollars in research and development.
Gordon Moore's prediction has fueled the worldwide technology revolution as Intel continues to move the industry towards greater performance, energy efficiency, and technologies that create new computing solutions.
Gordon Moore's original graph from 1965
Gordon Moore at IDF
* View the webcast from the Intel Developer Forum
* Tera-scale computing
* Intel Museum
* International technology roadmap
Gordon Moore's original graph from 1965
Today, Intel leads the industry with:
* A worldwide silicon fab network with six high volume 300mm fabs-one fab now producing 45nm processors and two additional fabs opening next year
* 32nm silicon on-target for delivery in 2009
* Advanced technologies, such as strained hafnium-infused high-k (Hi-k) and metal gates in production today
* Research into new technologies such as tri-gate transistors and silicon nanotechnology that will enable Intel to continue the 2-year cycle of Moore's Law for the foreseeable future
Intel's unparalleled silicon expertise gives us an edge on the competition in developing leading architectures and platforms that will continue fueling economic growth.
More capabilities for less cost
Intel's commitment to Moore's Law has delivered exponential increases in the number of transistors integrated into our processors and other leading platform ingredients (see graphic). These increases have steadily and reliably led to increasing performance, energy efficiency and capabilities in Intel® platforms and products, enabling architectural innovation and industry firsts such as advanced caching, memory and reliability technologies, and platform-based support for data center initiatives such as power savings and virtualization.
Transistors over time
Moore's Law means more performance.
Processing power, measured in millions of instructions per second (MIPS), has steadily risen because of increased transistor counts.
But Moore's Law also means decreasing costs. As silicon-based components and platform ingredients gain in performance, they become exponentially cheaper to produce and therefore more plentiful, more powerful, and more seamlessly integrated into our daily lives.
As Moore's Law continues, imagine the possibilities:
* Real-time natural language translation. Imagine being able to speak to someone in a foreign country and having your conversation translated in real-time.
* Facial recognition that works accurately and instantaneously. Imagine being able to capture faces as people enter an airport and match them in real-time against a database of known terrorists, and having a turnstile lock if there is a match.
* Auto chauffeur. Imagine a car that takes a verbal command for a destination, and can drive you there via the least congested route in the safest possible manner.