Samsung is the new Intel

By | August 3, 2012
Looks like Samsung is well poised to conquer the mobile market – they are set to begin producing blazing NAND flash memory chips. So good that their customers include… Apple. (Talk about irony!)

I wonder where that leaves the bottleneck for performance, and what this means for the future of non-mobile. Mobile is at the point where performance specs reach the 'your mother won't notice the difference anymore' category. But for those who insist on computing protein structures, compiling code, or benchmarking 3D simulators on every device they own, where is the new bottleneck? Network speed, perhaps? Or i/o bus? Sadly I don't know enough about mobile architecture to begin to guess.

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5 thoughts on “Samsung is the new Intel

  1. Parker Boyce

    The article says 16, 32 and 64 GB too. Typically when companies sell ICs they advertise their size in bits, so I think these are 64 Gb ICs. Nothing really new in that case.

    Edit: Gb, damn you autocorrect!

  2. Parker Boyce

    64 GB or 64 G*b*? There's a huge difference, the former is 64 GB and the latter is 8 GB. If the former is true, this is amazing.

  3. Steve Kluver

    May I inject a little funny into this post? Back on April 5th, Samsung seemed to think (and I agree) that the removable flash storage was one of the slow culprits (and it is) in mobile. So they announced:

    SEOUL, Korea – April 5, 2012 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced that it is now mass producing Ultra High Speed–1 (UHS-1) interface microSD cards that support the highest performance levels required on advanced LTE (Long Term Evolution) smartphones and tablets.

    All these months later, I still have yet to see one. And believe me, I have looked hard. 

    Samsung >

  4. Wilfrid Wong

    Who would have thought that Samsung becomes so … advance?

    I wonder if their dSLR would one day rivals Nikon or Canon.


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