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Samsung today announced volume production of its latest Flash memory chips that will lead to faster, cheaper memory in a variety of consumer products. It starts with 8 GB microSD cards.

Samsung said today that it’s ramped up volume production on two versions of its next generation of memory chips destined for consumer products such as handsets, media players and memory cards. While the average Joe may not think he cares that Samsung is now making 30-nanometer, 3-bit, multilevel cell Flash memory chips, the result will be thumb drives and memory cards that can store more and cost less.

Among them will be an 8GB microSD card — that’s a lot of photos or music for your handset! Another version (the 32GB DDR NAND Flash) speeds up the amount of time it takes to store and retrieve information to the silicon to 133 Mbps from 40 Mbps, all while consuming the same amount of power, which means it could be used for a variety of devices, from netbooks to iPods.

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