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Samsung has announced that it has created the densest memory chip to date. Each chip can store 8 Gigabytes (GB) of information. Up to 16 chips can be used together to build commercial NAND memory resulting in a 128GB flash card or other storage device.

Such capacity will allow solid-state-drives (SSD) to become more popular. Memory production continues to benefit from Moore’s law which predicts that the number of transistors doubles every 18 months or so, for a given chip size. Because of their density, memory chips are often the first to benefit from any improvement in semi-conductor manufacturing processes.

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