MANHASSET, N.Y. Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. has introduced a multi-chip package that, in addition to standard MCP memory devices, integrates a gigabyte1-class NAND flash memory with an SD card interface controller.
Designated the GB MCP, the package is slated to reach mass production in August and compete with Micron's Managed NAND package and compete against products from M-Systems Flash Disk Pioneers Ltd. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
The package incorporates a NAND flash memory with a capacity of up to 2GB with a controller supporting an SD card interface. It can be integrated into an MCP that stacks standard MCP memory for mobile phones, including LP SDRAM + NAND flash memory and PSRAM + NOR flash memory.
"With the GB MCP memories, mobile phone users can get the most out of 2- and 3-megapixel cameras and enjoy a great deal of music; the new 2GB GB MCP memory can store more than 500 four-minute songs recorded at a bit rate of 128kbps2," said Scott Beekman, senior business development manager for mobile memory products for TAEC, in a statement.
The package measures 12.0 (W) x 18.0 (L) x 1.2 (H) mm and weighs 0.5 grams.