Samsung Offers Ultra High Speed-1 MicroSD Cards for Advanced LTE Smartphones and Tablets

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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.

„MicroSD cards with a UHS-1 interface offer users an extremely high
level of performance on their LTE smartphones and for other advanced
mobile applications. This allows consumers to enjoy high-quality
images and video playback directly from the memory cards, which fully
supports the advanced performance features of diverse digital
gadgets,“ said Wanhoon Hong, executive vice president, memory sales &
marketing, Samsung Electronics. „Our UHS-1 card demonstrates how
Samsung plans to continually expand its line-up of memory cards in
accommodating the market need for higher densities and greater

The new UHS-1 memory card comes in a 16 gigabyte (GB) density. It is
comprised of Samsung’s 20 nanometer-class 64 gigabit (Gb) toggle DDR
2.0 devices and an advanced Samsung controller supporting the ultra
fast UHS-1 interface.

According to internal tests, the new 16GB UHS-1 microSD card has a
maximum sequential read speed of 80 megabytes per second (MB/s). This
is more than four times the read speed of today’s advanced microSD
cards, which operate at 21MB/s.

Initiating production of the 16GB UHS-1 microSD cards began late last
month. In the future, Samsung plans to expand its microSD card
offerings with higher density solutions that reinforce its position
as the leading market innovator for NAND flash.