Samsung begins shipping multichip package to Sony

January 14, 2005 – Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday it has begun shipping its multichip packages to Japanese electronics giant Sony Corp. for use in PlayStation Portable game consoles, reports Asia Pulse Pte.

The multichip package, which combines 256-Mbit NAND flash memory and mobile DRAM, helps store operating system and data processing in the portable game machines, Samsung Electronics said in a statement.

The mobile DRAM stacked into the multichip package is the world’s fastest memory chip that can process the data equivalent to a five year collection of a standard newspaper per second, the company said.

The PlayStation Portables, which went on sale in Japan in December, had an initial 500,000 pre-registered sales volume, Samsung Electronics said.

The South Korean company failed to provide details about the value of the shipment.


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