SPOTLIGHT: Samsung develops PRAM chip

Korean giant Samsung, the world's largest manufacturer of memory chips, including the RAM in your computer and the flash memory in your handset, has taken the wraps off of a new type of memory chip. Called phase-change random access memory, or PRAM, the chips are supposedly 30 times faster than existing flash chips and consume less energy to boot. The chips are set to start appearing in devices starting in 2008 and will almost certainly have a huge impact on the handset industry, among others. Article

Also: Samsung announced that they have managed to double the theroretical capacity of existing NAND flash chips--to 32 gigabits. This should come as no surprise, as the company has managed to double the size of flash chips every year since 1999. Article (sub. req.)