samsung electronics has developed a high density flash, capable of storing 16gigabit or the equivalent of 2gigabyte per memory device. the new flash memory will be manufactured using a fifty nanometre production process.

putting sixteen of the new 16gigabit chips onto a single card and you’ll get a capacity of 32gigabyte. users would be able to store 200 years of articles from daily newspapers or 8,000 mp3 (680 hours) or 20 films (32 hours)

the new flash memory boasts the industry’s smallest cell size, only 0.00625 square microns per bit. the 16gigabit device holds 16.4 billion functional transistors, each measuring one two-thousandths the thickness of a piece of human hair. i guess we can expect 32gigabyte ipod nano by next year? :)