Samsung has announced that it will start shipping the industry's first multi-chip package with a PRAM chip for mobile phones starting this quarter. The multi-chip package has 512Mb PRAM that is backwards compatible in the MCP that is built on the 40nm class NOR flash memory.
Samsung expects PRAM to replace NOR flash in consumer electronic devices starting next year. PRAM stores data using phase change characteristics in a base material alloy of germanium, antimony, and titanium.
The PRAM storage has three times faster data performance per word than NOR chips and is non-volatile. The structure of the PRAM is also simple allowing handsets to more quickly and easily access data.