Samsung's RRAM Breakthrough

Enhances rewritability up to 1 Tln Times

Samsung Electronics has announced the development of a resistive random access memory (RRAM) technology capable of enhancing its rewritability to 1 trillion times.
The company announced the development of RRAM prototypes to switch between writing and deleting up to a trillion times. The RRAM's rewritability is considered to be approximately a million times higher than standard flash-memory durability.
The company said its RRAM technology employs tantalum-based structures rather than traditional silicon construction. The RRAM work was posted in the current issue of scientific journal Nature Materials.
Galaxy Tabʂ 10.1 Makes Official Landing in U.S. - Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S. , and Samsung Electronics America, a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, announced the upcoming retail availability of the Galaxy Tabʂ 10.1, starting June 8. The WiFi-enabled tablet measures at just 8.6 millimeters slim, making it the thinnest mobile tablet currently available in the world. The 32GB version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi edition is available for $599, while the 16GB version of the device is available for $499.
A limited quantity of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi edition was available for purchase exclusively at the Best Buy Union Square store in New York City on June 8. Best Buy customers also pre-ordered the Galaxy Tab 10.1 online or in-store beginning that day.
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is powered by Androidʂ 3.1, Honeycomb offering faster and smoother transitions between different applications, more intuitive navigation to and from home screens and broader support of USB accessories, external keyboards, joysticks and gamepads.
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the thinnest mobile tablet currently available in the world, measuring in at an ultra-slim 8.6 millimeters. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 also boasts an incredibly light weight of just 1.25 pounds (565 grams) for outstanding mobility and comfort in the user's hands.
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is designed with a brilliant 10.1-inch HD touchscreen display with WXGA 1280 x 800 resolution delivering vibrant colors and crisp clarity. This expansive screen is centered inside a narrow bezel to enhance the wide viewing angle.
Ensuring that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 launched with Android 3.1 Honeycomb was part of our constant commitment to meeting the needs of our customers,said Dale Sho, President and CEO of Samsung Mobile. The Galaxy Tab 10.1's ultra-thin design and 10-inch touchscreen are impressive differentiators in the tablet market place. We're going to make the Galaxy Tab 10.1 even more powerful, entertaining and secure through a series of upgrades coming to this device. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 will receive these new upgrades through a software update that customers can access over the air in the near future. Those upgrades are currently scheduled to include:
FEATURES/SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH FUTURE SOFTWARE UPGRADE - Customized User Experience samsung TouchWiz UX
Samsung's TouchWiz user experience is designed with a Live Panel menu for customizing the home screen of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 with digital pictures, favorite Web sites and social network feeds.
In addition, the TouchWiz UX includes a Mini Apps tray of commonly used features such as task manager, calendar and music player which can be launched while other major applications are already in use.
Samsung Media Hub - The Galaxy Tab 10.1 software upgrade will introduce the evolution of Samsung's popular movie and TV content service, known as Media Hub. Media Hub has been redesigned with a new user interface for even easier downloads of rented or purchased content. The new version of Media Hub also includes an HD Extender which allows the user to playback Media Hub content on TV through an HDMI cable from the Galaxy Tab 10.1 dock or adaptor.
Readers Hub & Social Hub - The Galaxy Tab 10.1 will also gain access to Samsung's Readers Hub service, which is a robust library filled with more than 2.2 million books, 2,000 newspapers and 2,300 magazines. Also, the software upgrade will install Samsung's Social Hub service, which aggregates email, instant messaging, contacts, calendar and social network connections into a single interface.
Versatile Content Sharing - The Galaxy Tab 10.1 will also receive Samsung's Allshare service, for seamless content transfer between the tablet and other DLNA-enabled devices such as HDTV's, monitors and digital cameras. The software upgrade will also transform the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 into a device capable of accepting streaming content from a TV to the tablet itself. nw

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