At the seventh annual Samsung Mobile Solutions Forum, Samsung announced a faster dual core processor, high-performance embedded memory chips, and new CMOS imagers. They have expanded their Green Memory Initiative with information at a new website (http://www.samsung.com/GreenMemory).
The 1GHz ARM CORTEXTM A9-based dual-core application processor, codenamed Orion, is for advanced mobile applications. It has advanced multimedia features implemented by hardware accelerators, such as a video encoder/decoder that supports 30fps video playback and recording at 1080p full HD resolution. Using an enhanced graphics processing unit (GPU), the new processors are capable of delivering 5 times the 3D graphics performance over the previous processor generation from Samsung.
Samsung introduced high-performance 8-gigabyte (GB) and 16GB moviNAND embedded memory chips for use in smartphones. The latest Samsung moviNAND chips enable more efficient processing of orders.
The two new 1.4 micron CMOS imagers, the S5K4E5 and S5K2N1, adopt back side illuminated (BSI) pixel technology. With excellent performance capabilities in low light scenarios, each imager is optimized for target applications such as smartphones and cameras. Samsung's new BSI imagers show 30 percent enhancement in low light sensitivity over conventional front side illumination imagers of the same pixel size. By optimizing process parameters, Samsung was able to efficiently control crosstalk, thereby improving the color, electrical and optical performance significantly.
Samsung has shipped over 1 million Galaxy S Smartphones in the U.S. The Galaxy S smartphones are almost at every US carrier and is termed a "Grand Slam."