updated 08:30 am EDT, Mon September 12, 2005
16GB Samsung memory
Samsung, which supplies memory for the new iPod nano, will produce by the end of next year. The company reportedly controls 60 percent of the world's NAND flash memory market. Compared to rivals, Samsung feels it is "six months to one year ahead." The firm has doubled NAND flash memory capacity yearly since introducing a 256-megabit device in 1999, Samsung said. Apple plans to buy as much as 40 percent of Samsung's flash memory output in the second half of this year for its new 4-gigabyte version of the iPod nano.