Samsung Semiconductor and Denali to Accelerate OneNAND Flash Adoption

9/7/2004 - Denali Software Inc. and Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. announced a collaborative effort to develop advanced verification models for Samsung OneNANDTM Flash devices. Hardware engineers use the models to simulate the detailed interaction between mobile handset designs and the OneNAND Flash devices at the pre-silicon stage of chip design and verification. These advanced simulation models enable chip developers to quickly analyze and optimize the interface with Samsung's OneNAND devices, ultimately improving quality and speeding time-to-market for mobile handset applications.

Today's next-generation smart and camera phones require a high-degree of memory storage to support advanced multimedia functionality. OneNAND offers an integrated memory solution, enabling handset designers to add in media- and application-rich features without changing the existing architecture. Since OneNAND decreases the number of required components, build costs and design time are also reduced.

"Samsung values the relationship with Denali, and will continue to aggressively support tools and technology that enable the rapid deployment of OneNAND-based systems," said Ivan Greenberg, director of Flash strategic marketing for Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. "Our OneNAND Flash memory solution directly addresses the design needs of emerging next-generation handsets by offering all the necessary components on a single chip."

"We are in the midst of a revolutionary market transition point for cell phones, especially 3G memory sub-systems," said Lane Mason, Memory Market Analyst for Denali. "The next generation handset architecture is up for grabs. This joint effort with Samsung enables us to provide chip designers with the simulation models and verification IP needed for advanced integration of OneNAND technology".

Samsung's OneNAND architecture combines a high-density, high-performance NAND Flash core with on-chip data and code buffers and a NOR Flash interface. When combined with Mobile SDRAM in an MCP, OneNAND completes a high-performance memory subsystem.

Additionally, Samsung and Denali will host a webcast to present the tools, technology, and enablement infrastructure for Samsung OneNAND Flash:

About Samsung OneNAND Flash
Samsung OneNAND is a single-chip comprising a NOR Flash interface, NAND Flash controller logic, NAND Flash Array and up to 5kB of internal Buffer-RAM. This level of integration enables OneNAND to achieve up to 31MB/s of sustained read performance to optimise application functionality. Developed to meet the growing demand for faster internal data flows and large storage requirements, OneNAND supports high-resolution digital images, video and memory-hungry applications.

About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2003 parent company sales of US$36.4 billion and net income of US$5.0 billion. Employing approximately 88,000 people in 89 offices in 46 countries, the company consists of six main business units: Corporate Technology Operations, Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is the world's largest producer of color monitors, color TVs, memory chips, TFT-LCDs and VCRs. For more information, visit

Samsung Semiconductor Inc., a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., is located in San Jose, Calif. More information can be found at

About Denali Software, Inc.
Denali Software Inc. is the world's leading provider of electronic design automation (EDA) tools and semiconductor intellectual property (SIP) solutions for chip interface design and verification. More than 400 companies worldwide use Denali's tools, technology, and services to design and verify complex chip interfaces for communication, consumer, and computer products. For more information, please visit Denali at Or, contact Denali by phone at: (650) 461-7200, or email:

The Denali logo, Databahn, eMemory, MMAV, and PureSpec are trademarks of Denali Software Inc. OneNAND is a trademark of Samsung Electronic s Co., Ltd.

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