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Samsung Electronics said today it has developed a memory chip which combines flash and conventional memory. The non-volatile memory breakthrough means that when devices are switched off, they will still retain data, unlike conventional DRAM. According to the report, the chip will be far cheaper than existing flash and will have applications for PCs, mobiles, digital cameras and hand-held devices. If Samsung succeeds in making the chips on a large scale, it could transform the future capabilities of PCs. Meanwhile, Samsung claims it is now the market leader in the graphics memory market, with 35 per cent market share. The company said it has started sampling its 32M synchronous graphic RAM (SGRAM), which delivers a maximum of 166MHz. The product will start shipping in volume in 1999 and displace 8M and 16M SGRAM.

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