It what is being seen as a groundbreaking announcement, Korean semiconductor giant Samsung says that it has developed the world’s first 64-gigabit NAND flash chip. The device has been made possible through the pioneering use of a 30-nanometer fabrication process using self-aligned double patterning technology (SaDPT). Samsung say that it will commercialize solid state memories that incorporate 16 64-gigabit chips during the second half of 2009. The result will be a 128-gigabite memory card, capable of storing 80 DVD movies or 32,000 MP3 music files. Samsung believes that the market for higher-density memory devices will be worth 20 billion dollars by 2011.