Customers can expect the MP3 player to come in a smaller, lighter and more power-economic form due to the creation of a one chip solution by Samsung to enable a single chip to contain a micro-controller unit (MCU), the digital sound processor (DSP) and flash memory. Furthermore, the local production of the calmRISC for Portable Audio Devices (C-PAD) chip that has a built in 128KB flash memory is expected to further cut costs.
These among other measures, another one of which is the doing away with the imports of two key components, will enable Samsung to save an estimated US$30 million in import costs by 2002 and boost the price competitiveness of its MP3 player.
In addition, the device will run on 76mW which is low power consuming device that will lengthen playback time by 27-percent.
Samsung Electronics Co., LTD. is a Korea based firm that deals in Multimedia and Home Appliances, Semiconductors and Information and Telecommunications.