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gig·a·bit

 (gĭg′ə-bĭt′, jĭg′-)
n. Computers
1. One billion bits.
2. 1,073,741,824 (230) bits.

gigabit

(ˈɡɪɡəˌbɪt; ˈɡaɪɡəˌbɪt)
n
(Computer Science) computing one million bits
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gigabit - a unit of information equal to 1000 megabits or 10^9 (1,000,000,000) bits
computer memory unit - a unit for measuring computer memory
Mb, Mbit, megabit - a unit of information equal to 1000 kilobits or 10^6 (1,000,000) bits
Tbit, terabit, Tb - a unit of information equal to 1000 gigabits or 10^12 (1,000,000,000,000) bits
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We appreciate the opportunity to update our progress and the major milestone of our B4-Flash technology aiming to deliver Giga bit class product samples in 2009 Q4 and volume products in 2010 Q2," noted Moriyoshi Nakashima, GENUSION's founder and President.