Samsung starts mass production of densest NAND flash memory

The 3-bit-per-cell, 64Gbit chip also boasts better performance

By , Computerworld |  Storage, flash memory, NAND

The new, denser NAND technology makes it possible to build products using fewer chips, allowing for smaller, higher-density designs. The 64Gbit chips are combined to create 8GB NAND flash dies. The dies are then combined to create larger multi-chip products. The change also cuts the overall cost to produce mobile products, savings that can be passed down to consumers .

"By now entering into full production of 20nm-class, 64Gbit, 3-bit devices, we expect to accelerate adoption of our high-performance NAND solutions that use Toggle DDR technology, for applications that also require high-density NAND," Seijin Kim, vice president of Flash Memory Planning/Enabling at Samsung Electronics, said in a statement.

Lucas Mearian covers storage, disaster recovery and business continuity, financial services infrastructure and health care IT for Computerworld. Follow Lucas on Twitter at @lucasmearian or subscribe to Lucas's RSS feed . His e-mail address is lmearian@computerworld.com .

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