Micron announces 16nm 128GB NAND sampling
Micron announced its first MLC NAND based on 16nm process yesterday and with that also announced that it was sampling 128Gb memory devices with a select few partners.
Designed specifically for use in Solid State Drives (SSD), USB drives and flash memory cards, tablets, smartphones and other ultra-thin devices as well as cloud storage devices, the new 16nm NAND has the highest number of bits per square millimeter with a cost lower than any other MLC device in existence. Micron revealed that through a single wafer, 6TB of storage can be created.
Glen Hawk, vice president of Micron’s NAND Solutions Group, said, “Micron’s dedicated team of engineers has worked tirelessly to introduce the world’s smallest and most advanced Flash manufacturing technology.”
The silicon company also revealed that it plans to commence full production in fourth quarter of 2014 and is developing a new line of SSDs based on these 16nm NAND devices with expected shipping sometime next year.
You can find the press release here.