Micron, Intel try out 50 nm NAND memory

Jul 25, 2006

Semiconductor giants Micron and Intel said Tuesday they were sampling the first NAND flash memory chips built on 50-nanometer processing technology.

The samples come from their companies' IM Flash Technologies joint venture and have a capacity of 4 gigabits.

Such 50 nm devices are expected to play a key role in new-generation consumer electronics and personal computers. The two companies said the NAND (Not AND) chip-market segment will be worth as much as $309 billion by the end of the decade.

"Our entry into the NAND flash business has been an incredibly fast ramp," said Intel Vice President Brian Harrison. "We're seeing very high demand across multiple flash densities. Working with Micron, we are poised to transition quickly to the 50 nm process technology and beyond."

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

Explore further: Research reduces microprocessor serial link power consumption, improves data center energy efficiency

Related Stories

Intel, Micron sample 20nm NAND flash

Apr 15, 2011

Intel and Micron Technology today introduced a new, finer 20-nanometer (nm) process technology for manufacturing NAND flash memory. The new 20nm process produces an 8-gigabyte (GB) multi-level cell (MLC) NAND ...

Recommended for you

Search, social & shopping: Pinterest turns 5

10 hours ago

In its five short years of life, Pinterest has become 'the' place where brides-to-be create wish boards of wedding china photos and do-it-yourself home renovators bookmark shiny turquoise tiles for bathrooms. ...

Vibration pen is designed for people with Parkinson's

10 hours ago

A woman appears in a video about a very special pen, the ARC, specifically designed for people with Parkinson's living with micrographia. Diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2013, the woman says that, over time, ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.