Flash memory is everywhere nowadays, from your SSD drive to your
mobile phone, and Elpida and Spansion just announced they have
managed to create a new type of faster flash chips that should go
into mass production in the first quarter of 2011.
breakthrough was achieved thanks to Spansion's MirrorBit
charge-trapping technology that enabled Elpida to produce the
industry's first charge-trapping 1.8 V, 4-gigabit SLC (Single Level
Cell) NAND flash memory
that offers superior performance compared to
standard NAND flash technologies in use today.
has obtained good chips from its first trial lot of charge trap NAND
result demonstrates the high level of technical expertise of both
preparations to manufacture our NAND flash memory
as soon as possible
are well underway, which should enable us to deliver it to customers
looking forward to it soon," said Yukio Sakamoto, president and
chief executive officer of Elpida.
thrilling as it may sound (for all of you high-tech gibberish fans
out there) the best part about this new technology is that Elpida
will start mass production during the first quarter of 2011 as the
company plans to combine this with their Mobile RAM products to
provide solutions for the mobile market, so you may see this really
soon in a smartphone near you.
companies are also developing 3.0 V products and plan to develop 1Gb,
2Gb, and 4Gb products as well as 2Gb and 1Gb density 1.8V products.
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