Toshiba starts 19nm NAND Flash production

Toshiba Corporation take a lead over Intel with production of new NAND flash memories, which are made using 19nm process technology.

This technology has already been applied to 2-bit-per-cell 64-gigabit (Gb) chips , which are claimed to be the world’s smallest and offer the highest density on a single chip (8 GB). These memory chips are also equipped with Toggle DDR2.0, which enhances data transfer speed.

This technology achievement, will further shrink chip size and will allows  Toshiba to assemble sixteen 64Gbit NAND flash memory chips in one package and to deliver 128GB devices for application in smartphones and tablet PCs, as well Toshiba also plans to add 3-bit-per-cell products fabricated with the 19nm process technology to its product line-up.

The first samples of the will be available from the end of this month and mass production is expected third quarter of the year.

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