Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) and Micron (NASDAQ: MU) are taking NAND memory to a new level.
The two partners are now building 20 nanometer NAND memory. Previously Intel and Micron had only been manufacturing NAND at 25 nanometers.
Intel and Micron said they have begun sending samples of the new 20nm 8 GB memories out to customers and expect full-scale manufacturing of the new 20nm NAND flash memories to begin in the second half of the year.
“The new 20nm process produces an 8 GB multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash device, providing a high-capacity, small form factor storage option for saving music, video, books and other data on smartphones, tablets and computing solutions such as solid-state drives (SSDs),” a joint statement by the companies said.