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Written by Daniel   
Monday, 01 February 2010 19:15

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IMFT's 25nm NAND Flash Will Cut Production Costs in Half, Spur New SSDs

IMFT's 300mm L74 wafer
The most advanced semiconductor process yet


Intel currently has the best selling solid state drive on the market, while Micron has just started shipping the fastest SSD available using the 6Gbps SATA interface. The secret weapon of the two companies is IM Flash Technologies, their joint venture that produces cutting edge 34nm NAND flash memory. Not only does it ensure a steady supply in turbulent times, but it combines the technology and manufacturing prowess of two tech titans together to combat NAND market leaders Samsung and Toshiba.

“Through our continued investment in IMFT, we’re delivering leadership technology and manufacturing that enables the most cost-effective and reliable NAND memory,” said Tom Rampone, Vice President and General Manager of Intel's NAND Solutions Group.

DailyTech saw some 22nm shuttle test wafers at last year's Intel Developer Forum. The world's largest semiconductor company expects to introduce the new process at the end of next year for its Ivy Bridge CPUs, but needs to do a lot of development work first. One of the best ways to do that is to develop a less advanced intermediary step, and the partnership with IMFT allows them to do just that.   [More...] [Comments...]

 

 

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