Toshiba will no longer develop the classic blocks of NAND

Toshiba will no longer develop the classic blocks of NAND
Chip maker Toshiba / SanDisk, along with Samsung and Intel / Micron, is one of the largest manufacturers of memories NAND. Due to falling prices on the SSD demand for memory chips is constantly growing. However, Toshiba announced that it would stop investing in the development of the classic block NAND. The memory chips are produced by 15-nm process, have reached the boundaries of performance and further reduction in the structure is meaningless.

Instead, Toshiba and SanDisk will focus on blocks of 3D NAND. The potential of the Stack memory higher than that of a planar memory NAND, so the company will develop and produce only the Stack Memory 3D NAND. A few days ago we wrote about the fact that Toshiba and SanDisk introduced a new 3D memory chips with 48 layers .

Not only Toshiba, and Micron will stop but the development of classic NAND memory and will only work the Stack of chips. Although Samsung did on this occasion did not say, however, since the company is a pioneer in 3D NAND, it is likely that in the future, Samsung will only deal with the Stack memory.

Thus, the planar memory chips may disappear in the near future from the market. And this is very good news for consumers: thanks to the higher density of the production costs of the Stack memory is less, and the reliability and speed of individual cells – more.

Toshiba will no longer develop the classic blocks of NAND updated: August 11, 2015 author: Jonathan Davis