"In the continuing race to design the smallest silicon chips,
Intel and Micron Technology have struck again. The duo, partners in
flash development, were the first to reach 34-nanometer-process
designs for NAND flash memory and have now reached the 25-nanometer
"It's an incredibly small process. If a human hair was a mile
wide, the 25nm process technology would equate to 21 inches of that
"But this tiny design will hold a lot of transistors and hence
higher capacity: Intel and Micron will produce chips that can store
8GB in a single NAND device. This translates into doubling the
amount of storage capacity in a similar space over previous
generations of flash.
""What this will do for our respective end customers is make
things possible like new and enhanced consumer devices and compute
apps, particularly solid-state drives," said Troy Winslow, director
of product marketing in the NAND solutions group at Intel (NASDAQ:
INTC) on a conference call discussing the new technology."
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