SAN JOSE, Calif. Raising the stakes in the marketplace, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. said that it has begun mass producing an 8-gigabit NAND flash-memory device, based on 60-nm technology.
The high-density, multi-level-cell (MLC) device is believed to be late to the marketplace by a quarter, according to one analyst.
The chip vertically stacks two 4-Gbit packages. Samsung plans to further utilize its 8-Gbit NAND flash memory chip in its MLC NAND technology, called moviNAND, which will enable a 2-Gbit solution.
The newest technology advancement brings 25 percent higher manufacturing productivity over the previous 70-nm design technology.