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2/20/2012 02:10 PM EST
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resistion
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resistion   2/22/2012 2:00:49 PM
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Thanks for the link. On slides 176-178, they show 2014 for the last conventional NAND flash at 1Z nm (low teens), followed by 3D BICS NAND without EUV, possibly bridging to 3D ReRAM in the latter part of the decade. IMEC and Samsung have stated last year that the BICS architecture could carry over to ReRAM. BICS is more cost effective than the original concept of 3D R/W.

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resistion   2/22/2012 12:13:18 PM
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Actually I think they are using NGL as an excuse. They still need revenue from flash IP.

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resistion   2/22/2012 11:22:22 AM
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They think they need EUV because they need to pattern each of their 4 layers sequentially. But the 3D NAND architecture works better for RRAM and is more cost effective. Don't even need immersion.

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Peter Clarke   2/22/2012 11:02:19 AM
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SanDisk has now responded with "We don't have anything to add to your ReRAM story."

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NAND_analyst   2/21/2012 3:39:46 PM
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resistion, you are correct. Unfortunately, there is no transcript of their recent Analyst Day, but there is a recording, and there are slides. Look at Slides 9, 29, 33, and especially 177-80 here: http://media.corporate-ir.net/media_files/irol/86/86495/2012AnalystPresentation.pdf They also have a recording of the Analyst Day on their IR page. This is the technology that they bought with Matrix quite a few years ago, and have continued to work on. And they will need EUV for it, that is perhaps the main thing that they are "tapping their toes" for, waiting impatiently for AMAT to get their act together.

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Peter Clarke   2/21/2012 1:00:59 PM
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A did, indeed, see the headline on the Bright Side of News story and I have updated my story with references. Of course I went to SanDisk to get the details. Which I did by way of the job posting on the SanDisk website, as reported above. It was a holiday in the U.S. so I was not surprised that the company did not respond to an email of inquiry I sent.

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Gil Russell   2/21/2012 4:46:29 AM
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Wednesday.

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DrQuine   2/21/2012 3:43:02 AM
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I'll echo the previous comments that actual investigative reporting and putting together the pieces to build a story rather than simply reprinting press releases is a great thing to see. A similar source of competitive intelligence is patent filings (even if it does take 18 months before they publish). It seems like a number of companies are getting interested in 3D (stacked) integrated circuits.

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Sanjib.A   2/21/2012 3:11:35 AM
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I appreciate way this article was created based on the news extracted from the job add. :-) I think I also have similar questions/doubts in my mind as raised in the above comments. May be, more adds following on this same topic in near future would confirm something is really going on?

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resistion   2/20/2012 7:43:54 PM
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Sandisk used to promote a technology called 3D R/W as successor to NAND flash, I wonder if that is their ReRAM.

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