If the technology were not at least theoretically capable of MLC, it might be hard to push. Extending vertically might be only way otherwise. It might make MLC harder by reducing read current. And there could be retention issues since there is no opportunity to confine charge vertically.
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.