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SanDisk and Toshiba have teamed up together to make a 64 Gb, 2-bits-per-cell (X2) based monolithic chip made on 19nm technology, which the companies claim is the smallest and most advanced memory process technology node in the world.
SanDisk will sample its 19nm 64 Gb X2 device this quarter and expects to begin high-volume production in the second half of 2011. At that time, SanDisk will also add 3-bits-per-cell (X3) products fabricated with the 19nm process technology to its product lineup.
"We are excited to introduce the world's smallest and lowest-cost NAND flash chips based on industry-leading 19nm process technology in our ongoing collaboration with our manufacturing partner Toshiba," said Yoram Cedar, executive vice president and chief technology officer, SanDisk. "Products based on this technology are designed to enable new applications, form factors and consumer experience that will continue to drive the flash industry to new heights."
This announcement come days after Intel and Micron announced its 20nm process.