Intel readies the next generation of NAND for SSDs.
Intel has announced that its 25nm NAND flash chips are now shipping in volume to customers.
Intel detailed in its brief announcement:
Announced in February, IMFT was the first to sample, and now to ship in production, 25nm NAND using the world's smallest, most advanced manufacturing process technology. The 8 gigabyte (GB) 25nm NAND flash memory chip measures just 167mm2 and can hold up to 2,000 songs, 7,000 photos or 8 hours of video. NAND Flash memory is used in USB memory keys and SD cards for data storage in digital camcorders and cameras, as well as in smart phones, personal music players and solid-state drives.
For those of you constantly keeping an eye on Intel SSD prices, expect this to soon trigger a new generation of roomier and/or cheaper drives.