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Toshiba Making 24nm Flash -- 8GB on Single Chip

Toshiba said that it has started mass production of NAND flash memories fabricated with 24nm process technology. This latest technology advance has already been applied to 2bit-per-cell 64-gigabit (Gb) chips that are the world's smallest and offer the highest density on a single chip (8 GB), and which are available from today.  

The 24nm process products are also equipped with Toggle DDR, which enhances data transfer speed. Toshiba will eventually add 32Gb and 3bit per cell products fabricated with the 24nm process technology to its product line-up.

Toshiba provides flash memory for smartphones, digital video cameras and tablet PCs – many of which the newer models support the recording and playback of high-definition content.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • mavroxur
    Hopefully this will increase the size of SSD's and....dare I say it....lower the price???? Well, one can only hope I guess...
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  • letsgetsteve
    2-4 months till trickle down and prices on second gen ssd's drop? sounds good to me cause I need about 4 of them!
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  • gekko668
    SSD companies ain't going to lower the ssd price because there are too many people who are willing to pay premium for it.
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  • konjiki7
    The price will drop due to the high levels of competition in this market.
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  • joebob2000
    How long before we scrap the idea of an "SSD" and they just make a board that accepts an array of SD or microSD cards and RAID0/1s them all together?
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  • lamorpa
    letsgetsteve...sounds good to me cause I need about 4 of them!
    Which cause are you supporting? Save the whales? Or did you mean
    because'?
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  • NotYetRated
    lamorpaWhich cause are you supporting? Save the whales? Or did you mean because'?
    hahaha mase me laugh.
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  • Stifle
    We need to start a boycott of technology until all prices come down, WHO IS WITH US?!
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  • squiggs77
    And Apple will still only offer 8GB in it's entry model iPod Touch, and way over charge for more memory without giving you the ability to just insert a MicroSD card.
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  • Squiggs77 , that my friend is why not to buy iPod Touch...
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