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Intel and Micron, through their IM Flash Technologies (IMFT) joint venture, have announced the development of what they call the world's first 20-nanometer, 128-gigabit, multilevel-cell flash-memory chip, and that they have begun "mass production" of their 20nm 64Gb chip.

"Through the utilization of planar cell structure and Hi-K/Metal gate stack, IMFT continues to advance the technological capabilities of our NAND flash memory solutions to enable exciting new products, services and form factors," said Intel's Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group general manager Rob Crooke in a statement.

The new multi-level cell chip meets the ONFI 3.0 speed standard introduced this March, although at 333 megatransfers per second (MT/s) it doesn't hit that standard's minimum speed of 400 MT/s.

Intel says that one-terabit densities can be achieved in "a single fingertip-size package" consisting of eight of the new parts – a claim, we assume, that depends upon how big your hand is and which finger you're talking about.

Intel and Micron's 20nm, 128Gb NAND chip

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IMFT's target market is, of course, the world of ever-shrinking mobile devices and the cloudy servers that feed them.

"As portable devices get smaller and sleeker, and server demands increase," said Micron's NAND Solutions Group VP Glern Hawk, "our customers look to Micron for innovative new storage technologies and system solutions that meet these challenges."

The IMFT's 20nm 64Gb part is ramping to mass production this month, and the 128Gb part will be sampling to customers in January, with mass production scheduled for the first half of next year. ®

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