So how much more memory are we talking about here? This would be interesting to see what comes out of this. We can have a mass storage on our phones :) add a usb to it and you have a everything you need on the go.(A phone, web browser, etc... and file storage :).
I look for Global Foundries to be a player in this market as they are moving to SOI and half nodes quickly.
Still not a bug fan of Toshiba!
Their reliability went out the door long before Toyota's did :P
The only reason I would have a product of their is if it were integrated into cheap flash units, or other tech. If the PS3 relied on their chips then I wouldn't have a choice, or that new cell phone. To bad they cant spend more money on improving quality before they try and move on to the next tech.
To me they are like the Nascar team that has been racing every year since the 80's and still haven't won. Yet they still get funding and money to test and compete?
Everything they are talking about is flash. Currently, Micron and Intel are producing 25nm flash through their joint venture, with Samsung spinning it up as well. This means that though Toshiba might want to take over the flash market they are going to be number 4 to impliment the newest size.
I do not see them dominating the market any time soon.
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Strange that the article does not mention IMFT, which is sampling 25nm NAND flash already, and the plan is to have SSDs using the IMFT 25nm NAND flash in late 2010.
@inspector: The current generation of flash from IMFT is 34nm. The amount of memory per chip scales as the square of the dimension. So, (34/25)^2 results in about 85% more memory per chip. The article says Toshiba's current gen is 32nm, and next gen is "sub-25nm". So (32/24)^2 would give about 78% more memory per chip.
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