Micron intros its first 3D NAND memory for mobile devices

Micron 3D NAND technology for mobile devices now official
Micron 3D NAND technology
Micron's first mobile-optimized 3D NAND chip offers 32 GB of storage space and is compliant with the Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.1 specification.
Codrut Nistor,

Although the 3D NAND flash memory technology has been around for a while, Micron has just unveiled its first chips optimized for mobile devices based on this technology. Most products that use 3D NAND memory and are already available on the market aim desktop computers, servers, or notebooks. 

Micron aims the high-end and mid-range areas of the market, its first 3D NAND chip optimized for mobile devices being a 32 GB solution fully compliant with the UFS 2.1 standard. Earlier this year, Samsung introduced its own UFS storage solution for high-end mobile devices, but offering 256 GB of storage space and based on its own V-NAND technology.

Micron predicts that smartphones will reach the 1 TB storage space barrier by 2020. Until then, we will probably see its mobile-optimized UFS memory pushing the value of the mid-range smartphones and phablets even higher. Unfortunately, there is no information about the first handsets expected to use Micron 3D NAND chips yet.


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-08-10 (Update: 2016-08-10)
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