News Highlights - 16nm TLC NAND
- Offers a focused balance in cost, capacity and performance.
- Enables the same capacity as MLC NAND with a 28% savings in die area.
- Targeted for use in applications that value performance and reliability, but where cost per GB is the first and foremost consideration, including USB drives and consumer solid state drives.
Micron's 16nm process—recognized by TechInsights as the Most Innovative Memory Device and 2014 Semiconductor of the Year—is a mature and proven storage technology, making it an excellent foundation for a reliable TLC design. TLC, or triple-level cell, is a technology that fits three bits in every flash data cell, creating greater cost and size efficiency.
Customers of the technology will benefit from Micron's extensive design support team, who act as trusted advisors to ensure smooth qualification and optimal end-solution performance. Key flash customers and ecosystem partners worldwide have already begun working to integrate this new NAND with their latest designs, ensuring quick adoption in end applications.
"Our new TLC NAND technology meets the ever-rising demand for reliable high-capacity storage," said
The new TLC part adds to Micron's comprehensive portfolio of flash products, which spans four process generations and multiple technologies to ensure focused solutions for almost any application imaginable—everything from consumer and mobile to enterprise, embedded, and automotive markets. The new 16GB TLC NAND is in production and available now. Micron has been sampling multiple partners, which will enable consumer SSD solutions based on this technology to come to market this fall. Micron also expects to release its own TLC-based client SSD in that timeframe.
"We're excited to release a new line of consumer SSDs featuring Micron TLC. The cost-to-performance, technical support and reliability provided by Micron ensures our customers get the best value for their storage."
"Reliable TLC flash is critical to building storage products that serve developing markets. Micron's 16nm TLC delivers the ideal balance of features for our customers."
"Our consumers depend on high density storage at an affordable price point. Micron's 16nm TLC will be an excellent choice for consumer media cards and storage."
"We have enjoyed a close collaborative relationship with Micron and look forward to continued solution shipments that integrate both of our latest technologies. Our new SF3500 client SSD controller is intended to create a compelling platform for using this latest Micron technology in both OEM and our own PCIe and SATA SSDs—delivering a win-win for all companies."
"We have a long history of strong cooperation with Micron to ensure seamless integration of their flash with our advanced controller technology. We are excited to be the first to offer high-performance, cost effective USB and SSD controllers supporting Micron's 16nm TLC NAND."
Follow us online! Take part in Micron's social conversations where we're talking all things storage and memory:
- Innovations Blog: www.micronblogs.com
- Twitter: www.twitter.com/micronstorage
- LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/micron-technology
- YouTube™: www.youtube.com/microntechnology
i Market projections of 42% share for TLC products in 2015 are based on Micron estimates and data from multiple industry analysts.
CONTACT: Micron Media Contact:Source:
Melinda Jenkins Zeno Group for Micron650-801-7957
News Provided by Acquire Media