Intel expands 3D XPoint Production

At IM Flash foundry

Intel is expanding its production of 3D XPoint products, the company has announced that the expansion of its IM (Intel Micron) Flash foundry in Lehi (Utah) is complete. 3D XPoint is a high-speed, low-latency and non-volatile memory created together with Micron.



The expanded fab will produce 3D XPoint memory media, Intel Optane memory for clients and new capacities and form factors of the Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X Series. Intel launched three 3D XPoint-powered Optane 900P SSDs at the end of last month. The three powerful drives boast speeds of up to 500'000 IOPS random read and write. In addition, the drives sport up to 2'500MB/s and 2'000MB/s sequential read and write, respectively. The drives are available both with PCIe and U.2 interface and they should be available now.

In addition Intel expanded the Optane series, introducing 750GB capacity and 2.5-inch U.2 form factor versions of the Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X Series. Compared to Samsung, Intel uses a different technology for producing these kind of memory. The IM Flash produces 3D NAND for Intel and Micron products using floating-gate technology, in comparison to the charge-trap technology employed by Samsung with its 3D V-NAND.

Intel's Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group has seen a healthy growth in recent quarters and a growing demand for NAND flash in general.




Source: techpowerup

News by Luca Rocchi and Marc Büchel - German Translation by Marc Büchel - Italian Translation by Francesco Daghini


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