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In a Flash: New High Speed NAND Technology Achieves 5X the Performance

Popular blog Web site, Engadget, summed it up best in a post today, writing “How do 200MBps reads and 100MBps writes in a storage device sound to you? Pretty sweet if you ask us.”

Delivering on that performance, Micron today uncorked its high speed NAND technology that performs 5X faster than conventional NAND, solving the performance bottleneck of today’s conventional NAND. The technology -- jointly developed with Intel through its joint venture, IM Flash Technologies -- can greatly enhance the access and transfer of data in devices that use silicon for storage such as video recorders, digital cameras, MP3 players and other computing devices that use solid-state memory. Micron is the first company to bring to market an 8 gigabit version of high speed NAND and is currently sampling with key OEM customers and controller companies.

According to Frankie Roohparvar, Micron vice president of NAND development, “Micron looks forward to unlocking the possibilities with high speed NAND. We are working with an ecosystem of key enablers and partners to build and optimize corresponding system technologies that take advantage of its improved performance capabilities.”

Micron will also present a paper on high speed NAND at the International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in San Francisco next Wednesday, February 6 at 10:15 AM.

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