Micron to offer 2Gbit NAND flash by year-end

Micron Technology today announced that it will begin offering 90nm, 2Gbit NAND flash chips by the end of this year. The new product will target memory cards, USB devices and other mass storage applications. Micron is planning its production ramp to coincide with the flash card market's predicted transition from 128MB to 256MB density NAND as the volume leader. The schedule enables Micron to offer the right NAND Flash density at the right time to meet core removable storage market requirements, the company further indicated.

"Micron is entering the NAND market aggressively, starting with the introduction of our first device on 90nm followed by process migrations to 72nm and then 58nm. Our NAND roadmap reflects multiple configurations and density migrations up to 16Gbit. We anticipate ramping production quickly to meet the forecasted market demand," said Jan du Preez, Micron's vice president of networking and communication in a press release. Micron's networking and communications group is responsible for memory products targeting the networking and handsets markets.

Micron declined to provide guidance on sales projections or capacity allocation, but the company reiterated that it would allocate 20% of its capacity to non-PC memory products by the end of this year.

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News source: DigiTimes

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