Mi­cron, In­tel is­sue up­date on 3D XPOINT pro­gramme

Joint de­vel­op­ment pro­gramme be­tween the two ven­dors con­tin­ues

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In­tel has de­vel­oped a lead­er­ship po­si­tion de­liv­er­ing a broad port­fo­lio of Op­tane prod­ucts

Semi­con­duc­tor so­lu­tion maker Mi­cron and chip de­signer In­tel, have an­nounced an up­date to their 3D XPoint joint de­vel­op­ment part­ner­ship, which has re­sulted in the de­vel­op­ment of an en­tirely new class of non-volatile mem­ory with dra­mat­i­cally lower la­tency and ex­po­nen­tially greater en­durance than NAND mem­ory.

The com­pa­nies have agreed to com­plete joint de­vel­op­ment for the sec­ond gen­er­a­tion of 3D XPoint tech­nol­ogy, which is ex­pected to oc­cur in the first half of 2019. Tech­nol­ogy de­vel­op­ment be­yond the sec­ond gen­er­a­tion of 3D XPoint tech­nol­ogy will be pur­sued in­de­pen­dently by the two com­pa­nies in or­der to op­ti­mise the tech­nol­ogy for their re­spec­tive prod­uct and busi­ness needs, In­tel said in a state­ment.

The two com­pa­nies will con­tinue to man­u­fac­ture mem­ory based on 3D XPoint tech­nol­ogy at the In­tel-Mi­cron Flash Tech­nolo­gies (IMFT) fa­cil­ity in the US.

“Mi­cron has a strong track record of in­no­va­tion with

40 years of world-lead­ing ex­per­tise in mem­ory tech­nol­ogy de­vel­op­ment, and we will con­tinue driv­ing the next gen­er­a­tions of 3D XPoint tech­nol­ogy,” said Scott DeBoer, ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent of Tech­nol­ogy De­vel­op­ment at Mi­cron. “We are ex­cited about the prod­ucts that we are de­vel­op­ing based on this ad­vanced tech­nol­ogy, which will al­low our cus­tomers to take ad­van­tage of unique mem­ory and stor­age ca­pa­bil­i­ties. By de­vel­op­ing 3D XPoint tech­nol­ogy in­de­pen­dently, Mi­cron can bet­ter op­ti­mize the tech­nol­ogy for our prod­uct roadmap while max­imis­ing the ben­e­fits for our cus­tomers and share­hold­ers.”

Crooke says In­tel has de­vel­oped a lead­er­ship po­si­tion de­liv­er­ing a broad port­fo­lio of Op­tane prod­ucts.

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