Skip to comments.Toshiba reveals 19nm NAND flash ( Aims for 128 Gbytes for Smartphones?)
Posted on 04/21/2011 9:00:03 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Toshiba has unveiled new fabricated NAND flash memories using 19nm process technology.
According to a press release the new technology has been applied to 2-bit-per-cell 64GB chips that offer the highest density on an 8GB single chip. Tosh said that it will also add 3-bit-per-cell products fabricated with the 19nm process technology to its product line-up.
The 2-bit-per-cell 64Gb will be available from the end of April with mass production scheduled for the third quarter of the year. The memory maker claims that the 19nm generation process technology will shrink chip size, allowing it to assemble sixteen 64GB NAND flash memory chips in one package and to deliver 128GB devices for application in smartphones and tablets.
The 19nm process products are also equipped with Toggle DDR2.0, which will enhance data transfer speed, the outfit claimed.
How does this help?
I just hoping for the phone that explodes when a woman is on it in the car for more than 5 minutes.
So now I will be able to hold 18 full length movies for my ring tone.
Seriously that amount of data on a phone is mainly so you can use it as a video camera.
NOW it’s getting interesting. 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB (WHOA!), 16 GB, then 32 GB, NOW 64 GB... okay they’re getting my attention.
When NAND RAM gets to the point where it’s on parity with spinning disk and retaining the same small footprint, we might have a storage revolution. Until then, spinning disk has it.
Toshiba makes a decent product. I had a laptop from them that I ran into the ground, and the damn thing just would not die. I’ve used their RAM with similar results.
They’re primarily involved with R&D, which I like.
And Apple’s probably already secured half of their production of this stuff for the next three years.
The smart-phone is evolving into a multi-purpose device, with the ability to communicate, run applications, records audio and video, play audio and video. More memory equals more space to store audio, video, data, and application programs.
When NAND RAM gets to the point where its on parity with spinning disk and retaining the same small footprint, we might have a storage revolution. Until then, spinning disk has it.
On a modern CPU you don’t care if a piece of data is in a register, in L1 cache, L2 cache, L3 cache, main memory, on the swap file etc. As long as you can get at it when you need it - you’re fine.
No cloud for me. Our corporate SAN is over 1 exabyte, and it scares the piss out of me that my medical records are on a device somewhere in my DC.
I keep all of my data local, back up to local disk and archive off to tape through Linux.
I do agree, though, that it doesn’t matter where the data lives, as long as people can get to it, they’re happy. For me, knowing that it’s local is much more comforting than relying on some cloud provider to keep their NAS up and running.
I think the Borg will assimilate all of us - the cloud already has my gmail, my photos (some of them), all the stuff my banks know about me and so on. And at work - that’s one ginormous cloud right there. There are some decisions and individual will be able to make about local vs. cloud but technological trends, once in place, are hard to resist forever. Floppy disks, VHS, dial phones, modems etc. etc. are all testament to that.
I can only say that we can continue to be diligent about our own privacy if we choose to. I got off of gMail recently. Not that my ISP email is any better, but they’re a smaller outfit and likely not going to be targeted for a large-scale hack attack. My bank, same sort of thing.
Yes, there will be assimilation, but we can still retain our individuality if we choose what goes into that cloud. I run a small SMTP server out of my home for private communications with my family, and I keep everything encrypted, if possible. I minimize my time on the phone and with texting. I’d like to think I’m as off the grid as I can be without losing a few conveniences of daily living.
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