That is almost small enough for MicroSDXC!
Intel and Micron, through their IM Flash Technologies (IMFT) joint venture, have announced the development of what they call the world's first 20-nanometer, 128-gigabit, multilevel-cell flash-memory chip, and that they have begun "mass production" of their 20nm 64Gb chip. "Through the utilization of planar cell structure and …
Wednesday 7th December 2011 11:17 GMT Tim Parker
Wednesday 7th December 2011 16:12 GMT Ammaross Danan
"Intel says that one-terabit densities can be achieved in "a single fingertip-size package" consisting of eight of the new parts"
Question is, does this mean a flash chip that hosts 8 dies (as opposed to the practice of 4 dies in current 512GB+ drives)? Surely, since 4 dies per chip causes interleaving bottlenecks to the dies, dropping 8 dies on a chip could cause similar (worse?) issues if the controller isn't striping the data efficiently? Perhaps an upgrade to channels from the controller is in order...
Wednesday 7th December 2011 16:50 GMT Anonymous Coward
What with HD's gauging prices and flash prices dropping (which in many ways you can thank Apple for in some ways - there I said it). Well I can only see some nice consumer priced and usable flash storage comming to market, along with the reduced heat and power usage as well as reducing the I/O gap to memory/CPU. This can only be happier times. Once we get optical interconnects if only due to the fact that glass/plastic is cheaper than metal. Then I'll be even happier than I am now.
Good times ahead.