back to article Intel inks $5.5bn deal to move 3D NAND production into China

Intel has dropped a flash bombshell by announcing it's going to make 3D NAND chips in China, implying it will add 3D XPoint chips to the mix later and raising doubts about its Micron partnership. In a blog by Intel SVP Rob Crooke, the general manager of Intel's non-volatile solutions group – such credentials underline the …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    x85 processor ?

    Marty, what year is it ?

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Why should this upset the Micron partnership?

    Micron has fabs they own making this stuff too. The joint venture is more about developing the technology together, not manufacturing it together.

  3. luis river

    ¿Problem with 3dx point?

    Is Intel-micron able to that 3dx point has obstacles like memristor of HP?

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Prices will come down fast

    A few weeks after the plant is up and running, 6 or 8 chinese companies will coincidentally have suddenly internally developed the same intellectual property and start producing competing products from plants funded with no-need-to-pay-it-back government loans.

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