back to article Intel and Micron downgrade 3D Xpoint relationship from friends with benefits to partners

Intel and Micron Technology will dissolve the partnership that gave the world 3D XPoint storage-class memory. Identically-worded statements from both companies said “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. …

  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    "Micron can [PR bull] maximiz[ing] the benefits for [..] shareholders"

    That there is the real reason, as usual : money, profit and shareholder ROI.

    Customers are just the inconvenience that companies put up with to get money.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    MU can buy out INTC in 2019

    Micron has the option to call Intel's 49% of the joint venture (which is just the Lehi fab at this point) in 2019, so they kids will most likely be with MUmmy sometime in 2019. If they're not, that does to bode well for 3DXP.

  3. 111111lllllllllllllll

    Micron is doing a pretty good job keeping this Xpoint lawsuit a secret:

    1. diodesign (Written by Reg staff) Silver badge

      Re: Micron

      Cool – we'll check it out.


  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Maybe because it doesn't work right?

    The throughput, latency, and endurance are still nowhere near where they need to be for it to work as initially promised. Considering Intel's seemingly continuous execution problems these days, it's possible that Micron doesn't see a reasonable way forward with the technology.

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