The report, Global 3D NAND Flash
Market 2015-2019, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts.
Since Apple has been using MLC NAND flash
in most of its products, the Cupertino company may reportedly consider using MLC instead of TLC.
As manufacturing process technology has proceeded to the 10nm-class and beyond, concern for a scaling limit arose, due to the cell-to-cell interference that causes a trade-off in the reliability of NAND flash
Toshiba commands the second-largest share of the global NAND flash
memory market after South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co.
Toshiba said it was making an adjustment in production of NAND flash
memory at its Yokkaichi Operation plant in Mie Prefecture, Japan.
Toshiba's BENAND removes the burden of ECC from the host processor while minimizing protocol changes and allowing host processors to support leading-edge process NAND flash
memory in a timely manner.
Toshiba is another chipmaker stepping up development projects of NAND Flash
chips, having set aside three analog-chip factories for the development of NAND Flash
memory capacities continue to increase while prices fall, and the use of Flash memory as an alternative for hard disc drives (HDDs) is expanding rapidly.
The company confirmed the new MLC 51nm NAND Flash
offers a 30Mb/s read speed and 8Mb/s write speed, compared to 17Mb/s read and 4.
Recently, Micron announced its multichip package line that combines its NAND flash
memory and Mobile DRAM featuring Endur-IC technology into one package.
The NAND Flash
market is expected to be the fastest growing memory market in the upcoming years," said Dr.
Toshiba will initially offer x16 NAND flash
memory in a 256Mb device, the most popular density for cellular phones.