Earlier today Micron announced its first 16nm MLC NAND device. The 128Gbit device is architecturally identical to the current 20nm/128Gbit 2-bit-per-cell MLC device that's shipping today but smaller. That means we're talking about a 16K page size and 512 pages per block (two planes). Micron didn't share many details of the new device other than to say that it'd be available in the same package (152-ball BGA 14x18mm) and feature roughly the same performance as the current 20nm part. The performance claim is an interesting one since performance typically decreases with each NAND generation as we've seen in the past. Micron's exact wording was "similiar performance" to existing 20nm 128Gbit MLC parts, which doesn't necessarily mean identical. Micron NAND Evolution 50nm 34nm 25nm 20nm 20nm 16nm Single Die Max Capacity 16Gbit 32Gbit 64Gbit 64Gbit 128Gbit 128Gbit Page...
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