Micron Technology has introduced a serial NAND flash memory technology for embedded applications. With chip density starting at 1 gigabit (Gb), the serial NAND flash allows customers to extend their storage capacity beyond what is currently available with serial NOR flash, at a significant cost-per-bit advantage.
“Micron’s serial NAND offers the lowest cost-per-bit serial interface flash on the market,” said Kevin Kilbuck, director of NAND market development for Micron. “There are several embedded applications today that require 128 megabytes or more of storage, and we expect capacity to continue to grow, providing the need for a NAND-based storage alternative to NOR flash.”
Volume production of Micron’s 1 Gb serial NAND technology is expected in the first quarter of 2009. Micron also plans to introduce higher-density serial NAND flash products reaching 4 Gb.