Intel talks about next generation flash memory - goes 3D

Intel talks about next generation flash memory - goes 3D.

[newsimage][/newsimage]Intel thinks it can make NAND memory cells as small as 7 nm with current technology and hopes to take NAND technology further with 3D technology.

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Um sorry but 3D is fading out.

[QUOTE=Dr. Who;2688721]Um sorry but 3D is fading out.[/QUOTE]

It hasn’t even begun. LOL, Samsung isn’t implementing 3d TV because its fading out.:wink:

Trust me it is hurting Best Buy as they can’t sell them.

This isn’t about 3D TVs. This is about technology for NAND flash memory (used in e.g. SSDs) :slight_smile:

Whew! We just saw the 3D version of CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON in a midnight showing - what a hoot - but I’m not sure if the NAND versions will ever get those Raking Claw motions down!

However, we’ve all had to dig around in a too-cramped PC case before and, gee, wouldn’t it be great if an enlivened, full-motion Parts-Alive 3D version was available - “Please unlatch the RAM and pop itself out, and now put the other stick back in, and re-latch yourself.”

Or maybe the XBox One Voice Command would be “Expand all space by 10x so I can reach in easier…”

3D and Shape-Shifting Space Bending!

It’s quite interesting to see how manufacturers choose to work around problems as they come closer to the limits of technology. HDD manufacturers have hit a few walls in trying to cram their bits closer together on spinning platters (without the drives self-destructing in short order…), and now something similar has to happen with flash memory.

Even though SSDs are all about speed, as long as they can safely cram more electrons into “the same space”, I don’t really care about speed. I’m sure there will be a way for them to use fancy controller algorithms to get out a decent speed (data compression, writes to multiple packages, ever-increasing buffer sizes, etc etc). Just make sure all those tiny switches can reliably store and detect voltage, and I’ll be happy.

As for the other uses of flash memory (like storage for cameras, phones, and the like)… durability will still be a factor, but they’ll have an interesting time increasing speeds without maybe using a new SD card standard.

Or my concerns could be foolish, and the hardware engineers will discover that this new production method inherently increases speed and reliability.