Highest-density NAND developed by Toshiba and SanDisk

According to a news published at EE Times Asia, Toshiba has announced the introduction of a 16Gbit and a 8Gbit NAND flash memory fabricated in 56nm process technology and co-developed with SanDisk Corp. The 16Gbit version is said to be the highest-density single-chip NAND flash memory yet achieved.

The new chips will offer high density and write performance. Toshiba intends to start shipping commercial samples of 16Gbit NAND flash memories in the late first quarter of this year, but there are no details about prices.