Sunday, April 27, 2014

Toshiba Corporation starting 15nm 128-gigabit NAND flash at Fab 5 Yokkaichi

Toshiba Corporation announced that it has developed the world's first 15-nanometer (nm) process technology, which will apply to 2-bit-per-cell 128-gigabit (16 gigabytes) NAND flash memories. Mass production with the new technology will start at the end of April at Fab 5 Yokkaichi Operations, Toshiba's NAND flash fabrication facility (fab), replacing second generation 19 nm process technology, Toshiba's previous flagship process. The second stage of Fab 5 is currently under construction, and the new technology will also be deployed there.

Read more at Tweaktown.
"In-keeping with semiconductor industry fast-track construction techniques and schedules, Toshiba and manufacturing partner, SanDisk have officially opened their third 300mm wafer NAND flash fabrication facility at Toshiba's Yokkaichi Operations in Mie Prefecture, Japan, dubbed Fab 5." (Fabtech)

If you want to take a visit Google Street View offers excellent view from the Toshiba site in Yokkaichi. Just tune in here in this intersection take a right turn and enjoy the drive : Toshiba Fab 5.

Screendump from Google Street View just upfront of Toshiba Fab 5 in Yokkaichi.


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