Micron 34nm NAND Flash Memory Chip

Micron 34nm 32Gb MLC NAND wafer

Micron 34nm 16Gb MLC NAND chip

Micron has just announced the mass production of its new NAND flash memory using its 34-nanometer (nm) process technology. Micron’s new 34nm multi-level cell (MLC) 16Gb and 32Gb NAND chips are smaller in size but offer more capacity, which means mobile devices can now be smaller but with more storage.

Micron 34nm 32Gb MLC NAND wafer

The new 32GB NAND chip is 17% smalles the the prior version and the 16Gb chip is just 84mm². Both new chips have the ONFI 2.1 synchronous interface that delivers transfer speeds of up to 200MB/s offering the astest read and write throughputs offered in today’s NAND devices.

Micron is also preparing 8Gb and 16Gb single-level cell (SLC) NAND chips using the 34nm process. It’s subsidiary Lexar has utilizes the new 34nm NAND technology in its new Platinum II 32GB SDHC and 16GB microSD cards. Lexar will also use the 34nm technology in its JumpDrive USB flash drive products.