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Korea Republic of : SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS makes available V-NAND to PC makers

June 2, 2014

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has announced that it has its second generation of three-dimensional flash memory, called Vertical NAND (V-NAND), has started becoming available to PC makers.

Using less power than traditional flash, V NAND boosts write endurance.

The new product makes use of 32 vertically stacked flash cell layers instead of 24 layers used in the first generation of V-NAND, which the Samsung launched in 2013.

The company said solid-state drives (SSDs) based on the new 3-D V-NAND will have nearly twice the endurance for writing data and will use 20% less energy compared to planar multi-level cell (MLC) SSDs.

Samsung launched its 3-D V-NAND technology for data center use in 2013.

The company said the customer base for its first-generation V-NAND SSDs included business IT customers and major data centers.

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Source: TendersInfo (India)

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