A press release from Intel today has clarified the state of the 3D XPoint Joint Venture the company has with Micron. Currently Intel and Micron co-developed the new class of non-volatile memory, with manufacturing at the Intel-Micron Flash Technologies (IMFT) fab in Utah. Intel’s statement today states that for the second generation of memory, the development will also be a joint effort and is expected to complete in the first half of 2019. However the third generation will be developed independently, allowing each company to focus on the separate business needs.
3D XPoint technology, branded as Optane by Intel and QuantX by Micron, has been a mini-revolution when it comes to non-volatile memory. Intel’s Optane products, mostly storage but with recent announcements about DRAM, have...
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Dave Robinet on 11/2/2007
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Dave Robinet on 10/25/2007
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Gary Key on 8/15/2007
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Dave Robinet on 8/9/2007
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Gary Key on 7/15/2007
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Gary Key and Dave Robinet on 7/11/2007
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