Having received tens of billions of dollars from the government, the Chinese semiconductor industry is developing at a rapid pace. Earlier this year Chinese Xi’an UniIC Semiconductors began to sell its DDR4-2133 memory chips, and right now Yangtze Memory Technologies Co. and UNIC Memory Technology are gearing up to start selling 64-layer 3D TLC NAND memory in volume. Maxio Technology, a developer of SSD controllers with a subsidiary in China, is showcasing a prototype SSD based on its MAS0902 controller as well as 3D TLC NAND flash memory with UNIC markings. The SSD in question is an inexpensive 256 GB SATA drive aimed at entry-level PCs and its performance is in line with other cheap SSDs (hence, will barely impress enthusiasts). Meanwhile, the memory used...

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