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3D NAND to make up half of all flash memory production

Lucas Mearian | April 26, 2017
3D NAND flash availability will remain tight as Apple devours more of it for the iPhone.

Micron 3D NAND flash
Micron. An example of Micron's 3D NAND flash chip for mobile devices.

Samsung, through its newly built fabrication plant at Pyeontaek in South Korea, has completed equipment installation and is expected to start producing 64-layer flash chips as early as this July.

Micron is the second largest 3D-NAND supplier after Samsung and also has the technology accounting for more than 50% of its total NAND flash bit output. Micron currently benefits from major memory module makers using its 32-layer chips as well as from strong shipments of its own branded SSDs.


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