Hynix ramps 26-nm NAND chips

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SAN JOSE: The South Korean company - Hynix Semiconductor Inc. announced that it has started mass production of 64-gigabit NAND flash chips using 20-nm class technology at its 300-mm fab, the M11.

Hynix’s 20-nm class 64-Gb chip doubles the density in a package over the current 32-Gb product. This technology that was developed by Hynix was announced in February 2009.

Analysts say that the device is said to be a 26-nm part. Rival companies are also ramping their 20-nm class products -  Samsung is ramping a 27-nm NAND device, IM Flash is shipping a 25-nm device, and reports say that SanDisk/Toshiba have talked about a 24-nm product.