Intel, Micron ready to make more 3D XPoint memory

November 14, 2017 //By Peter Clarke
Intel and Micron Technology have plans to boost production of 3D XPoint memory, the phase change memory that is included in Intel's Optane solid state drives.

Intel and Micron have announced the completion an expansion to Building 60 at the IM Flash Technologies LLC facilities in Lehi, Utah, for that purpose.

The IM Flash joint venture was created in 2006 to manufacture non-volatile memory for both Intel and Micron, starting with NAND for use in SSDs, phones, tablets and more. In 2015, IM Flash began manufacturing 3D XPoint technology which has a cell and array architecture that can switch faster than NAND.

The companies did not indicate what scale of addition to manufacturing the expansion to B60 will make.

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