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Samsung provides 3D NAND flash to Google

by on01 April 2015

Coming right at ya

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured another hell on earth yarn that Samsung has agreed to supply Google with its advanced three-dimensional NAND flash (3D NAND) solid state drives (SSD).

The Korean Times said that the deal is considered another huge boost for Samsung to go ahead of its chief overseas rivals in the race for development of 3D NAND technology.

A Samsung deep throat said that:


"The agreement calls for Samsung to supply 3D NAND SSD products for Google datacenters. Samsung is in discussions with Google to end some minor differences such as guaranteed shipments and pricing."

The exact value of the deal is unknown, but the executive said the worth is "sizeable."

Factory ready

Samsung's factory in Xian, China ? the main location to fabricate 3D NAND chips ? will increase its annual shipments of 3D NAND chips to 960,000 wafers this year, from last year's estimated 480,000, according to research firms.

Samsung previously agreed with Amazon to export its 3D NAND technology, while Apple was testing the quality of Samsung 3D NAND SSDs as it also wants to use Samsung products. Facebook is another target for Samsung to promote its 3D NAND SSDs.

SanDisk, Toshiba and SK hynix are also having a crack at the technology but Samsung says it will be several generations ahead and will have solved the teething problems of controller design and other architectural issues.

Last modified on 01 April 2015
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