Samsung Electronics announced that it has begun production of the industry's first 100-layer V-NAND flash memory and plans to adopt it on enterprise PCSSD. The South Korean technology giant said that SSDs based on 256Gb3-bit V-NAND flash memory have begun to supply to global PC manufacturers. With 100-layer V-NAND flash cells that require only a single etch, the new product is the market leader in terms of speed, throughput and energy efficiency.
Foreign media ZDNet reported that Samsung has supplied 250GB SATAPCSSD to an unnamed customer.
The company will increase capacity in the second half of this year and use 512Gb3-bit V-NAND flash memory to produce SSD and eUFS products to meet new requirements in various specifications.
Samsung said its 100- or 6-generation V-NAND flash has a write latency as low as 450μs and a read response time of 45μs.
Compared to 90-layer V-NAND flash, 100-layer V-NAND flash not only has a 10% performance increase, but also consumes 15% less power. In addition, the new process reduces production steps, reduces chip size, and increases production by 20%.
Looking ahead, Samsung plans to deploy new V-NAND flash memory in the mobile and automotive sectors to strengthen its leadership in the flash memory market.
Previously, the South Korean technology giant had warned that there were still ongoing uncertainties in the company's performance before the release of the second quarter earnings report, including the tension caused by trade friction between Japan and South Korea.
Earlier this week, Japan removed South Korea from its whitelist of trading partners and imposed trade restrictions on key materials used in semiconductor production last month.
Despite SK Hynix in Korea, its leadership has ordered companies to develop emergency plans. But Samsung does not seem to be so flustered, but decided to continue to invest in production in the second half of this year.
Finally, given the sharp decline in profit and demand in the memory business, the company's second-quarter operating profit is expected to be cut by half compared to the same period last year.