Micron Technology has begun sampling next-generation, 16-nanometer (nm) process technology, resulting in the industry's smallest 128-gigabit (Gb) multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash memory chips, according to the company.
The 16nm node is the leading flash process technology as well as the most advanced processing node for any sampling semiconductor.
Dee Robinson, IHS memory analyst, said the majority of industry production is on 20-21nm process technology and some chipmakers are beginning to produce some wafers on 19nm. "After that will come devices built on 16-14nm process technology. I don't know of another supplier that is mass producing 16nm," she said.