Toshiba's new factory has started producing 96-layer 3D flash memory
Yesterday, Toshiba and Western Digital held a ceremony for a Fab 6 semiconductor plant and memory R&D center in Yokkaichi, Mie, Japan.
The Fab 6 plant was under construction by Toshiba in February last year and began producing 96-layer 3D flash memory earlier this month. Toshiba and Western Digital have installed sophisticated manufacturing equipment for it, which is dedicated to making 3D flash.
Toshiba believes that the demand for 3D flash memory in enterprise servers, data centers and smartphones is growing exponentially, and expects that its demand will continue to expand in the next few years, so it is further expanding production investment.
The memory R&D center adjacent to the Fab 6 plant began operations in March this year.
"We are very pleased to have the opportunity to expand the market for latest generation of 3D flash memory.”said Mao Kangxiong, president and CEO of Toshiba Memory, “Fab 6 and memory R&D center enable us to maintain our leading position in this field."
Western Digital CEO also attended the celebration, indicating that Toshiba and Western Digital will jointly promote 3D flash memory development and continue to improve their technology and cost advantages in the flash industry.