Toshiba has developed the worlds first 64GB NAND Chip that is fully compatible with the embedded MultiMediaCard standard.
The new 64GB NAND chip is a combination of sixteen 32Gbit (equal to 4GB) NAND chips produced with Toshiba’s 32nm process technology, and also integrates a dedicated controller.
The new 64GB embedded device combines sixteen 32Gbit (equal to 4GB) NAND chips fabricated with Toshiba’s cutting-edge 32nm process technology, and also integrates a dedicated controller.
Toshiba is the first company to succeed in combining sixteen 32Gbit NAND chips, and applied advanced chip thinning and layering technologies to realize individual chips that are only 30 micrometers thick. Full compliance with the JEDEC/MMCA Version 4.4(V4.4) standard for embedded MultiMediaCards supports standard interfacing and simplified embedding in products, reducing development burdens on product manufacturers.
At the moment Apple uses Toshiba’s 16GB and 32GB chips in their iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch, so there is a possibility that we could see a 64GB iPhone next year as well as a 128GB iPod Touch.
Toshiba will being production of these new 64GB NAND chips in January next year, and they will produce around three million units a month.
This should be enough for Apple’s new iPhone and iPod Touch which they may launch next year, if past history is anything to go on as Apple have released a new iPhone every year and doubled the memory capacity since the original iPhone was launched.
Press Release via Gizmodo