SanDisk iNAND Extreme provides up to 128GB of storage in industry-leading small packaging
SanDisk,today announced it is using the world’s most advanced semiconductor manufacturing process to produce SanDisk’s highest performing embedded memory products. iNAND Extreme is now being built on SanDisk’s 19 nanometer (nm) process technology to enable the large-capacity, high-performance embedded NAND flash memory products that are ideally suited for high-end tablets and smartphones. Products running the Android operating system as well as the upcoming Microsoft Windows RT version of the Windows 8 operating system can benefit from iNAND Extreme capacity, performance and small size.
At 19nm, the manufacturing technology used to build circuitry in the iNAND Extreme is incredibly small. For comparative purposes, the width of a sheet of paper is about 0.1mm or about 100,000nm, meaning that more than 5000 objects 19nm in size could fit across the edge of a sheet of paper. iNAND Extreme will be used on reference designs for the Nvidia Tegra 3 4-Plus-1 quad-core processor as a recommended high performance storage device for high-end tablet and mobile devices using the latest operating systems.
SanDisk’s 128GB iNAND Extreme product comes in a highly competitive 12mm by 16mm package. The product conforms to the new e.MMC 4.5 specification and can achieve up to 45 megabyte per second (MB/sec) sequential write and 100 MB/sec read speeds. iNAND Extreme embedded flash memory can significantly improve performance for multitasking, web browsing, file transfer and image capture performance to produce a more enjoyable experience for smartphone and tablet users. iNAND Extreme comes in capacities ranging from 16GB to 128GB. 128GB of memory is enough to store several HD movies and thousands of songs and photos.