Samsung to start production of 64-layer 3D NAND this year

Earlier this week, Toshiba said it is sampling 64-layer 3D NAND with production scheduled for H1 2017.

“Our goal is to mass-produce SSDs that use our 4G V-NAND within the year,” says Samsung “our development plan for fourth-generation V-NAND and mass production of 18nm DRAM is progressing smoothly.”

“Although overall demand is expected to increase, thanks to increased demand for high-density solution products in major SSD and mobile applications, supply and demand is expected to become much tighter in the second half due to supply restrictions caused by 3D NAND ramp-up delays in the market,” says Samsung, ” it’s a bit too early for us to talk a limit of how many layers can be made. We are currently planning out our mid- to long-term generations and at the same time considering other new memory technologies