Toshiba's New Fab5 Memories Plant Opens Up In Japan
Memory: can we really ever have enough of it? It's doubtful, and that's
why innovative approaches to ReRAM and NAND are making the rounds this
week. Toshiba has just announced that they have completed the
construction of their Fab5, a new manufacturing wing for NAND flash
memories. The plant is located at their Yokkaichi facility in Japan, and
operations are functional as of now. The company considers this place
their most advanced NAND
plant yet, where they'll also product 3D NAND
memories defined as "post-NAND flash memory."
The company's planning to make extra investments depending on market
trends, and a "second-term" clean room should get going in 2012/2014.
Hard to say what kind of immediate impact this will have on your
gadgets, but rest assured: more memories, and smaller memories, are a