Intel and Micron end partnership over NAND flash memory

Intel and Micron end their partnership over developing NAND.

Published Mon, Jan 8 2018 11:44 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:53 AM CST

Following the events of the Spectre and Meldown security threats, Intel and Micron have both announced they are killing the agreement they had on making NAND chips.

Intel and Micron end partnership over NAND flash memory |

Intel announced the news ahead of their CES 2018 press conference, with Micron describing the move as "forging our own paths". The two companies collaborated on NAND flash memory chips, with the fruits of the labor turning into Intel Optane, formally known as 3D Xpoint, which is as Barron's reports a "form of non-volatile memory that straddles the line between DRAM and flash".


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