Intel has launched what it claims is "the industry's first volume shipments" of 65nm NOR flash memory products.
The multi-level cell (MLC) products — which include a 1Gbit 65nm flash chip — began shipping from Intel's plant in Seoul, South Korea, on Wednesday. The 65nm monolithic parts, intended for use in mobile phones, are an industry first, the company claimed in a statement.
They are based on Intel's StrataFlash Cellular Memory architecture and are drop-in compatible with Intel's high-volume, 90nm-based flash chips, the company said.
Intel is aiming the chips at multimedia phones, cameras and videos and any device requiring high-speed data transfers. The company says the new parts have fast read speeds "of up to 133 MHz" as well as write speeds of up to 1.0MB/sec — twice as fast as Intel's previous product.