3D XPoint

Back in March of this year, Micron announced that it would be getting out of the 3D XPoint business entirely, abandoning the technology and putting its sole 3D XPoint fab up for sale. Now a short few months later, Micron has secured a buyer for the fab – and it’s not Intel. Rather it will be Texas Instruments who picks up the fab, buying it off of Micron for $900 million with plans to convert it over to analog and embedded processors. The sale of the Lehi fab is the latest and final chapter in Micron’s years-long efforts to unwind its non-volatile memory joint venture with Intel, IM Flash. Over the last decade Micron has acquired Intel’s share of the business in multiple stages, culminating...

Caching And Tiering: Intel Optane Memory H20 and Enmotus FuzeDrive SSD Reviewed

Two competing products break out of the mold of typical consumer SSDs and combine two kinds of storage on one drive, with extra software to use that storage intelligently...

45 by Billy Tallis on 5/18/2021

Micron Abandons 3D XPoint Memory Technology

In a sudden but perhaps not too surprising announcement, Micron has stated that they are ceasing all R&D of 3D XPoint memory technology. Intel and Micron co-developed 3D XPoint...

60 by Billy Tallis on 3/16/2021

Intel Announces New Wave of Optane and 3D NAND SSDs

Today Intel is announcing updates to most of their SSD product lines. Their products based on 3D NAND are being updated to use Intel's 144-layer QLC and TLC NAND...

70 by Billy Tallis on 12/16/2020

Intel & Micron Sign New 3D XPoint Wafer Supply Agreement

Intel and Micron have inked a new 3D XPoint memory wafer supply agreement. Analysts believe that Intel will now have to pay Micron more than it did previously as...

20 by Anton Shilov on 3/16/2020

Micron Finally Announces A 3D XPoint Product: Micron X100 NVMe SSD

Micron and Intel co-developed 3D XPoint memory as a high-performance alternative to flash, but so far only Intel has brought products to market, under their Optane brand. Despite owning...

30 by Billy Tallis on 10/24/2019

Intel Shares New Optane And 3D NAND Roadmap - Barlow Pass DIMMs & 144L QLC NAND in 2020

At a press event today in South Korea (?!) Intel shared plans for many of their next round of storage products, including the second generation of Optane enterprise SSDs...

14 by Billy Tallis on 9/25/2019

Intel Announces Optane Memory M15: 3D XPoint On M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4

The first major hardware update to Intel's consumer Optane M.2 drives is coming soon, with the Optane Memory M15 drive intended for caching use. Compared to the original Optane...

9 by Billy Tallis on 5/29/2019

Intel Memory Plans: No New NAND Capacity, Wants to Move 3D XPoint Production to China

Like the rest of NAND flash industry, Intel is not particularly happy with oversupply on the market and decreasing prices. The company already said that it would reduce NAND...

29 by Anton Shilov on 5/13/2019

Micron to Pay Intel $1.3B to $1.5B for IM Flash Stake

Earlier this year, Micron announced their intention to buy out Intel's stake of their memory technology joint venture, IM Flash Technologies. Now, as the process gets underway, Micron is...

26 by Anton Shilov on 5/8/2019

The Intel Optane Memory H10 Review: QLC and Optane In One SSD

Intel's latest SSD caching solution using 3D XPoint memory is here. This time, the Optane cache is paired with QLC NAND flash, and all bundled onto one M.2 drive...

60 by Billy Tallis on 4/22/2019

Intel Releases Optane Memory H10 Specifications

Intel's Optane Memory H10 SSD will begin shipping soon in pre-built systems from major OEMs, so Intel's ready to unveil more detailed information about the drive first previewed earlier...

23 by Billy Tallis on 4/10/2019

Micron Exercises Option to Buyout Intel's Share of IMFT

Micron is following through with the next step in the breakup of their long alliance with Intel for storage technology. As announced last October, Micron is exercising their call...

18 by Billy Tallis on 1/14/2019

New Generation of Optane M.2 SSDs Coming Soon

Intel's Optane products so far fall into one of two categories. At the high end is the flagship P4800X enterprise SSD and its derivatives for the enthusiast market. At...

27 by Billy Tallis on 1/8/2019

Intel's Response: Micron’s Control of 3D XPoint Fab Will Not Disrupt Optane Roadmap

Intel late on Friday said that Micron’s intention to gain full control of the IMFT joint venture will not interrupt its plans concerning products based on 3D XPoint memory...

26 by Anton Shilov on 10/22/2018

What Next for 3D XPoint? Micron to Buy Intel's Share in 3D XPoint Fab

Micron on Thursday announced plans to acquire Intel’s stake in IM Flash Technologies, a joint venture between the two companies. IM Flash owns a fab near Lehi, Utah, which...

34 by Anton Shilov on 10/18/2018

Intel Optane Memory AMA Recap

Late last month the AnandTech Forums community team held a two-day AMA session with Intel's Optane technology team about their Optane products and 3D XPoint technology in general ...

32 by Ryan Smith on 10/11/2018

Join Us This Week for an AT Forums AMA with Intel's Optane Memory Team

On Wednesday, September 26th through Thursday, September 27th AnandTech's community team will be hosting an ask-me-anything session with Intel’s Optane Team, which will be taking place in the AnandTech...

6 by Ryan Smith on 9/27/2018

Intel Expands Optane 905P SSDs To 1.5TB

Intel has officially launched the next wave of Optane SSDs, continuing a gradual rollout of higher density drives as their production of 3D XPoint memory catches up with demand...

14 by Billy Tallis on 9/21/2018

Intel and Micron To Dissolve 3D XPoint Partnership After 2019

A press release from Intel today has clarified the state of the 3D XPoint Joint Venture the company has with Micron. Currently Intel and Micron co-developed the new class...

19 by Ian Cutress on 7/16/2018

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