Intel and Micron unveiled 3D XPoint technology, a non-volatile memory that has the potential to revolutionize the digital era by fast access to large sets of data. 3D XPoint technology (Production ready) is a major breakthrough in memory process technology and the first new memory category since the introduction of NAND flash in 1989.
Highlights as mentioned by Intel:
- Intel and Micron begin production on new class of non-volatile memory, creating the first new memory category in more than 25 years.
- New 3D XPoint™ technology brings non-volatile memory speeds up to 1,000 times faster1 than NAND, the most popular non-volatile memory in the marketplace today.
- The companies invented unique material compounds and a cross point architecture for a memory technology that is 10 times denser than conventional memory2.
- New technology makes new innovations possible in applications ranging from machine learning to real-time tracking of diseases and immersive 8K gaming.