Samples of Intel’s first 65-nanometer NOR flash memory chip will be available this quarter. Mobile phone vendors will be able to start using them in large quantities by the end of the year. The new flash memory chips will be able to hold one Gb of data, up from the 512Mb of data stored by its current 90-nanometer flash chips. Intel will be able to sell 2Gb NOR chips by using its stacking technology. By the time it moves to its 45-nanometer technology, it should be able to cost-effectively produce 2Gb chips.

Samples of Intel’s first 65-nanometer NOR flash memory chip will be available this quarter. Mobile phone vendors will be able to start using them in large quantities by the end of the year. The new flash memory chips will be able to hold one Gb of data, up from the 512Mb of data stored by its current 90-nanometer flash chips. Intel will be able to sell 2Gb NOR chips by using its stacking technology. By the time it moves to its 45-nanometer technology, it should be able to cost-effectively produce 2Gb chips.