Charles Kau, which has become an executive director of the China-based YMTC since February 2017, told Digitimes that YMTC is committed to developing production technologies for memory chips in-house. In addition to 3D NAND flash technology which YMTC has assigned a group of 500 R&D staff to develop, the company is mulling the development of DRAM manufacturing technology in-house, according to Kau.More info DigiTimes.
In addition, YMTC remains interested in partnering with Micron Technology, which will put both companies in a win-win situation, Kau indicated. Micron will be the best technology partner for YMTC, and working with YMTC will help Micron expand further the US vendor's competitiveness against Korea-based companies, Kau said.
Yangtze River Storage may develop its own DRAM technology
Posted on Tuesday, Apr 11 2017 @ 14:40 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Chinese chip-giant-in-the-making Yangtze River Storage revealed it's considering to develop an in-house DRAM technology. In the meantime, the company is working on 3D NAND flash memory, it hopes to sample 32-layer 3D NAND flash memory by the end of this year, and is also working on a 64-layer version. The state-backed Yangtze River Storage says it's working hard to lag behind world's biggest NAND flash vendors by just one generation.