Intel expects Optane to stay small this year

Posted on Friday, Apr 28 2017 @ 13:47 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Speaking about the Optane memory technology, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich revealed the ramp up of this technology will be slow. He said Optane is expected to account for around 5 percent of Intel's memory business this year, but that it should become a larger percentage into next year and beyond:
Brian M. Krzanich - Intel Corp.
Partly because remember, more and more of that business will become things like 3D XPoint slash Optane. And bits will be a little bit different there, right, not all bits are going to be created equal. That's a very differentiating technology. It's really got performance of DRAM-like devices with NAND non-volatility and pricing in between. And so those bits are a bit different than, say, typical NAND bits, and I wouldn't want to just lump those all into a standard number. So we need to think about how we'd really go and present this to you if you want to think about it from a bit standpoint. And that, it's around 5% of the business this year. But as you go out into next year and beyond, it becomes a larger and larger percentage as we see more and more products, especially in the data centers, use the Optane technology.

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