YOKKAICHI, Japan & SAN JOSE, Calif. -Wednesday 19 September 2018 [ AETOS Wire ]
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Toshiba Memory Corporation and Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) today celebrated the opening of a new state-of-the-art semiconductor fabrication facility, Fab 6, and the Memory R&D Center, at Yokkaichi operations in Mie Prefecture, Japan.
Toshiba Memory started construction of Fab 6, a dedicated 3D flash memory fabrication facility, in February 2017. Toshiba Memory and Western Digital have installed cutting-edge manufacturing equipment for key production processes including deposition and etching. Mass production of 96-layer 3D flash memory utilizing the new fab began earlier this month.
Demand for 3D flash memory is growing for enterprise servers, data centers and smartphones, and is expected to continue to expand in the years ahead. Further investments to expand its production will be made in line with market trends.
The Memory R&D C
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