It was announced on February 9, starting from the third quarter of this year, Hynix Semiconductors will start to mass produce the 20 Nano 64GB nand flash.
The 20 Nano Nand flash was developed with Intel and Micron in a collaboration project. Instead of using the 30 nano, Hynix decided to use the 20 nano and developed it in just six months. In October of 2008, Hynix created the 41 nano product as well as the 32 nano product.
Park Sung Wook, vice-president of the company stated, "The process of making these products is to minimize the size, even more compared to the 30 nano products. Also, we plan to produce two times as many 20 nano chips than the 30 nano chip due to the rising competition."
Other companies are planning to release a 20 nano product including Samsung Electronics and Toshiba. It seems there will be a rising competition within the 20 nano products. For the next product, Hynix plans to create a 10nm product.