Since becoming the first company to develop and manufacture V-NAND in 2013 – and changing the memory industry in the process – Samsung has quickly established itself as a market leader with a reputation for developing highly effective TLC SSDs.
Now, 10 years since introducing V-NAND to the world, Samsung is proud to now launch V-NAND’s 8th generation (V8). During that time, NAND flash has seen massive growth thanks to the four core values that define Samsung’s V-NAND products. The first, bit growth, is essential for AI, autonomous driving, 5G, and cloud services, all of which require greater productivity. The second, performance, relates to our increased need for speedy performance the more we utilize devices in our daily lives.
The third value is power consumption, addresses the need for longer battery life, while the fourth, quality, is especially important because the higher the quality of the product is, the more time and effort are saved in terms of quality assurance. These values directly relate to TCO (total cost of ownership) and have had a direct hand in NAND flash’s growth. Today, V-NAND stacks are 10 times higher than they were when Samsung first entered the market, jumping from 24 to 236 layers, while bit density is 15 times greater. V-NAND speeds have nearly doubled in recent years, starting with V2 TLC, and I/O speeds are three times faster. Both 1Tb and 512Gb V8 V-NAND options have emerged to meet growing market demand. And now, Samsung is preparing the industry’s highest capacity 1Tb TLC for mass production available to customers by the end of the year .