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SK Hynix rolls out faster high-capacity NAND flash memory

Breakthrough follows $9bn deal to acquire Intel's operations

South Korea's SK Hynix is the second chipmaker to develop 176-layer NAND flash memory. (Photo courtesy of SK Hynix)

SEOUL -- SK Hynix has developed 176-layer NAND flash memory with a higher capacity and speedier data transfers than the previous generation.

The South Korean company has started shipping samples to clients and plans to begin mass production in mid-2021.

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