Kioxia will expand flash memory production by relying on artificial intelligence

Kioxia will expand flash memory production by relying on artificial intelligence

Kioxia Corporation announced the start of construction of a new manufacturing facility – Fab7 – at its Yokkaichi plant, Mie Prefecture, Japan. It will be busy with the release of BiCS FLASH volumetric flash memory. Construction on the Fab7 is expected to begin in the spring of 2021.

According to the manufacturer, thanks to technological innovation, the amount of data that is generated, stored and used around the world is growing exponentially. Forecasting further growth in flash storage demand due to the development of cloud services, 5G networks, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and automated driving systems, Kioxia expects to meet this demand with new production.

Excavation work is already underway at the site where Fab7 will be located. The construction will be divided into two phases. The first of these is scheduled to be completed by the spring of 2022. The construction is planned to be financed from the operating cash flow.

Kioxia (previously a division of Toshiba) in the production of flash memory was Sandisk for many years, and after its purchase, this place was taken by Western Digital. The partners plan to continue investing in the joint venture in the case of Fab7.

Fab7 will have an earthquake-resistant design and an environmentally friendly design incorporating the latest energy-efficient equipment. The enterprise will implement an advanced production management system based on artificial intelligence.

Kioxia will expand flash memory production by relying on artificial intelligence

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