3D NAND solid-state memory from Chinese company YMTC (Yangtze Memory Technologies Co.) has found its way into Xiaomi smartphones. Last year, Apple wanted to use it, but failed.
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A few weeks ago, Xiaomi unveiled its next-generation flagship smartphones. The Xiaomi 14 series so far consists of a standard edition and a Pro version. Both models are equipped with the company's advanced 232-layer YMTC memory.
A year ago, Apple planned to use YMTC chips in its smartphones. However, at that time it was about 128-layer 3D NAND solid-state memory. Apple's smartphones were left without this memory due to updated export control regulations.
YMTC decided to move past the 176-layer memory release phase. The Chinese company jumped from 128 layers to 232 layers. Production began last year. YMTC is now about two years behind its competitors.
Source: Business Korea