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KIOXIA Celebrates 35th Anniversary of Invention of NAND Flash Memory

San Jose, Calif. BUSINESS WIRE | February 10, 2022

Disruptive Technology's Far-Reaching Impact Has Fundamentally Changed How We Live, Work and Play

Flash memory is a game-changer that continues to stand the test of time - 2022 marks the 35th anniversary of the company's invention of NAND flash memory. In the 1990s, the largest available density flash memory could hold 1/8 of a photo. Flash forward to today, where the largest available die density is a whopping 1.33Tb - and capable of storing 39,000 photos (Source: Forward Insights, 3Q 2021)

In terms of die density, flash memory has grown from 4Mb to 1.33Tb - a 333,000x increase (Source: Forward Insights, 2019)

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