China’s leap in semiconductor in memory chip technology
The Wuhan-based Yangtze Memory Technologies (YMTC) last week announced a breakthrough in developing a 128-layer NAND flash memory chip (128L) in-house. Though the accomplishment looks cheerful, there still exists problems and hurdles when it comes to the company’s yield and product stability. However, the loss-making semiconductor business is currently out of YMTC’s major concern as it’s heavily government-funded and also financed by conglomerate Tsinghua Unigroup. But memory chips are the “low end of semiconductor technology,” there is still a long way to go if China wants to compete with others in the field. For more details, please follow the link and dig in with TechNode.