Intel emphasizes that both parties believe that after independence, they will be able to devote more energy to optimizing their products and serving customers without affecting the roadmap and technology nodes.
As for the two most important 3D XPoints, Intel said they will still be co-inventing and manufacturing at its Lehi facility in Utah.
Data show that 12 years ago, Intel and Micron set up a joint venture IM Flash Technologies (IMFT), gave birth to the first product is 72nm NAND.
In 2012, Intel sold most of IMFT's shares to Micron, leaving only Lehi a stronghold. Since then, the two sides began to build their own production line, in fact, this has been seen as signs.
AnandTech believes that Intel and Micron have different market attributes, Intel is only willing to flash their own SSD, and Micron is eager to participate in global competition, the flash memory sold to more customers, especially handset manufacturers, which may be "breaking up" main reason.
However, for ordinary consumers, the future market will be more open, long-term competition will inevitably lead to more reasonable prices, it is a good thing.