BOISE -- Micron Technology and Intel Corporation say they've developed the industry's highest-capacity NAND flash memory device, using the smallest memory chip.
Micron and Intel formed a joint NAND Flash venture nearly five years ago to make memory that's commonly used in smart phones, digital cameras and media players such as i-Pods.
Tuesday, they announced their newest 8-gigabyte Flash device saying it's 20 percent smaller than the smallest 8-gigabyte device now in production, which is also made by Micron and Intel.
Micron spokesman Dan Francisco says the new Flash device allows for smaller, but higher-performing, electronic devices than the ones now on the market.
Micron expects it to be in full production by the end of this year.