This report is an in-depth evaluation of Intel’s and Micron’s recently-announced 3D XPoint memory and Intel’s Optane support products. This Objective Analysis report explains why and how crosspoint memories work and the manufacturing challenges they present, while examining the market and its impact on the computing and competitive landscapes.
This report explores Intel Corp.’s and Micron Technology’s recently-announced 3D XPoint memory and Intel’s Optane support products. We explain the technology and special challenges it will meet in manufacture. Following this is a discussion of how 3D XPoint memory will be used, including a section about the benefits of its persistent nature. Another section explains how the market will develop and provides two forecast scenarios. The report concludes with discussions of different market segments and predicts how the technology will impact each of them.