Packaging IP services company Staktek Holdings Inc. has unveiled a family of flash memory stacking technologies, called FlashStak, aimed at higher capacity, low-cost flash storage applications.
The first available reference design, Value FlashStak, enables stacking of 0.5mm pitch thin small outline package (TSOP) Flash memory components for USB flash drives, solid-state drives, flash-based MP3 players and other consumer electronics.
Staktek (Austin) is making licensing and manufacturing services for the Value FlashStak design available to OEMs, memory semiconductor companies and third-party memory module manufacturers. PNY Technologies will be the first customer to incorporate FlashStak into its Flash memory product offerings.
The first customer shipments are due the next few weeks.