"We will realize a chip size (area) that can never be surpassed by our competitors. Please do not consider that Toshiba is half a year behind Samsung in terms of volume production, " he added.
Toshiba is confident that it will be able to effectively compete with Samsung in the development race for NAND flash memories, including 3D NAND. The copmpany plans to introduce 1Ynm and 1Znm process technologies before the release of the BiCS.
Toshiba's second generation of its 19nm technology is currently used for volume production. The company will soon be able to introduce a new process technology that is one generation more advanced.