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Top Engineer: The hot new reality show
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11/6/2012   9 comments
Forget about Startup: Silicon Valley and pitch meetings—let’s show what engineers can really do when put to the test.
Industry View: Objective Analysis on Cypress, Ramtron
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10/15/2012   5 comments
Jim Handy talks about the Cypress-Ramtron deal and the future of FRAM.
Dive into DDR4 with JEDEC workshop
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9/28/2012   Post a comment
Learn about testing DDR4 and reasons to migrate to the standard at the October 30-31 event in Santa Clara, California.
DIY postcards from the edge (of space)
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9/10/2012   1 comment
With a few hundred dollars and a secondhand camera, engineering student captures images of the Earth’s curvature.
Populist poll points to SSD position
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8/30/2012   2 comments
Find out what STEC discovered during virtualization show.
IBM gets flashy with Texas Memory buy
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8/20/2012   Post a comment
Scooping up the veteran memory vendor gives IBM storage support for its integrated offerings.
Engineering the extraordinary
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8/6/2012   1 comment
Artificial retinas, carbon-fiber prosthetics—the bionic man and woman aren’t just for prime-time TV anymore.
Tech Beat: Codewords cut PCM energy needs
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7/23/2012   10 comments
Researchers leverage codeword techniques to minimize PCM energy consumption by as much as 44%.
Go Higgs or go home
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7/9/2012   9 comments
The Hadron rap, making mass, and why Big Science is worth paying for.
EMC snaps up XtremeIO
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5/21/2012   Post a comment
The deal might let EMC corner the market on a new flash technology—if the patents hold.
Industry view: iSuppli on Micron/Elpida deal
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5/14/2012   8 comments
Mike Howard of IHS iSuppli weighs in on rational markets, Micron's most likely integration strategy, and the one thing Elpida must not do.
Elpida buy to remake DRAM landscape
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5/7/2012   3 comments
Micron reportedly wins the rights to negotiate for Elpida even as it begins sampling its first DDR4 DRAM module.
JEDEC prepares to standardize wireless data transfer
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4/16/2012   1 comment
The standard will give rise to a completely new form factor that combines not just memory but intelligence and an interface.
Happy Birthday NAND flash
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4/9/2012   Post a comment
Twenty-five years ago, NAND flash came to the market, and the personal electronics and computing sectors changed forever.
Tablet demand fuels NAND flash growth
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3/30/2012   Post a comment
NAND flash expected to boost semiconductor growth but will excess inventory kill the rally?
DESIGN West remembers memory
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3/26/2012   Post a comment
Four-day engineering extravaganza features presentations on low-power FRAM and ways to improve throughput with serial NOR flash.
Does memory need more respect?
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2/27/2012   1 comment
Like offensive linemen, memory performs an essential task but (like offensive linemen) it often only attracts attention when it fails.
My memory’s going…
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2/13/2012   5 comments
I need a new way to do a nightly backup. What should I get?
Why MLC is the Best SSD choice for many enterprise applications
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1/26/2012   Post a comment
Recently enterprise MLC technology has advanced to where it can successfully manage challenging enterprise applications—at a cost far lower than SLC.
High-tech conference promises help with design
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1/24/2012   Post a comment
DesignCon 2012 starts January 30 and ends February 2nd in the Santa Clara Convention Center.
Memory standards at CES
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11/25/2011   1 comment
I heard from the team at JEDEC Solid State Technology Association that it will be participating in the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
LSI to buy SandForce
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10/27/2011   4 comments
This just in. LSI Corporation has announced its intent to acquire SandForce, Inc.
Quest for instant-on memory
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3/6/2011   5 comments
As editor of the Memory Designline site, I'm always on the look out for research into memory technologies.
Jeopardy computer only uses a bit of its memory
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2/21/2011   6 comments
If you've been following the human vs computer Jeopardy shows on TV in the US recently, you've met the IBM supercomputer that is winning games (but perhaps not fans?).
Biting into exabytes
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2/7/2011   4 comments
I am pretty geeky and live with a geeky family. We throw around the term Terabyte with some frequency here (really, we do). But exabyte? No. Never said that one before.
Nervously watching Korea
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11/28/2010   13 comments
I was reading a post on TechEye.net today, and the writer had some thought-provoking points in response to the recent escalation of hostilities between North and South Korea, and what impact the situation might have on DRAM and LCD markets
Seagate gaining bidders?
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11/28/2010   7 comments
Do you think it is more logical for Seagate, one of the world's largest maker of hard drives, to be consolidated with one of the other big memory players (and its current rivals), or would you rather see Seagate remain an independent company?
A memory problem not to make light of
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11/4/2010   7 comments
While troubleshooting a finicky memory module, engineers learn to thoroughly assess ALL factors of a failure -inducing operating environment
HDD: not dead yet?
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11/4/2010   2 comments
In the wake of all of the solid state drive SSD activity lately, I wasn't surprised to see another alternative make a bid for some attention.
Apple changing the game with memory
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10/21/2010   25 comments
As a newly-minted Mac fan, I was happy to see the news this week that its new MacBook Air would be dropping the traditional hard drive for some nice solid-state flash memory ranging from 64 to 256GB.
What's the latest in non-volatile memory?
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9/7/2010   3 comments
If you are wondering what's the latest news in the non volatile memory market, then the folks at Web-Feet Research have something worth a closer look.
SD goes high speed
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9/3/2010   Post a comment
I just heard some interesting news out of the SD Association. What will be the impact of their new dual-row pin design for SD cards?


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