Jobs Saved at Micron Italy: Reports News & Analysis 4/11/2014 5 comments After a contentious month of back-and-forth between management and workers, Micron has agreed to keep most of the jobs at its Italian facility. Instead of 418 job cuts, the company plans to trim about 50 positions.
Micron Reorg Focuses on 4 Key Businesses News & Analysis 4/7/2014 4 comments During its recent earnings report, Micron executives announced a company-wide reorganization that will focus resources on four key businesses: computing and networking, mobile, storage, and embedded.
Silicon Labs' IoT SoC Gambit News & Analysis 3/31/2014 11 comments Silicon Labs' CEO came to Shanghai and captured the audience's imagination with a slide labeled "IoT SoC." Though it did not show the real chip, it illustrated the IoT in tangible terms.
Will SMIC Narrow Tech Gap? News & Analysis 3/27/2014 13 comments Critics worry that SMIC, under Tzu-Yin Chiu’s leadership, might have already given up a dream of directly competing with the world’s Tier 1 foundries such as TSMC, Samsung, and Intel.
Samsung, Intel Lead Chip Capex Ranking News & Analysis 3/27/2014 4 comments While SanDisk and Micron are expected to increase their capital spending in 2014, Samsung and Intel are still expected to remain the two biggest spenders during the next 12 months.
China to Blow $10B a Year on Chips News & Analysis 3/25/2014 18 comments Semiconductor business in China is abuzz about the huge chunk of money China’s central and local governments are about to plunk down on the domestic chip industry.
Topological Insulators Boost Spintronic Devices News & Analysis 3/21/2014 3 comments In a new paper, researchers from three different universities detailed a new way to control the surface electronic states of TIs. Eventually, this could lead to their use in a range of spintronic devices.
1TB Archive Disc Avoids Format War News & Analysis 3/17/2014 2 comments Sony and Panasonic are developing new disk storage technology that can store up to a terabyte of data on a disk, and the two companies are doing it without a fight.
What's in an Airplane's Black Box? News & Analysis 3/17/2014 16 comments In the end, it all comes down to the memory. I spoke to EDN (our sister site) contributing editor Nicole Faubert last week, and she was wondering what electronics were inside the important black box.
DDR4 Heir-Apparent Makes Progress News & Analysis 3/11/2014 16 comments The final second-generation specification for Hybrid Memory Cube is expected in May, just as DDR4 is poised for wider adoption in servers. But a memory wall awaits, and HMC is its most likely replacement.
RONNIEE Card Shares Memory Across Networks News & Analysis 3/3/2014 Post a comment Startup A3Cube's intelligent fabric blurs the lines between network and memory architectures to improve I/O performance and latency as placing applications closer to memory becomes increasingly common.
NAND Up, NOR Down in Flash News & Analysis 2/24/2014 2 comments As the overall memory market stagnates, a marked contrast emerges: NOR is doing very poorly while NAND Flash is growing strong.
Intel Drives Xeon to Big Data News & Analysis 2/19/2014 11 comments In an effort to increase data analysis power, Intel has achieved breakthrough computing speeds on its recently announced Xeon E7 v2 family of server processors. The Xeon processors can analyze large, diverse amounts of previously inaccessible data.
Spansion to Launch HyperBus I/F for Automotive News & Analysis 2/18/2014 12 comments Spansion has developed HyberBus Interface, targeting in-car systems that demand “instant-on” and “interactive graphical user interface.” The proprietary interface offers low latency, high read throughput, and low pin-count.
Sonics' New IP for Low-Power SoCs Patented News & Analysis 2/18/2014 3 comments Sonics revealed the issuance of patent 8,601,288 "Intelligent Power Controller" from the US Patent Office. The hardware-based power-management IP lets SoC designers partition power domains and turn them on and off without software intervention.
ISSCC Keynote: No Silicon, Software Silos News & Analysis 2/10/2014 10 comments As consumers and the technical community expect the next generation of computing devices to become cheaper and smaller, technology has hit a wall with energy efficiency. Specialization will be key.
Group Forms to Drive NVDIMM Adoption News & Analysis 2/10/2014 3 comments With next-generation memory technologies likely a decade away from mainstream use, NVDIMM combines DRAM and flash technologies to address latency and performance while laying the groundwork for new computing architectures.
Solid State Thrives as Storage Declines News & Analysis 2/5/2014 13 comments The market for SSDs is up in 2013 and is expected to continue to go up next year. The market for HDDs and ODDs, however, along with the overall storage market for 2013 and beyond, looks rather bleak.
Flash Dominates Awards at Storage Visions 2014 News & Analysis 2/3/2014 1 comment Annual conference highlights challenges and opportunities in storage, with memory, SSDs, and flash technologies all making a strong showing, with themes addressing non-volatile memory in storage architectures and user requirements for SSDs.
Macronix-Spansion Clash Heats Up News & Analysis 1/28/2014 4 comments The war of words between Spansion and Macronix, entangled in several separate legal fights over flash memory, escalated when Macronix issued a release entitled “Macronix Demands Spansion Cease and Desist False and Misleading Statements Concerning Macronix.”
SanDisk Ships Enterprise-Grade ULLtraDIMM SSDs News & Analysis 1/24/2014 Post a comment Leveraging the memory channel storage architecture from startup Diablo Technologies, SanDisk’s ULLtraDIMM’s SSD are already being incorporated into IBM servers with use cases ranging from VDI to transaction processing