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 3 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
TSMC: Solid Growth in Q4 Backed Up by Mobile News & Analysis 1/16/2014 6 comments TSMC showed a solid 10.9% year-over-year growth in revenue in the fourth quarter, backed up strong mobile growth. But the demand for computer, consumer, and industrial-related products all declined by double digits.
CES Mobile Wrap: DSP, GPU, CPU Redefined News & Analysis 1/13/2014 4 comments Apps processor designers are prompted to rethink DSP, GPU, and CPU cores. This year’s CES saw Nvidia’s Tegra K1, MediaTek’s octa-core apps processor, and new generation of Ceva-TeakLite-4 DSP architecture.
Samsung & Rambus Agree to 10-Year License News & Analysis 1/7/2014 4 comments Samsung Electronics and Rambus have come to terms on a 10-year deal extending their relationship through 2023. Samsung will pay Rambus $60 million a year for access to security and other capabilities on tablets, smartphones, and other devices.
Must-See TV at CES: Mobile Display Processing News & Analysis 1/3/2014 10 comments Not-to-be-missed at CES next week is this demo on how motion video quality of movies and NFL football games, displayed on smartphones or tablets, can be sharpened with display processing technology.
LPDDR4 Remains a Work In Progress News & Analysis 12/16/2013 Post a comment JEDEC is on track for a 2014 release for a specification that will double its speed and cut power consumption in half, and LPDDR3 has yet to fully supplant its predecessor.
Spansion Plays Hardball With Patents News & Analysis 12/10/2013 11 comments Spansion is turning up the heat on anyone misusing its technology without getting consensus from the company, sending letters to a list of memory companies and non-memory end-users, warning them on potential patent infringement.
Toshiba Expands Read-Intensive SSD Lineup News & Analysis 12/10/2013 7 comments PX03SN series uses Toshiba’s NAND flash memory and targets server and storage systems, but it’s a crowded landscape as many SSD and storage vendors address read-intensive applications.
Spansion Exec Reassures Fujitsu Customers News & Analysis 11/25/2013 9 comments The most tangible technology advances, after Spansion acquired Fujitsu Semiconductor's MCU/analog business, will come from the adoption of Spansion’s proprietary eCT technology in embedded MCUs -- to be released in 2015.
Sony PS4 Goes Monolithic, Says Chipworks Slideshow 11/15/2013 17 comments The PS4 uses a single die CPU/GPU and one main shared 8GB memory array. We therefore expected to see a single die under the main processor package, with no separate DRAM die in package, and no embedded DRAM on the main die. This is indeed what we have found. A huge monolithic die of 20 x 20mm.
UFS Set to Eclipse e-MMC News & Analysis 11/11/2013 2 comments Vendors such as Toshiba see UFS meeting demand for high performance and capacity as early as next year, but don’t write off e-MMC just yet.