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Slumping PC Market Plagues Micron
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10/2/2015   4 comments
Sluggish demand for PCs results in third consecutive quarterly revenue decline for memory chip vendor.
Optical Phase-Change Memory Can Increase Bandwidth
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9/28/2015   1 comment
A research team from the universities of Oxford and Muenster has developed a phase-change, non-volatile memory that is programmed and read using light and which could be interfaced to conventional electronic processor for higher bandwidth.
16 Insights on ICs
9/22/2015   5 comments
The semiconductor market has settled into a slow-growth mode for the foreseeable future but tech disruptions are coming, said IC Insights.
Will Semiconductors Last Forever?
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9/14/2015   2 comments
The end of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors is nearing. What then? Pick one of the choices below.
7 Flash Memory Products Not to Miss
9/6/2015   2 comments
Last month’s Flash Memory Summit was the backdrop for a great deal of technology demonstrations and product announcements, while August was a popular month for introducing new SSDs.
What stops you from launching your startup?
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9/5/2015   Post a comment
As we reveal 2015 EE Times Silicon 60 startup list, tell us why you are or aren't involved in your own startup. Drop your questions for our live radio show (Sept. 8) as we talk to venture capitalists about current environment for hardware startups.
8+ Horizons at Hot Chips
9/1/2015   Post a comment
The chip horizon is bright and diverse said speakers at Hot Chips presenting on 5G cellular, neural networks, molecular diagnostics, chip stacks and FPGAs.
Game Card Rides DRAM Stack
8/27/2015   Post a comment
A veteran graphics analyst takes AMD’s first graphics card with stacked memory out for a test drive.
Nanotech Hub Targets 7nm, Beyond
8/27/2015   2 comments
We toured the College of Nanoscience and Engineering, part of a State University of New York campus, a hub for advanced semiconductor manufacturing research in areas such as lithography, 450mm wafers, and new materials as well as photonics, biotech and workforce development.
Intel’s Krzanich: CEO Q&A at IDF
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8/21/2015   25 comments
Intel’s chief executive shares his thoughts on topics ranging from Moore’s Law, EUV, China, 3D XPoint and his effects to expand beyond the PC.
Inside GlobalFoundries' Fab 8
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8/18/2015   5 comments
We tour GlobalFoundries' Fab 8, one of the largest chip fabs in the United States, in Malta, N.Y. and a hub for innovations developed at R&D centers in Albany.
Rambus to Enter Fabless Chip Biz
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8/17/2015   9 comments
Seizing the opportunity in a growing market of datacenters, Rambus is unveiling a server memory interface chipset. The move is significant because the company will enter a fabless chip business for the first time, instead of IP business.
15 Views from the Flash Summit
8/14/2015   3 comments
The Flash Memory Summit provided a look back at the start of the solid-state drive as well as the future for SSDs, flash and memory chips beyond.
Intel Preps Crosspoint Server
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8/13/2015   6 comments
Intel will debut next week a new class of high performance servers using the 3-D Crosspoint memories it recently announced with Micron, said one expert.
Samsung Drives Up 3-D Flash
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8/11/2015   1 comment
Samsung announced a handful of novel products using its 3-D NAND flash chips, but the mass market for such products may be more than a year away, said analysts.
One-wire EEPROM Needs No Power
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8/11/2015   4 comments
This EEPROM gets all the power it needs from its data interface.
Niche memory? Winners, losers
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8/11/2015   1 comment
Which niche memory has the most potential for more widespread application in the next five years?
Why 3D XPoint Isn’t Phase Change Memory
8/6/2015   10 comments
Since Intel and Micron are being rather tight-lipped about what’s actually under the hood of what they say is a new class of memory, the door is wide open for speculation as to what it might be
Intel and Micron's 3D Xpoint memory
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8/5/2015   Post a comment
Intel and Micron announced their 3D Xpoint memory to great fanfare last week. But what really is 3D Xpoint?
Will The World Coalesce Around USB Type C?
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8/3/2015   5 comments
USB Type C is still too new for any market forecast numbers. But some analysts anticipate that USB Type C with its alt modes could “bring some ‘consolidation’ in the connector market,” where consumers need just one cable.
Patent Search Supports View 3D XPoint Based on Phase-Change
7/31/2015   9 comments
Is 3D XPoint non-volatile memory really just a version of phase-change memory? A patent search support the idea.
Samsung's Slippage Stirs Smartphone Angst
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7/30/2015   6 comments
Samsung’s downbeat outlook is stirring up worries over the global smartphone market. A bigger question is if this dip is an isolated incident, or a harbinger of an inevitable slowdown in the smartphone market.
Hats Off to Hynix: Inside 1st High Bandwidth Memory
7/27/2015   2 comments
TechInsights reveals the innards of SK Hynix's high bandwidth memory, in AMD's Radeon 390X Fury X graphics card.
The History of Jitter
7/27/2015   2 comments
Jitter, that pesky little timing error in high-speed serial links, has a history that longer than billions of unit intervals.
Cheaper, Denser NAND Requires Better Error Correction
Memory Designline Blog  
7/20/2015   Post a comment
Here's why PMC-Sierra switched from Bose-Chaudhuri-Hocquenghem codes to low-density parity check (LDPC) codes for error correction in its solid-state drive controllers.
China Bids $23B for Micron
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7/13/2015   9 comments
Tsinghua Unigroup bid $23 billion for Micron in a deal that would put China at the forefront of the memory chip business but face close scrutiny from U.S. regulators.
ARM’s Wish List for IoT
7/7/2015   4 comments
With his company dominating the market for processor cores in mobile systems, ARM chief executive Simon Segars has his eyes set on the Internet of Things.
Freescale MCUs Secure IoT
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6/23/2015   Post a comment
Freescale announced a new family of microcontrollers designed with a focus on security for the Internet of Things. The Kinetis K80, K81, and K82 sport several layers of hardware security.
TechInsights: Inside 1X nm Planar NAND Flash
6/18/2015   5 comments
NAND flash makers have started selling their 1X nm class of planar flash memory. Planar NAND flash may not make it past 10nm node, but here's a look inside 15/16nm, analyzed by TechInsights.
Paris Air Show Grounds Drones — Again
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6/17/2015   5 comments
Despite its commitment to displaying machines designed to fly, there are unwelcome flying objects at the Paris Air Show. Drones are grounded.
AMD Beats Nvidia to 2.5-D Graphics
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6/16/2015   6 comments
AMD became the first first graphics vendor to ship products using 2.5-D memory chip stacks, beating rival Nvidia.
On China’s List: Memory, Market Share, M&A
6/2/2015   4 comments
In the eyes of Western investors, the semiconductor sector is a lousy business. In contrast, China sees chip vendors, especially Chinese chip vendors, as worthy of big investment. Why a huge gap?
JEDEC Announces Support for Hybrid NVDIMM Modules
News & Analysis  
6/2/2015   2 comments
Standards for two modules will be published before the year is out and demonstrates JEDEC shift to addressing the entire computing architecture, not just memory.
AMD Preps GPU, DRAM Stack
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5/19/2015   Post a comment
AMD plans to combine on a single device one its graphics processors and the SK Hynix high bandwidth memory DRAM stack, aiming to beat to market similar devices described by its rival Nvidia.
FRAM's Slow, Unending Journey to Dominance
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5/18/2015   Post a comment
Much like MRAM, PCM and RRAM, FRAM has never gained the foothold that was predicted at its inception. Niche applications are providing opportunities for more widespread use as alternatives to other NVRAMs.
MediaTek Rolls 10-Core Monster
5/12/2015   3 comments
MediaTek essentially created an extension of ARM’s big:LITTLE technology with its latest mobile SoC, showing differentiation is still possible in this space.
SanDisk Adds Own Flash To Fusion-io Accelerator
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5/5/2015   Post a comment
SanDisk has updated Fusion-io’s PCIe application accelerators since acquiring the company and is tapping its own NAND supply to improve performance and price.
IBM Tackles Phase-Change Memory Drift, Resistance
News & Analysis  
5/1/2015   3 comments
Researchers demonstrate that reliable 2 bits-per-cell storage and subsequent data retention can be achieved in PCM cell arrays at variable temperatures, opening up the possibility of practical MLC storage in PCM chips
The Changing Face of Computer Storage
4/28/2015   Post a comment
The newest storage innovations will change how things are done for the logistics chain, both upstream of the drive and array makers, and downstream in channels of distribution of their products.
Odds of Success of Mie Fujitsu, Japan’s Pure-Play Foundry
News & Analysis  
4/16/2015   2 comments
Mie Fujitsu Semiconductor is a foundry born from Fujitsu’s lack of any better options. Its genesis raises questions about the odds of Mie Fujitsu’s survival. We asked Mie Fujitsu President hard questions.
Storage Giants Eye Startups
4/6/2015   4 comments
Storage giants, many of them losing market share in a stagnant market, are seeking acquisition targets among a group of growing startups in flash, software-defined storage and hyperscale markets.
SanDisk Goes For Big Data Flash Market
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3/27/2015   Post a comment
InfiniFlash storage platform puts company in competition with customers and aims to deliver flash capacity at a price point competitive with hard disk drives
Micron, Intel Flash 3D NAND
News & Analysis  
3/26/2015   1 comment
Micron and Intel have co-developed a 3-D flash NAND chip sampling now that is denser than the parts Samsung has been shipping since July.
Micron Tweaks Consumer MLC for Enterprise Storage
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3/24/2015   Post a comment
FortisFlash provides customers with more tools to fine tune MLC NAND flash for specific use cases and systems while better balancing endurance and performance than eMLC.
13 Images from Nvidia’s GTC
3/17/2015   3 comments
With new cards and developer systems, Nvidia aims to ride a rising tide of deep learning apps into applications such as self-driving cars it said at its annual graphics event.
SoC Spec Hits Version 1.0
News & Analysis  
3/16/2015   2 comments
The AMD-led Heterogeneous Systems Architecture Foundation has finished its 1.0 spec, turning attention to what SoCs will support it.
Layoffs Hit 1,600 in Cypress Deal
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3/13/2015   Post a comment
Cypress and Spansion are expected to lay off more than 20% of combined staff or about 1,600 people following their recently approved merger.
Smart Glasses Go To Work
News & Analysis  
3/12/2015   1 comment
Epson, Google, Sony and others are seeking traction for their smart glasses among business users, according to exhibitors at an event on wearable devices.
Marvell CEO: The Tinkerer at The Top
News & Analysis  
3/12/2015   10 comments
Marvell CEO has been obsessed with a computer architecture that’s unchanged for decades. Why must its progress depend on more memory and faster CPU? “We are going to fix it for once and all.”
Facebook Unveils Servers, Switches
3/11/2015   2 comments
Apple and Hewlett-Packard were the latest to join the Open Compute Project at its annual gathering where Facebook showed its latest server and switch designs.
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