Elpida announces ReRAM chip, aims to enter market 2013 News & Analysis 1/25/2012 8 comments Struggling DRAM maker Elpida Memory Inc. has announced the development of a non-volatile resistance memory (ReRAM) prototype. The company said it plans to work with Sharp Corp. on commercialization with a view to volume production of a gigabit-scale ReRAM in 2013.
Not All MLC SSDs are created equal Design How-To 1/21/2012 3 comments In this article, we focus on SSD devices intended for use in demanding enterprise environments, with a focus on the attributes, features and requirements needed to support the data center for access and reliability of user data.
HP responds to memristor debate Blog 1/20/2012 6 comments Hewlett-Packed Co. has responded to a discussion in the online pages of EE Times about the usefulness of the term memristor and theoretical and practical research associated with the term.
Apple buys Anobit for $390 million News & Analysis 1/12/2012 15 comments Consumer electronics giant Apple has bought flash memory controller startup Anobit Technologies Ltd. for about $390 million, according to Bloomberg report that referenced two unnamed Anobit shareholders as its sources.
TI introduces power management ICs for SSDs Product News 1/8/2012 Post a comment Texas Instruments Incorporated has introduced three single-chip, power management integrated circuits (PMICs) for all the supply rails in solid state drives (SSDs), hybrid drives and other flash memory management applications.
Samsung Chinese wafer fab gets OK News & Analysis 1/4/2012 2 comments Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has received permission from the South Korean Ministry of Knowledge and Economy to build a NAND flash memory wafer fab in China with the proviso that the ministry provides security support to prevent technology leaks, according to reports.
Toshiba touted as Elpida white knight News & Analysis 1/3/2012 4 comments Japan's Elpida Memory Inc. could be the first casualty of the DRAM nuclear winter and Toshiba is being discussed as a potential purchaser, according to a report from DRAMexchange, a market research division of TrendForce Corp. (Taipei, Taiwan).
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.