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posted in November 2008
Toshiba may delay fabs, according to report
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
Japan's Toshiba may delay the construction of two flash memory fabs in Japan on account of conditions in the chip market, according to a report by the Kyodo news service.
Elpida claims low power lead with 50nm SDRAM
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
Elpida Memory, Inc. has completed development of a 50nm DDR3 SDRAM, claiming the chip hits a new low in power consumption for DRAMs.
Spansion warns on Q4 revenue
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
NOR flash memory specialist Spansion became the latest semiconductor supplier to issue a warning about revenue in the current quarter, saying it expects fourth quarter net sales to be down about 20 percent sequentially.
Samsung shows 8 Gbit DRAM at ISSCC
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
Samsung will describe 4 and 8 Gbit DRAM chips, and a team from Toshiba and SanDisk will detail a 64 Gbit NAND flash chip packing four bits per cell at the International Solid State Circuits Conference in February.
FTC asks Supreme Court to overturn Rambus decision
News & Analysis  
11/25/2008   2 comments
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an April decision by a lower court that found the FTC failed to demonstrate that actions by memory technology vendor Rambus harmed competition.
Qimonda reportedly seeks ITC probe of Seagate, LSI
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11/21/2008   Post a comment
German memory supplier Qimonda AG has asked the U.S. International Trade Commisision to investigate accusations of patent infringement by LSI and Seagate Technology, according to a Reuters report.
Amid 'credit turmoil,' PC growth outlook dimmed
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11/20/2008   Post a comment
Market research firm iSuppli has cuts its forecast for 2009 PC shipment growth by nearly two-thirds, citing rapidly deteriorating conditions in the global economy and financial system.
Illinois gives sneak peak on multicore programming ideas
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11/19/2008   Post a comment
Researchers at the University of Illinois have detailed their agenda for defining the parallel programming capabilities needed for tomorrow's multicore processors in a white paper that provided one of the most specific plans to date for a next-generation multicore CPU they plan to build in tandem with new parallel programming tools.
RIM's Bold bests other phones' transfer times
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11/17/2008   Post a comment
We pitted five smartphones against each other to test their download speeds and get a feel for the user experience with movies, TV shows and audio CDs. For the second consecutive year, the BlackBerry Bold took the gold.
Kilopass rolls pre-configured non-vol modules
News & Analysis  
11/10/2008   Post a comment
Non-volatile memory intellectual property provider Kilopass Technology introduced a new line of pre-configured non-volatile memories across more than 10 semiconductor process technologies. Killopass said the new SnapXPM products are available now and cost 25 to 30 percent less than the company's existing XPM products.
Qualcomm leaps into top 10 among chip suppliers
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11/7/2008   Post a comment
Qualcomm Inc. used a 27 percent year-over-year growth rate to jump to ninth among the largest semiconductor suppliers through the first three quarters of 2008, according to a top 20 ranking compiled by IC Insights.
Rambus files ITC complaint against Nvidia
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11/6/2008   Post a comment
Memory technology IP provider Rambus has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission requesting an investigation into alleged patent violations by graphics graphics chip vendor Nvidia.
SanDisk rolls format for flash drives
Product News  
11/5/2008   1 comment
SanDisk Corp. is announcing a new flash-file format for solid-state drives it will release in its 2009 products, claiming it bolsters performance 100-fold on some operations, along with two metrics for comparing the performance of SSDs.


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