Samsung preps 8-Gbit phase-change memory Research 11/29/2011 24 comments Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is set to re-ignite debate about whether phase-change memory is commercially viable with the presentation of an 8-Gbit, 20-nm phase-change random access memory at the 2012 International Solid-State Circuits Conference.
Kingston launches its fastest USB flash drive Product News 11/25/2011 1 comment Kingston Digital, Inc. has released the Kingston DataTraveler® HyperX® 3.0, which is designed for enthusiasts and gamers, and features the fastest speeds and largest capacities that Kingston has to offer in a USB Flash drive.
Memory standards at CES Memory Designline Blog 11/25/2011 1 comment I heard from the team at JEDEC Solid State Technology Association that it will be participating in the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Nanya asks ITC to block Elpida DRAMs News & Analysis 11/22/2011 1 comment Taiwanese DRAM vendor Nanya has said it has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission against Elpida Memory Inc., Elpida Memory (USA) Inc., and Kingston Technology Co. Inc. alleging patent infringement.
Report: Nanya to get billion-dollar boost News & Analysis 11/22/2011 3 comments Nanya Technology Corp., a loss-making DRAM manufacturer, has recently decided to accept an offer from parent company Formosa Plastics Group to buy all outstanding equities for nearly NT$30 billion (about $1 billion), according to a local report.
Crocus signs up smartcard maker for MLU News & Analysis 11/21/2011 Post a comment Crocus Technology Inc., a vendor magnetic of RAMs, has announced that Morpho, a division of Safran Group and a supplier identification, detection and e-document technology, plans to develop smartcards based on Crocus' Magnetic-Logic-Unit technology.
How to know if your SSD will go the distance Design How-To 11/13/2011 5 comments Increased adoption of data-intensive applications is driving a move to high-performance SSDs in enterprise data centers. But the focus on speed has overshadowed concerns about SSD endurance. Emerging technology enhancements can mitigate these issues.
TSMC reports strong October sales bounce News & Analysis 11/10/2011 1 comment chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. has posted a significant sequential sales increase in October, providing more evidence of an upturn in the semiconductor market.
Energy harvesting memory provides voltage Product News 11/7/2011 6 comments STMicroelectronics NV, Europe's largest chip company, has introduced a 16-kbit memory that can also harvest enough energy to enable small electronic items using it to become battery-free electronic applications.
Foundries have 28-nm yield issues, say execs News & Analysis 11/2/2011 4 comments Although foundry chip manufacturing will continue to grow faster than the overall chip market for the next few years, it is currently facing challenges at the leading-edge 28-nm manufacturing node, according to market analysis company Gartner and others.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.