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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.
USB audio decoder IC offers versatile audio playback benefits
Product News  
11/26/2011   2 comments
ROHM has developed a USB audio decoder IC that enables audio playback of MP3 files from CD-ROM and USB memory using a single chip, making it ideal for a variety of equipment, including AV receivers, radio players, and stereo component systems.
Thinfilm unveils first scalable printed CMOS memory
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11/25/2011   Post a comment
Combination of Thinfilm printed rewritable memory and PARC transistors enables low-cost, printed integrated systems for the “Internet of things”
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.
Validating embedded flash memory products to endure power faults
Design How-To  
11/25/2011   10 comments
Validating embedded flash memory products for power fault resilience establishes their ability to reliably endure the power faults that embedded system designs inevitably encounter during their normal operation.
Winbond’s W25X (Single & Dual SPI) and W25Q (Single, Dual and Quad SPI) SpiFlash memories
Product News  
11/23/2011   1 comment
Winbond's latest SpiFlash Serial Flash memories offer densities from 512Kb to 16Mb with USON, WLBGA packages that reduce footprint by 80%.
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.
DC/DC PMIC primed for solid-state drives
Product News  
11/15/2011   Post a comment
Enpirion EN5339QI system-on-chip packs it in for SSD supply, minimizes footprint & design headaches
Microsemi offers 4GB DDR3 SDRAM for high-reliability apps
Product News  
11/14/2011   Post a comment
COTS device supports high-performance processors and chipsets.
Dual-interface memory uses energy harvesting for battery-free design
Product News  
11/14/2011   1 comment
Dual-interface memory family from STMicroelectronics adds 16-Kbit device capable of powering small systems entirely from harvested RF power with no battery required.
Power Tip 41: Powering DDR memory
Power Tips  
11/13/2011   3 comments
Understand the special requirements and tradeoffs when supplying this unique load
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.


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