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.