JEDEC announces standard for flash storage News & Analysis 2/24/2011 3 comments JEDEC Solid State Technology Association, formerly known as the Joint Electron Devices Engineering Council, has published a standard on the use of flash memory for solid-state storage in mobile devices such as smart phones and tablet computers.
Western Digital grabs disk drive lead News & Analysis 2/22/2011 5 comments The hard disk drive market recorded growth of 17.1 percent in unit shipments to reach 653.5 million units in 2010, according to The Information Network. Western Digital Corp. took from long-time market leader Seagate Technology plc.
Samsung takes DRAM 512-pins wide News & Analysis 2/21/2011 7 comments Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has announced the development of a 1-Gbit DRAM with a 512-pin wide I/O interface intended for mobile applications such as smart phones and tablet computers.
Ramtron's F-RAM W-Family offers wide operating voltage, low active current Product News 2/14/2011 Post a comment The W-Family of F-RAM memory devices from Ramtron International Corporation is available in serial I2C, SPI and parallel interfaces, and offer wide operating voltage range from 2.7V to 5.5V. The W-Family offers performance enhancements including a 25% to 50% reduction in active current requirements and serial devices with up to 20 times faster First Access Start (power up initialization).
NAND 201: the continued evolution of NAND Flash Design How-To 2/13/2011 10 comments A lot has changed with NAND Flash memory since my original NAND 101 article was published in 2006. From the evolutionary changes of a continually shrinking NAND cell, to the performance-enhancing innovations that support increasingly advanced designs, this follow-on article will chronicle the developments in NAND technology from 2006 through early 2011.
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.