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.