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posted in February 2012
Does memory need more respect?
Memory Designline Blog  
2/27/2012   1 comment
Like offensive linemen, memory performs an essential task but (like offensive linemen) it often only attracts attention when it fails.
OCZ rolls out 16 TB solid-state storage for cloud computing
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2/27/2012   Post a comment
The Z-Drive R4 CloudServ transfers multiple gigabytes per second and delivers more than 1 million IOPS.
Understanding the effects of power failure on flash-based SSDs
Design How-To  
2/27/2012   Post a comment
Power interrupts can trigger future data failures.
NFC-based chip protects luxury goods from counterfeiters and cloners
Product News  
2/27/2012   2 comments
Inside Secure has introduced the VaultIC160, a memory-enriched NFC-based security solution designed for embedding into high-end consumer or industrial products that are often targeted by counterfeiters and cloners.
Genusion licenses B4-Flash to Rohm, Lapis
News & Analysis  
2/23/2012   3 comments
Genusion Ltd., a fabless Japanese memory IP company, has announced that is has licensed its B4-flash non-volatile memory technology to Rohm Group and Rohm subsidiary Lapis Semiconductor Co. Ltd.
ISSCC: SanDisk set to show highest density NAND flash
2/22/2012   2 comments
SanDisk Corp. is expected to report one of the highlights of the International Solid-State Circuits Conference, being held in San Francisco, when it provides details of a NAND flash memory implemented in 19-nm CMOS.
Enpirion converter targets DDR memory termination power
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2/20/2012   Post a comment
The EV1320 achieves up to 96 percent peak efficiency for applications such as servers, embedded computing modules, and SSDs.
Agilent LPDDR3 application tests physical layer compliance
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2/20/2012   Post a comment
Users can choose among JESD79-3E and JESD79-3-1 data rates or user-defined speeds for automated clock, electrical, and timing tests
Job ad discloses SanDisk resistive RAM program
News & Analysis  
2/20/2012   16 comments
Flash memory vendor SanDisk is looking for a director of processing engineering management for a 3-D resistive RAM team based in Milpitas. A job ad for the position was posted in SanDisk's website dated Feb. 15, 2012.
SanDisk launches SSD memory for PCs
Product News  
2/15/2012   12 comments
SanDisk Corp. has announced the X100 solid-state drive (SSD) for use in desktop, notebook and thin laptop computers. The unit is available in capacities up to 512-Gbyte and comes with a 6-Gbyte per second SATA interface and it comes in a 2.5-inches form-factor but at only 9.5-mm or 7-mm deep.
MRAM startup raises $36 million VC fund
News & Analysis  
2/15/2012   3 comments
Spin Transfer Technologies Inc., a startup pursing the development of a type of magnetic random access memory, has raised $36 million in a series A funding round led by Allied Minds Inc. and Invesco Asset Management.
Qimonda admin hits Infineon with $2.25 billion demand
News & Analysis  
2/15/2012   2 comments
The insolvency administrator of Qimonda AG, the former DRAM-making subsidiary of chipmaker Infineon Technologies AG (Munich, Germany), has filed a request for payment of at least 1.71 billion euro (about $2.25 billion) in a lawsuit pending in a Munich District Court.
Memristor brouhaha redux
Social Mania  
2/14/2012   14 comments
A battle of mathematical papers has broken out at on the topic of the memristor, which may be part of the future of non-volatile memory devices.
Nimbus flash memory system scales to 500 TB
Product News  
2/13/2012   Post a comment
Scalable, fully redundant solid-state storage system offers efficiency and reliability in a compact form factor.
PCM Progress Report No. 6: Afterthoughts
Design How-To  
2/13/2012   12 comments
Phase change memory (PCM) faces real issues in scaling to the 20-nm node and beyond, but innovative structures and materials may help the technology fight off the flash memory challenge.
SLC NAND flash series serves embedded designers
Product News  
2/13/2012   Post a comment
Target applications include automotive, consumer electronics, high-end networking, and industrial PCs.
My memory’s going…
Memory Designline Blog  
2/13/2012   4 comments
I need a new way to do a nightly backup. What should I get?
Micron launches lower power DDR3 DRAM
Product News  
2/10/2012   1 comment
Memory chipmaker Micron Technology Inc. (Boise, Idaho) has launched a lower power version of the DDR3 type of DRAM under the label DDR3Lm with 2- and 4-Gbit capacity memories.
Challenges of testing mobile memories
Design How-To  
2/8/2012   1 comment
I recently spoke with Cecil Ho, President of CST, about the challenges of testing mobile memories, and he gave me his perspective from his vantage point at CST.
Ramtron energy-sipping FRAM serves low-power applications
Product News  
2/6/2012   2 comments
Power-sensitive systems benefit from 16-kb serial nonvolatile memory.
Steve Appleton in retrospect
2/3/2012   25 comments
A retrospective on the career of Steve Appleton, Chairman and CEO of memory chip vendor Micron Technology, who died Friday in a plane crash.
Aircraft industry heads upward
Military & Aerospace Blog  
2/1/2012   Post a comment
Analysts project 9.3% growth in 2012.
Plextor SSD offers high performance
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2/1/2012   Post a comment
Plextor has released its M3 Pro Series solid state drive (SSD) with enhanced sequential and random read/write speeds and with features such as 24nm Toggle Flash and firmware updates.

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