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posted in April 2009
Netbook growth seen slowing when economy recovers
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4/30/2009   1 comment
Netbook shipments grew by more than 2,000 percent last year and are expected to grow another 68.5 percent in 2009, but this explosive growth is likely to slow as the economy rebounds beginning in 2010, an analyst said.
Analyst: PC builds, chip inventories improving
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4/30/2009   Post a comment
A financial analyst said the outlook for second quarter PC builds is looking better and that Asian chip distributors are reporting better-than-expected demand for semiconductors across a number of markets.
GE holographic disk said to top 500 Gbytes
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4/28/2009   3 comments
GE Global Research reports that is has succeeded in writing patterns on holographic disks that brighten their reflectivity by up to 200 times, enabling next-generation holographic disks that could store up to 500 Gbytes.
Rambus: Ruling allows it to seek higher damages
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4/28/2009   Post a comment
A U.S. federal court ruled that the patent damages that memory technology licensor Rambus could seek from Samsung Electronics for alleged infringement after June 2005 were not capped by a March 2005 settlement between Rambus and Infineon Technologies, according to a statement issued by Rambus.
Memory profitability still distant, says iSuppli
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4/23/2009   Post a comment
While overall memory chip prices are expected to stabilize during the remaining quarters of 2009, a true recovery in demand and profitability is not imminent, according to market research firm iSuppli.
SanDisk Q1 loss grows on lower revenue
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4/21/2009   Post a comment
Flash memory card vendor SanDisk posted a GAAP net loss of $208 million, nearly 19 times greater than the $11 million that the company lost during the same period of 2008.
Samsung to ramp up DDR3 production
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4/21/2009   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics said it is ramping up 50-nm class production of DDR3 memory chips in response to increased demand stemming from Intel's launch of the Xeon processor 5500 series.
Samsung dominates new iPod shuffle, says iSuppli
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4/14/2009   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics dominates the design of Apple's third-generation iPod Shuffle, accounting for 57.6 percent of the product's bill of materials cost of $20.81, according to a teardown analysis conducted by market research firm iSuppli.
NAND spot prices surge on tight supply
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4/13/2009   Post a comment
NAND flash spot prices soared last week as supply constraints on most densities in the spot market continued to drive prices higher, according to market research firm Gartner.
Micron to raise $450 million through offerings
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4/7/2009   Post a comment
Memory chip specialist Micron Technology plans to raise $450 million through the sale of common stock and convertible senior notes.
From math to reality: the story of memristors
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4/3/2009   Post a comment
Being able to see and resolve the nature of things through a kaleidoscope of mathematical equations is a gift that few of us have. Sure, most engineers have a 'knack' for math. Many of us even enjoy it and spend many hours noodling over arcane matrices, integrals and differentials. But how many truly view the world as a set of math equations?

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