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posted in April 2011
The first CMOS embedded MTP NVM IP in 40nm – Itera
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4/26/2011   Post a comment
Until now, the only on-chip non-volatile memory options for SoC designers were Flash/EEPROM (not available below 90nm) or One-Time Programmable (OTP); Itera from Kilopass changes all of this…
Security manager IC with 1024 bytes of nonimprinting memory
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4/24/2011   Post a comment
Maxim's newest security manager combines a patented nonimprinting-memory scheme with an ultra-low battery current for applications requiring the highest level of security.
Kilopass releases non-volatile memory IP
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4/21/2011   Post a comment
Kilopass Technology Inc. reports that it has released Itera, the industry's first and only embedded multi-time programmable (MTP) non-volatile memory (NVM) intellectual property (IP).
QDR Consortium pre-announces new SRAMs
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4/21/2011   1 comment
New QDRII+ SRAMs claim industry's fastest quad data rate.
Flash data storage startup raises $6 million
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4/21/2011   1 comment
Arkologic Holdings Ltd., a startup developing solid-state data storage products based on flash memory ICs, has said it has raised $6 million in a Series A financing round led by private equity firm Landtek Corp.
Report: Toshiba forced to halve NAND output
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4/20/2011   2 comments
Toshiba Corp. has told customers it will have to halve its output of NAND flash memory ICs in May and June because of a shortage of blank wafers and other materials, according to a Digitimes report that referenced unnamed industry sources.
China develops phase-change RAM
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4/20/2011   18 comments
The Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences – working with foundry chipmaker SMIC and Microchip Technology – has announced it has developed phase-change random access memory (PCRAM) that is based on Chinese intellectual property, according to a Xinhua report.
Seagate buys Samsung HDD business for $1.4B
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4/19/2011   6 comments
Hard disk drive maker Seagate Technology plc is going to take over the HDD business of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. paying $1.375 billion in 50:50 cash and stock mix.
Strategy can maximize profit in DRAM
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4/18/2011   Post a comment
This article takes a look at some of the current trends in DRAM, and how to best take advantage of them.
Mobile apps bring momentum to DRAMs
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4/18/2011   3 comments
Mobile DRAM vendors face inventory shortfalls and a shift to next-generation technologies as volume demand and bandwidth requirements rise in smartphone and tablet markets.
Weak PC market in Q1 surprises Gartner
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4/14/2011   10 comments
Worldwide PC shipments totaled 84.3 million units in the first quarter of 2011, a 1.1 percent decline from the first quarter of 2010, according to preliminary results from Gartner, Inc. This is below Gartner's previous forecast of 3 percent growth in 1Q11.
ADLINK claims fastest SATA 6 Gb/s industrial-grade SSD
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4/13/2011   Post a comment
ADLINK Technology Inc. has released the ADLINK ASD Series of industrial-grade solid state drives (SSDs).
Cadence IP targets DDR4 in SoCs
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4/13/2011   Post a comment
Earlier this week, Cadence announced some new intellectual property (IP) that aims to streamline the incorporation of DDR4 memory into system on chip (SoC) designs. I spoke with Neil Hand, group director of marketing for SSD realization group, at length about the announcement.
Using high-density programmable FIFOs in video and imaging applications
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4/13/2011   5 comments
Many market segments, including video broadcasting, military, medical imaging, and base stations, can benefit from the use of high-density FIFO solutions that have programmable features.
Toshiba releases 24nm NAND flash
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4/6/2011   Post a comment
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) has released its SmartNAND™ product, which integrates 24nm process NAND flash technology with a control chip that supports error correction code (ECC).
Toshiba moves NAND flash to 24-nm
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4/6/2011   3 comments
Toshiba Corp. has announced that it is introducing NAND flash memories made using a 24-nm process technology.
Attention IT managers: what do you think of cloud storage?
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4/5/2011   7 comments
In a survey of past attendees of Storage Network World, when asked about adopting cloud storage, here's what they said...
Server is ready for hard work
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4/5/2011   Post a comment
The application-ready Kontron rugged RAID Data Server OBSERVO is specially designed for surveillance data recording in harsh environments which require integrated mass storage and data integrity.
Hynix announces DDR4 DRAM and module
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4/4/2011   2 comments
Hynix Semiconductor Inc. has announced that it has developed a 2-Gbit DDR4 DRAM IC and 2-Gbyte memory module based on the IC. The IC has been implanted using a 30-nm class (somewhere between 30 and 39-nm) manufacturing process technology.
Phase change memory (PCM) progress report, part 2
Design How-To  
4/4/2011   3 comments
In his second PCM Progress Report, we invited Ron Neale to comment on and explore PCM related activities over the first quarter of 2011.
Tower offers $140 million for Micron fab
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4/4/2011   6 comments
Tower Semiconductor Ltd., a specialty foundry chipmaker which trades under the name TowerJazz, has announced it is proposing to buy a wafer fab belonging to Micron Technology Inc. in Nishiwaki City, Hyogo prefecture, Japan, for $140 million.
Storage hits the limelight
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4/3/2011   7 comments
Lately, it seems that memory is getting a bit of attention in the bigger electronics design space.
Hynix agrees six-year patent deal with Mosaid
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4/1/2011   Post a comment
Memory and wireless patent holder Mosaid Technologies Inc. has said that Hynix Semiconductor Inc. has agreed to take a six-year license to Mosaid's patents, with fixed equal quarterly payments over the term.


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