Parallel NOR Delivers Performance SPI Can't
News & Analysis 5/27/2014 2 comments
The focus of systems designers is usually on reducing cost and power consumption by using serial flash, but many automotive and embedded applications require the high performance of a parallel interface.
HP Plans 16,000 More Layoffs
News & Analysis 5/22/2014 21 comments
Hewlett-Packard stunned analysts with plans to lay off 16,000 more employees, but execs insisted the company is on the road back.
UHS-II SD Cards Await Capable Devices
News & Analysis 5/16/2014 1 comment
Vendors including Toshiba, SanDisk, and Panasonic have steadily announced SD cards in different form factors that support faster transfer and write speeds, but it will take time for UHS-II capable devices to hit the market.
NXP Car Plan Teams NFC, Bluetooth
News & Analysis 5/15/2014 5 comments
The biggest issue for the current version of Bluetooth Low Energy may be "its security and pairing mechanism." NXP is proposing NFC for secure transactions, while BLE offers a data link.
Rambus Rejoins Jedec
News & Analysis 5/14/2014 5 comments
Rambus has been invited to rejoin the memory standards group Jedec after a nearly 20-year absence marked by suits with major DRAM suppliers.
NVMe Emerges as Memory Independent
Blog 5/14/2014 Post a comment
The first of a planned series of Tech Talk presentations by Intel focused on NVM Express and was given to a worldwide web audience by Amber Huffman, senior principal engineer and NVM Express Workgroup chair.
IBM Hawks PCM for Storage
News & Analysis 5/9/2014 5 comments
To meet the demands of big data, IBM believes in a hierarchical combination of DRAM, flash, and phase change memory over hard-disk drives.
Do Auto MCUs Need Proprietary Flash?
News & Analysis 5/9/2014 11 comments
As the technology moves down to the finer node, Globalfoundries sees the 28-nm process node becoming the "battleground." That might force automotive chip companies to give up proprietary embedded VNM technology.
$6 Billion Problem for Mobile Carriers
Blog 5/8/2014 10 comments
The real issue of the three-device (smartphone, tablet, and notebook) endgame is not the form factor but a $6 billion revenue loss for carriers -- and potentially a huge problem for device manufacturers.
Expansion of NVMe Support Signals Growth
Blog 5/6/2014 Post a comment
Product announcements, OS support, and test-community support are all signs of growth for NVMe, the interface protocol for non-volatile memory (NVM)-based storage technology aimed at enabling the full potential of PCI Express SSDs.