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Thin Film offers passive plastic NVM
News & Analysis  
6/30/2011   2 comments
Printed plastic memory pioneer Thin Film Electronics ASA has announced the development of a passive array nonvolatile printable plastic memory that is describes as being suitable for secure documents.
IBM reports drift-tolerant multilevel cell PCM
Research  
6/30/2011   26 comments
Scientists at IBM Research in Zurich, Switzerland, have reported a method to store multiple bits reliably in a phase-change memory cell.
Step-down regulators support DDR1, DDR2, and DDR3 memory
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6/29/2011   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the LTC3634, a high-efficiency, dual-channel monolithic synchronous step-down regulator for power supply and bus termination rails for DDR1, DDR2 and DDR3 SDRAM controllers.
ST's fast-write EEPROM for low-cost blackbox recorders simplifies design
Product News  
6/28/2011   1 comment
The new M35B32 EEPROM from STMicroelectronics has a unique ultra-fast recording feature for storing important data during unexpected events. Its uses include recovering system data when a sudden power failure occurs, and ‘black-box’ recorders that help identify the causes of equipment failures or accidents.
Adesto ready to ramp CBRAM, with Altis
News & Analysis  
6/28/2011   4 comments
Adesto Technologies Corp., a startup company developing conductive bridging RAM nonvolatile memory technology, has announced that it will ship products this year manufactured by foundry partner Altis Semiconductor SA.
Sensor module design improves automotive electrical integration, functionality (Part 1)
Design How-To  
6/24/2011   Post a comment
Devices must be reliable and robust, and operate with long-term stability and high precision under harsh physical, chemical, and electrical stress conditions.
Crocus claims technology allows NAND MRAM
Research  
6/22/2011   4 comments
Crocus Technology Inc, a vendor of magnetic RAMs, has announced the development of so-called Magnetic Logic Unit (MLU) technology. This is an adaption of its thermally assisted magnetic switching (TAS) for use in memory access and opens up the possibility of NAND-like memory implemented in MRAM and search memories, the company said.
Transition to NVDIMMs for RAID Storage Backup
Design How-To  
6/21/2011   4 comments
Power efficiency and performance advancements in FPGA and flash memory technologies now make it possible to develop effective data-recovery circuits in RAID back-up solutions that can be charged from alternative charging sources, such as ultra capacitors.
ADI buys Lyric – probability processing specialist
News & Analysis  
6/13/2011   9 comments
AS ADI acquired Lyric Semiconductor, the entire Lyrics' team, including co-founders Ben Vigoda (shown) and David Raynolds, are now ADI employees.
NEC, Tohoku University make CAM-on-MRAM progress
Research  
6/13/2011   4 comments
NEC Corp. and Tohoku University are presenting a couple of papers on the use of magnetic RAM non-volatility with content addressable memories (CAMs) at the Symposia on VLSI Circuits and Technologies.
Micron claims fastest enterprise SSD with PCI Express
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6/13/2011   Post a comment
Micron Technology, Inc. announced a new portfolio of PCI Express (PCIe) solid-state storage systems, the RealSSD™ P320h solid-state drive (SSD) series.
Kingston unveils its first SandForce-based SSD
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6/13/2011   Post a comment
Kingston Technology Company, Inc. has teamed up with SandForce® Inc. to launch its first SATA Rev 3.0 (6Gb/s) based SSD targeted at enthusiasts, gamers, and performance users.
Software and hardware challenges due to the dynamic raw NAND market
Design How-To  
6/12/2011   7 comments
In this stellar article, Allred and Agarwal lay out the different non-volatile memory technologies, issues with NAND, and potential ways forward.
2 Mbit serial EEPROM goes for memory density record
Product News  
6/12/2011   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics reports that it is the first to launch a 2-Mbit serial EEPROM chip for write-intensive applications.
Fusion-io IPO raises $200 million
News & Analysis  
6/9/2011   2 comments
Fusion—io Inc., a solid-state server memory company, has priced its initial public offering of 12.3 million shares at $19.00. The stock opened Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange at $24.5 before settling back slightly to $24.35.
Samsung's 27-nm NAND flash in pictures
Research  
6/3/2011   5 comments
Engineering services company UBM TechInsights has found examples of the Samsung 27-nm NAND flash memory in the field and taken photographs.
DRAM module market growing, says IHS
News & Analysis  
6/2/2011   3 comments
The market for DRAM modules is set to increase to 812.8 million units in 2011, up 10.9 percent from 733.2 million units in 2010, according to market research firm IHS-iSuppli. This growth is down from the 14.6 percent market expansion seen in 2010.
Singapore institute to make 4DS 16-kbit RRAM
News & Analysis  
6/1/2011   4 comments
The Data Storage Institute of Singapore is going to help 4DS make a prototype non-volatile 16-kbit resistive random access memory.


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