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Memory Week in Review, 7/30/13
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7/30/2013   2 comments
Samsung's LPDDR3, Nanya profit surges, Greenliant and SSDs.
Flash DIMMS Invade DDR3 Slots
News & Analysis  
7/30/2013   8 comments
Startup Diablo Technologies announced a chip that lets NAND flash ride on the DDR3 DIMM bus, enabling new memory applications.
Exabyte Movies Coming (Not Too) Soon
News & Analysis  
7/29/2013   7 comments
The entertainment sector has a rapacious hunger for digital storage, still mainly in the form of hard disks, according to a new report.
SK Hynix Denies ReRAM Delay Report
News & Analysis  
7/29/2013   10 comments
Korea's SK Hynix has denied the truth of a report that appears to push back the delivery of novel non-volatile memories back to 2015 at the earliest. However, the company is not giving out any timetable details.
SK Hynix Scores Record Profits
News & Analysis  
7/25/2013   8 comments
The memory maker that was saved a decade ago by a bailout has just posted record profits based on memory price strength.
Memory Week in Review, 7/23/13
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7/23/2013   1 comment
A compendium of activities over the last week, including quarterly financials, new products from Samsung and Toshiba, sTec's big deal, and whether or not flash falls flat.
Slideshow: What's Available in LPDDR3?
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7/23/2013   Post a comment
Now that the LPDDR3 standard is entering its second year of release, we thought it was a good time to sample some of the offerings available to designers.
Former ARM CEO Joins Micron
News & Analysis  
7/23/2013   2 comments
Warren East, former CEO of processor IP licensor ARM, has joined the board of directors of memory maker Micron.
SuVolta Process Wins ARM, UMC Support
News & Analysis  
7/23/2013   15 comments
With six deployment programs in place, SuVoltas's chip manufacturing process is looking like a viable alternative to FDSOI and FinFET processes.
TSMC Forecasts Tepid Q3
News & Analysis  
7/18/2013   4 comments
Foundry chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. has said that demand for its wafers will "moderate" in the third quarter after it reported record sales and profits for 2Q13.
MRAM Pioneer Doubles Funding
News & Analysis  
7/16/2013   13 comments
French MRAM firm Crocus Technology has raised about $45 million, which it plans to use for volume production in Israel and R&D at its joint venture fab in Russia.
Automotive Memory: Many Types & Applications
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7/15/2013   1 comment
The new architecture for cars is to have a main centralized processor with a large memory configuration. This unit processes and makes systemic decisions based on the information from all the driver's assistance, engine, and drive train subsystems.
Industry View: Doug Wong of Toshiba on the Future of Memory
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7/12/2013   7 comments
Douglas Wong, senior member of the technical staff for Toshiba, talks about flash memory scaling, going 3D, and his picks for next-generation memory.
What Do You Do With Hundreds of Pix You Take?
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7/12/2013   31 comments
How many photos do you take a year -- 500? 1,000? 3,000? More importantly, what you do end up doing with them?
The Week in Memory – 7/9/13
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7/9/2013   2 comments
The mobile market plays a role across industry, from financial results to new products.
Market Watch: Mobile DRAM Misses Mark
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7/9/2013   Post a comment
Despite a slew of market research highlighting portable devices as a growth driver for DRAM, 1Q13 mobile DRAM revenues were down.
Market Watch: NOR Flash Wireless Revenues to Sag
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7/4/2013   3 comments
Why the problem with NOR flash might just be NAND flash and what next-generation memory might prove to be an even bigger competition.
The New & Improved Memory Designline: Welcome to Your Community
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7/3/2013   Post a comment
Look for daily updates from key players in industry and a new suite of tools that makes it easy to add comments, pictures, and even upload video.
Complex Chips Make Tangled Business
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7/3/2013   5 comments
As chip complexity has increased, design has climbed in abstraction, and it has created a Byzantine network of business models and opportunities. But are too many entities trying to take profit across the design process killing the goose that lays the golden IC?
Processors Everywhere, but Tools Lacking
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7/2/2013   4 comments
A research study shows the majority of IC designs are now for multiprocessor chips. But are the EDA and design verification sectors keeping up with the SoC multiprocessing revolution?
Why Does the Nobel Prize Keep Forgetting Memory?
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7/2/2013   3 comments
DRAM inventor wins Kyoto prize, but where's the Nobel for flash?
The Week in Memory, 7/1
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7/2/2013   Post a comment
A look at key market, industry, and technology trends for the past week.
Toshiba to Build Fab for 3D NAND Flash
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7/2/2013   21 comments
Phase 2 of Toshiba's Fab 5 at Yokkaichi will be the production site for vertically organized 3D NAND flash memory.
Global Chip Sales Buoyed by Phones, Memories
News & Analysis  
7/1/2013   4 comments
An analyst predicts that industry bodies will report a sharp increase in the three-month moving average for May global chip sales.


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