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Deciphering phone and embedded security - Part 4: Ideal platform for next-generation embedded devices
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8/31/2012   Post a comment
The final part of this series leverages the security solutions described in previous installments and applies them to embedded products other than mobile phones.
Book excerpt: SRAM and SDRAM controllers for FPGAs, part 3
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8/31/2012   Post a comment
Learn about testing hardware and software for SRAM and SDRAM.
Free Renesas from its golden cage called Japan
Blog  
8/30/2012   33 comments
The crisis surrounding Renesas underscores the rut in which Japan has been stuck. Renesas was created by, for, and of Japan, and that's the issue.
Populist poll points to SSD position
Memory Designline Blog  
8/30/2012   2 comments
Find out what STEC discovered during virtualization show.
Formosa Plastics bails out DRAM subsidiaries
News & Analysis  
8/30/2012   2 comments
Formosa Plastics Group, parent of Nanya Technology Corp., has put together a bail-out plan worth about $1 billion to keep the loss-making DRAM maker from delisting from the Taiwan stock exchange, according to local reports.
Kingston releases enterprise-class SSD
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8/27/2012   Post a comment
Drive buoys Big Data with capacities of up to 400 GB.
Silicon Motion rolls out ruggedized SSD
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8/27/2012   Post a comment
Single-package drive targets industrial applications.
Book excerpt: SRAM and SDRAM controllers for FPGAs, part 2
Design How-To  
8/27/2012   Post a comment
Learn what you need to know about DRAM and programming memory controllers for FPGAs.
New 90nm high-speed macro targets high-performance automotive and industrial MCU apps
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8/24/2012   Post a comment
TSMC has unveiled the foundry segment's claimed first 100MHz flash memory single-cycle access speed 90nm embedded flash IP.
solid state drives expand in computing
Blog  
8/23/2012   4 comments
The demand for storage is far outpacing our production. That's a good thing.
IDT NVMe flash controller
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8/21/2012   Post a comment
IDT announced samples of its NVM Express (NVMe) enterprise flash memory controller with native support for PCIe® Gen 3.
Silicon Motion introduces SATAII SSD controller
Product News  
8/20/2012   1 comment
Low-power unit supports high-speed synchronous-mode NAND.
IBM gets flashy with Texas Memory buy
Memory Designline Blog  
8/20/2012   Post a comment
Scooping up the veteran memory vendor gives IBM storage support for its integrated offerings.
Smart Storage unveils 1.6 TB enterprise SSD
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8/20/2012   Post a comment
The MLC unit features a sustained transfer rate of 1 GB/s.
Optimizing PCIe SSD performance
Design How-To  
8/20/2012   1 comment
Matching the SSD controller and interconnect and leveraging alternative architectures reduces latency and enhances scalability.
Bondholders say Elpida is grossly undervalued
News & Analysis  
8/14/2012   3 comments
Micron Technology’s planned takeover of Japan’s failed chip maker Elpida Memory has hit a snag.
Skyer unveils 44 terabyte NAND Flash in a 1u form factor for under $3 per gigabyte
Product News  
8/14/2012   Post a comment
The Skyhawk series of enterprise solid-state storage systems from Skyera Inc. is based on low-cost, 19/20 nanometer Multi Level Cell (MLC) NAND Flash.
Microchip expands serial SRAM lineup
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8/13/2012   Post a comment
Also debuts non-volatile, battery-backed serial SRAMs at significantly lower cost than any other non-volatile SRAM, FRAM, or parallel SRAM.
Cloud computing to boost global memory IC market, says GBI Research
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8/13/2012   Post a comment
NAND flash and DRAM are expected to lead the way as users increase their adoption of cloud computing services.
Book excerpt: SRAM and SDRAM controllers for FPGAs, part 1
Design How-To  
8/13/2012   1 comment
Learn what you need to know about memory and programming memory controllers for FPGAs.
Deciphering phone and embedded security - Part 3: Unsigned, signed, locked and encrypted bootloaders
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8/10/2012   Post a comment
Part 3 of this series covers various flavors of bootloaders that are offered by the manufacturer to provide levels of protection/security and the way some of them get compromised.
New eMMC multimedia cards deliver claimed fastest speeds for embedded memory
Product News  
8/7/2012   1 comment
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., has begun volume production of an ultra-fast embedded memory for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices in 16-, 32- and 64-gigabyte (GB) densities.
Samsung unveils embedded multimedia card for mobile devices
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8/6/2012   Post a comment
The eMMC Pro Class 1500 delivers sequential read speeds of up to 140 MB/s.
Virtium launches very-low-profile DDR3
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8/6/2012   Post a comment
Low-power 17.78-mm memory module takes aim at telecom.
Breaking through the embedded memory bottleneck, part 2
Design How-To  
8/6/2012   1 comment
Algorithmic memory leverages erasure encoding to allow simultaneous access of data in the same location without memory bank conflicts or stalls.
Startup raises $30 million to bring MRAM to market
News & Analysis  
8/1/2012   11 comments
A Moscow-headquartered investor has helped MRAM startup Avalanche Technology close a third round of equity funding at $30 million. The money will be used to "productize" the company's technology, which the firm says is ready for action in applications such as solid-state drives.


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