Is China growing weary of the chip business?
News & Analysis 9/19/2008 Post a comment
A few years and billions of dollars after Chinese companies stormed into the silicon foundry market, at least one analyst wonders if being a top player in the global chip business is still a Chinese priority.
IC Insights cuts '08 forecast; sees ASPs firming
News & Analysis 9/18/2008 Post a comment
Market research firm IC Insights has cut its semiconductor industry revenue forecast for 2008 by $6 billion, but believes that long-term trends will support pricing stabilization that will enable the industry to achieve a compound annual growth rate of 10.6 percent between 2007 and 2012.
Analysis: Who should buy SanDisk?
News & Analysis 9/17/2008 Post a comment
First things first: SanDisk Corp. will most likely be acquired by a rival. The only outstanding question is which of its NAND memory competitors or partners will buy the Milpitas, Calif., company.
Startup debuts novel network-storage system
News & Analysis 9/15/2008 Post a comment
Startup Greenbytes (Westerly, R.I) emerges from stealth mode today with unique algorithms that can help reduce the size and power consumption of the rising tide of network-attached storage systems in the data center.
DRAM gets more exotic
Teardown 9/11/2008 Post a comment
If not already available when this article goes to press, it won't be long before Samsung's latest generation of DRAM enters the market.
Gartner lowers 2008 IC forecast
News & Analysis 9/3/2008 Post a comment
Market research firm Gartner has revised its 2008 and 2009 semiconductor forecasts downward, saying macroeconomic trends, the collapse of the flash memory market and disturbing reports of slowing revenue growth from the industry's No. 1 foundry are weighing on the sector even as individual chip markets remain strong.
IBM, EMC storage gurus debate future of flash
Product News 9/3/2008 Post a comment
In a candid online exchange, storage gurus from IBM Corp. and EMC Corp. agreed solid-state drives will rewrite the rules for system storage, but took significantly different views on how to implement solid state disks in servers.