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What we did on your summer vacation
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9/30/2012   Post a comment
Catch up on articles you may have missed during the summer months.
Synopsys's DDR interface IP to support DDR4
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9/30/2012   Post a comment
Updated IP includes a 13 percent jump in raw bandwidth and up to 50 percent reduction in overall latency.
Dive into DDR4 with JEDEC workshop
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9/28/2012   Post a comment
Learn about testing DDR4 and reasons to migrate to the standard at the October 30-31 event in Santa Clara, California.
Technology Trends: DDR4 first look
Design How-To  
9/27/2012   1 comment
The new DRAM standard leverages a pseudo-open-drain design and techniques like an on-die Vref to position itself for faster performance and lower power consumption in the same size package.
Mobile DRAM market sees cooling growth
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9/27/2012   3 comments
DRAM content in smartphones still increasing, but more slowly as densities approach 2 GB per phone.
HP, Hynix delay memristor debut
News & Analysis  
9/26/2012   10 comments
A two-terminal, nonvolatile memory version of a memristor, in development by Hewlett-Packard since 2008, won't be ready for commercialization at the end of 2013.
How to detect timing defects between memory and logic
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9/26/2012   Post a comment
Thorough test means testing through the RAM.
Taiwan embeds ReRAM in 28-nm process
9/26/2012   2 comments
The ability to embed resistive RAM in a leading-edge logic process could have major implications for the design of system chips.
OEMs and semiconductor suppliers take turns driving innovation and integration
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9/24/2012   Post a comment
The 20th century artifact of the serial EEPROM may finally give way to the 21st century antifuse NVM IP.
Virtium introduces embedded SATA SSDs
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9/24/2012   Post a comment
The five-product portfolio targets industrial automation, networking, and medical applications.
Micron DDR3L-RS targets ultra-thins
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9/24/2012   Post a comment
The 2-Gb and 4-Gb devices reduce power use in standby.
Cypress introduces 16-Mbit NV SRAMS
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9/21/2012   Post a comment
Devices can interface directly with ONFI and Toggle NAND bus controllers.
Cypress grabs Ramtron, at last
News & Analysis  
9/19/2012   2 comments
After several rejections, non-volatile memory vendor Ramtron agreed to be acquired by Cypress Semiconductor in a deal valued at $109.8 million.
China Fabless: Why is GigaDevice chasing the no-growth$3 billion NOR flash market?
News & Analysis  
9/19/2012   9 comments
While China's fabless industry is mostly chasing apps processors, GigaDevice Semiconductor is targeting a market most have forsaken: NOR flash memory.
Kilopass details smaller footprint memory bit cell
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9/18/2012   Post a comment
At MemCon today Kilopass Technology Inc. is describing its embedded VCM NVM IP bit cell technology which is said to quadruple the density of available anti-fuse NVM IP bit cells.
Silicon Power unveils 7-mm SSDs for ultrabooks
Product News  
9/17/2012   1 comment
Two models use the SATA III interface for read speeds of 557 MB and 550 MB, respectively.
Western Digital introduces 5-mm hybrid HDD
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9/17/2012   Post a comment
The drive pairs MLC NAND flash storage with magnetic disks for 500 GB capacity.
More DRAM leftovers unless players cooperate
9/17/2012   4 comments
Analysts predict that DRAM oversupply could hit 7 percent in 2013.
Interfacing QDR-II+ Synchronous SRAM with high-speed FPGAs, part 2
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9/17/2012   Post a comment
Standard IP blocks included with most FPGAs can be used to implement a custom memory controller.
SK Hynix offers lower power mobile DRAMs
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9/17/2012   Post a comment
SK Hynix Inc. has introduced a family of DDR3 DRAMs for mobile applications with memory capacities of up to 8-Mbit and reduced standby power consumption when compared with previous memories.
London Calling: Toshiba offers foundry services
9/14/2012   4 comments
Toshiba is making multiple moves in its chip manufacturing; offering foundry services in Europe and reportedly cutting NAND flash prices just two months after cutting production.
Samsung begins building China fab
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9/12/2012   Post a comment
South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has broken ground on a wafer fab for NAND memory production in Xian, northwestern China.
Interfacing QDR-II+ Synchronous SRAM with high-speed FPGAs, part 1
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9/10/2012   Post a comment
Getting optimal performance from an FPGA integrated with QDR SRAM requires first properly interfacing the hardware.
TSMC releases 100-MHz embedded flash IP
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9/10/2012   Post a comment
The macro allows integration with high-performance processors to improve performance.
Toshiba SSDs line includes 24-nm MLC NAND flash
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9/7/2012   Post a comment
SSD family spans enterprise applications from entry level to high performance.
ISSI backs Nanya in specialty DRAM plan
News & Analysis  
9/7/2012   2 comments
DRAM maker Nanya Technology received about $200 million in backing from parent Formosa Plastics Group, including a $27 million equity investment from Integrated Silicon Solution as part of a foundry supply deal.
NAND flash memory in short supply
News & Analysis  
9/7/2012   5 comments
Just six weeks after Toshiba announced it was cutting its production of NAND flash memory chips, a maker of solid-state drives has signaled it can't get enough of the memory chips.
Apple and its Samsung memory order
News & Analysis  
9/7/2012   11 comments
Apple has reduced its order with Samsung for memory ICs intended for its forthcoming model of iPhone, according to a Reuters report that referenced an unnamed source.
Greenliant SSDs take aim at embedded industrial apps
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9/4/2012   Post a comment
The ball grid array SATA/PATA drives use MLC NAND flash memory.

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