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.
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.
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.
SK Hynix offers lower power mobile DRAMs Design How-To 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.
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.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.