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8/2/2011 04:42 PM EDT
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double-o-nothing
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double-o-nothing   11/9/2011 5:36:48 AM
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It should be known by now Samsung, Hynix, Micron, Toshiba all got their hands in the alternative memories like MRAM and RRAM. When DRAM and Flash are respectively replaced by these technologies, those who failed to pay for at least some research in these areas will be wiped out. Long-term consolidation catalyzed by investment in new technology.

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KB3001   8/3/2011 3:47:51 PM
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Why? Could you elaborate, please?

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Volatile Memory   8/3/2011 3:38:48 PM
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Yes, it is GAME OVER for phase-change memory (PCM). Samsung realized last summer that its PCM has horrible power consumption in handsets, in addition to being slow in write, costly to make, with poor density and impossible to scale. Now the scamsters at IBM and Numonyx (now part of Micron) look real stupid!

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resistion   8/3/2011 1:11:45 PM
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Samsung will also be more successful than any company that just works on one technology. It is even working on RRAM the ultimate dark horse.

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yalanand   8/3/2011 6:11:59 AM
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Yes, just imagine if Apple wants to use this kind of memory they have to approach their arch rivals "SAMSUNG".

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SiliconAsia   8/3/2011 4:31:46 AM
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Sounds like asset/IP acquisition. There is no real future for MRAM as a discrete device.

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yalanand   8/3/2011 4:22:41 AM
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This is very good news indeed, so we can expect more compact and energy efficient memory devices from Samsung now. Any idea when will Samsung start using STT-RAM in mobiles and tablets ?

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ilmenauer   8/3/2011 12:43:50 AM
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Well, PCM seems to be a stillborn technology. They commercialized it, but there are almost not real applications for it and demand is weak. Samsung is not so interested in niche markets.

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resistion   8/2/2011 9:32:16 PM
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So practically all future MRAM royalties and licenses will go to Samsung.

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Helicopter   8/2/2011 6:22:52 PM
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Samsung was one of the heavy lifters of PCM and now they are acquiring MRAM? What does this mean to the future of PCM? Curious to know Toshiba/Micron direction.

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