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posted in December 2012
Top 7 memory news stories for 2012
12/29/2012   Post a comment
Mergers, maturing technologies, and manufacturing moves.
Case study: Practical in-system programming for PCM
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12/26/2012   Post a comment
In-System Programming of Micron’s Phase Change Memory with BPM Microsystems’ 2800ISP
Micron-Elpida deal cleared by Japan's FTC
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12/24/2012   Post a comment
In another step towards the completion of the previously announced take-over of troubled Japanese memory IC maker Elpida by Micron, the deal has been cleared by Japan's Fair Trade Commission.
Micron hit by manufacturing glitch, makes loss
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12/21/2012   2 comments
U.S. memory chip maker was impacted by problems in manufacturing as well declining average selling prices for some of its component types in the first quarter of its fiscal 2013 year.
Silicon Valley Nation: Processor speed kings crowned
12/20/2012   Post a comment
Want to know who's got the fastest CPUs and GPUs? Ask gamers. (Hint: AMD and Intel.)
TI and University of Florida student collaborate on FRAM research
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12/19/2012   1 comment
I just heard about a rather interesting university research story that improved upon the FRAM technology used in TI’s MSP430 Wolverine platform.
Hynix DRAM layout, process integration adapt to change
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12/18/2012   7 comments
What Hynix is doing at the 31-nm node and how it differs from other chip makers.
Top 10 memory design features of 2012
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12/17/2012   Post a comment
Topics range from the latest advances PCM and SRAM to optimizing communications buses and timing parameters.
Samsung buys SSD software provider
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12/17/2012   Post a comment
Korea's Samsung has announced it has acquired Nvelo Inc. of Santa Clara, Calif., a developer of software to manage solid-state disk storage subsystems.
Micron ships phase-change memory for Nokia phones
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12/12/2012   18 comments
Memory chip vendor Micron Technology Inc. has back-filled its range of 45-nm phase-change memory (PCM), which it says is shipping in "high volume" to Nokia, as reported by EE Times in November.
Intel leapfrogs ARM (for now) with Atom server SoC
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12/11/2012   20 comments
Intel is shipping Centerton, aka the S1200, claiming design wins for the server SoC aimed at fending off a growing crowd of ARM server SoCs.
Toshiba claims MRAM can replace SRAM
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12/11/2012   7 comments
Smartphones and tablet computers could benefit from a prototype memory that Toshiba expects to be used to replace SRAM in cache memory for mobile processors.
Micron reportedly preps Israel job cuts
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12/11/2012   2 comments
Memory chip maker is preparing to lay off about one third of its workforce at its wafer fab in Israel, according to local news reports.
Memory Test Tips #3: Improving flash memory testing with pulse generators
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12/10/2012   Post a comment
Learn to tune your test system parameters to get the optimal results
SMIC, Crocus aim magnetic logic at 45-nm
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12/7/2012   Post a comment
Crocus and Chinese foundry SMIC will take magnetic logic devices down to the 45-nm node as SMIC creates a process flow to support secure microcontroller apps.
Mushkin preps 480GB mSATA solid-state drive
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12/6/2012   Post a comment
Shipments of the world's largest capacity mSATA solid-state drive are planned for mid-January 2013.
Non-volatile memory development gathers steam
12/6/2012   11 comments
November was a busy month for next- generation non-volatile memory development. A common thread was the hybrid nature of memory solutions in the absence of elusive universal memory.
Industry view: What’s driving SSD growth in the enterprise?
12/5/2012   Post a comment
Latency, big data, and how NAND flash changes programming style.
London Calling: At IEDM, heat improves flash memory
12/5/2012   4 comments
A Taiwanese flash memory maker has come up with a way to improve the cycling endurance of flash memory. The results will be reported at the International Electron Devices Meeting.
PMC’s Lang talks of comms, storage and mergers
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12/5/2012   3 comments
PMC-Sierra CEO Greg Lang deflected reports that the chip company is under pressure to consider a sale.
Vertical crosspoint memory supports ultra-low-power devices for Internet of Things
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12/3/2012   1 comment
Improved antifuse NVM provides a secure, programmable memory alternative for MCU-based embedded designs.
Partners back nanotube memory for production push
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12/3/2012   3 comments
Two unnamed strategic investors have led a round of investment funding worth more than $10 million for a company that has been developing carbon nanotube memory since about 2000.

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