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Will the NAND Market be Affected by a September iPhone 5 Launch?

Published on July 31, 2012, in iPhone, Market Share, Rumor.

At the WWDC 2012 Apple disappointed many of its fans and followers as well as Flash memory manufacturers when in didn’t launched any of the rumored expected products, a new iPhone 5, an iPad mini or Apple’s version of Smart TV the iTV. Instead Apple launched a refresh to its MacBook Pro and Air lines and

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LSI Launches a New SandForce SSD Controller Catering UltraBooks

Published on July 31, 2012, in Press Release, SSD.

The new controller features extend battery life as much as one hour, reduce resume times and enhance performance, while maintaining lower power consumption. The SandForce SF-2200/2100 Client Flash Storage Processors (FSPs) specifically designed to satisfy the demanding  power consumption requirements of UltraBooks while also providing superior performance benefits. With the improved features, LSI SandForce SF-2141, SF-2241 and SF-2281 client

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Update: Can UltraBook Sales See Year-End Rally?

Published on July 31, 2012, in Market Share, SSD, Ultrabook.

Intel still think so… With PC sales declining in favor of Smartphones and Tablets, the PC industry was looking at UltraBook to save them. UltraBook are said to be extremely thin and as powerful as a standard desktop, initially introduced by Apple with the launch of the MacBook Air in 2008. Seeing how well Apple was doing with its MacBook

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Samsung Gained Stunning Growth on Strong Q2 Worldwide Smartphone Sales

Sales of worldwide mobile phones continue to grow in the second quarter of 2012 (2Q12) on strong Smartphones sales from Samsung. In just two years Samsung and Apple doubled their combined market share reaching together almost half of the total Smartphone market. “Samsung and Apple have quickly become the global smartphone heavyweights though both employ somewhat

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Toshiba NAND Memory Production Cutback Explained

Earlier this week we have reported that Toshiba is reducing production of NAND flash memory used in Memory Cards and USB Flash Drives (UFD) by approximately 30% at its Yokkaichi plant in Mie Prefecture. Toshiba blamed the move on slow sales of Cards and UFDs but is this really the only reason for such a drastic move? For years that Fabrications told us that,

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Why Apple Missed Q3 Financial Results and How Does it Affect the NAND Market

Apple in 2007 reinvented the Smartphone market with the introduction of the iPhone, since then many have tried to copy the iPhone and Apple is fiercely fighting back in many legal battles around the world, however Apple kept leading the market all the way up until 2011. 2011 was a tough year for Apple as its CEO,

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Toshiba Continues its Efforts to Rise NAND Prices

The Nikkei reported today that Toshiba announced plans to reduce production of NAND flash memory by approximately 30% at its Yokkaichi plant in Mie Prefecture, the production adjustment will be effective from today. Low demand in the retail market, of USB memories and memory cards, unsuccessful product launches such as SSDs in UltraBooks and Apple not launching its

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Is This The Break STEC’s Shareholders Are Waiting For?

Published on July 20, 2012, in Press Release.

STEC is one of the first Flash makers around, the company was established in 1990, while companies such as Kingston, PNY and SanDisk  enjoyed great growth and profits riding both DRAM and Flash markets as they grow, STEC didn’t show its shareholders the same performance and even after incorporated in 2000 remain a “family like” business. The company never managed to

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Intel Next-Gen Haswell CPU to Compete Against ARM

Published on July 19, 2012, in OEM, SSD, Ultrabook.

Intel sees its market shrink with declining sales of Desktop and Notebook PCs and the growing popularity of Tablet. Intel will reportedly launch its next-gen Haswell CPUs as soon as this April 2013. Haswell, like the recently-launched Ivy Bridge, will use a 22nm manufacturing process, but promises major improvements in power consumption and integration, Intel claims it will have a 20X power-consumption improvement over today’s

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Seagate is Said to Consider an Acquisition of OCZ

Published on July 19, 2012, in Rumor, SSD.

Stock of OCZ Technology (OCZ +14.9%) soars on a report that Seagate (STX -1.2%) is considering an acquisition of the company. Micron and a few other companies are also said to be interested. Buying OCZ would strengthen Seagate’s position in the solid-state drive (SSD) market, as SSDs steadily take share from hard drives. OCZ has a relatively low market value of 350 Million, with historically

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