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Top NAND Makers Plan to Raise Prices

Published on September 21, 2012, in NAND Prices.

NAND Flash memory production cutbacks made few months ago by Toshiba, Samsung and SK Hynix finally shows its toll as Flash supply becomes tight. Over the last quarter Flash prices stabilized however ahead of end-of-the-year sales and new key product launch, Flash makers see limited Flash supply and with it an opportunity to raise NAND prices. The 4 leading NAND flash

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Micron Appoints New Head of Mobile Devision

Published on September 20, 2012, in Press Release.

Micron Technology, Inc. of Boise, Idaho announced that Michael Rayfield will join the company as vice president, Wireless Solutions Group. Rayfield left Nvidia last month after working for seven years as the vice president and general manager of the company’s Mobile Business Unit where his team developed Nvidia’s Tegra line, emerge as a serious player in the mobile processor market scoring design

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Tablet Sales Continue to Soar

IDC updated its worldwide Media Tablet forecast on projected fourth quarter strong demand and expected new key product launches. International Data Corporation (IDC) increase its forecast by 9 percent from 107.4 to 117.1 million units for the whole year. The firm also revised upward its 2013 forecast number by14 percent from 142.8 to 165.9 million units. And expects that in just 4

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Silicon Motion Talks about its NAND Market Future

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation’s (NasdaqGS: SIMO) Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Riyadh Lai talked about the company’s NAND Flash current and future products, customers and market condition at Deutsche Bank 2012 Technology Conference. Silicon Motion is a fabless semiconductor company that designs, NAND Flash controller solutions for multimedia consumer electronics applications, such as mobile phones, smartphones, digital cameras, camcorders, notebook, tablet

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Intel is Pushing NAND beyond NoteBooks

Published on September 13, 2012, in Press Release.

At the Intel Developer Forum 2012 (IDF) Intel unveiled the Next Unit of Computing (NUC) a miniature fully featured computer unit. At 4 by 4 inch this is the smallest possible motherboard form factor featuring an integrated Core i3 with 7-series chipset, the CPU includes Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics, but using a mobile CPU reduces the

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Speed Up Your PC with SanDisk New ReadyCache SSD

Published on September 6, 2012, in Press Release, SSD.

Sluggish sales of consumer SSD forces Solid State Drive and PC makers to come up with interim solutions. SanDisk announced today an aftermarket PC Desktop Cache SSD upgrade. The SanDisk ReadyCache SSD is a 32GB SSD equipped with Condusiv Technologies’ ExpressCache software which SanDisk signed up an exclusivity deal to market Condusiv’s Cache technology with its SSDs. Condusiv developed a superior cache solution, providing

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Apple is Inviting Journalists for a September 12 Event

Published on September 4, 2012, in Smartphone.

After months of rumors and 8 days before the event Apple is finally sending invites to a new conference, hinting in the invite photo of a possible iPhone 5 launch. The email invitation shows a big “12,” for Sept. 12, casting a shadow in the shape of a “5.” The event will be held in San Francisco

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Western Digital is Looking into Buying OCZ Technology

Published on September 4, 2012, in Rumor.

Following the recent rumors of Seagate looking into acquisition of OCZ Technology a leading SSD and Flash Memory maker, StorageLook sources exclusivity reveal, that for the past couple of weeks, Western Digital officials have been looking into a possible acquisition of OCZ. Western Digital is the world’s largest HDD maker with market share of 47 percent worldwide. For years both

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China to Overtake USA in 2012 Smartphone Shipments

According to a recent report published by IDC Research, China will account for 26.5 percent of all smartphone shipments in 2012, compared to 17.8 percent for the United States. Although overall sales of Smartphones continue to thrive and with it push the NAND market, as China takes the lead there is a risk that this will badly

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