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Tepid Future Continues to Gloom CE Market

IHS iSuppli released their Consumer Electronic (CE) shipments market tracker report with outlook. The CE market is pulling out of the current slump but  it is still faces long-term issues  that will impact the revenue growth. The Consumer Electronics market goes through a predictable annual cycle. While children may eagerly await the final month of the year, for suppliers

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Intel’s Unveil its First 20nm Consumer SSD

Published on October 30, 2012, in Retail, SSD.

Intel Corporation unveiled an update to its successful 300 series consumer Solid State Drive (SSD). The new drives host for the first time IMFT’s (Intel’s and Micron’s NAND joint-venture) next generation NAND with 54Gb 20nm which is smaller process geometries then the 25nm used in the previous 330 model. The move to 20nm is a necessary to continue to put SSD

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What Happened to OCZ?

Published on October 30, 2012, in Enterprise, SSD.

OCZ Technology Group is undergoing a wild ride. It has gone from a debt-free, cash-rich, fast growing up-and-comer in the seemingly lucrative consumer and enterprise flash storage business to a broken shell of a company with fleeing executives and almost no cash left from its numerous secondary offerings (timed almost exactly at the peaks). The stock now trades near all

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NAND Flash Contract Prices Rise up to 17% in 1H October

Published on October 30, 2012, in NAND Prices.

Contract prices for NAND flash memory continued to rally in the first half of October 2012, with quotes for mainstream MLC parts up 7-17%, according to DRAMeXchange. Early October contract prices for 64Gb MLC chips averaged US$4.99, up 17%, while those for 32Gb parts rose 7% to US$2.59 on average, DRAMeXchange revealed. Replenishment demand from

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Google Announces $299 Nexus 4 Smartphone and $399 Nexus 10 Tablet

Despite Hurricane Sandy and the earlier event cancellation Google went ahead and unveiled the Nexus 4 smartphone and Nexus 10 tablet. Nexus 4 specs include a 4.7-inch True HD IPS Plus display with 1,280 x 768-pixel resolution, an 8-megapixel camera, a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 8GB or 16GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The phone starts

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SK Hynix Turns to profit on 3Q12

Published on October 30, 2012, in FAB.

SK Hynix has reported net profits for the third quarter of 2012, ending four straight quarters of losses. SK Hynix turned to net profits of KRW2 billion (US$1.81 million) in third-quarter 2012, from losses of KRW53 billion (US$48.3 million) in the prior quarter and KRW563 billion (US$512.7 million) a year ago. The company credited the

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Consumers Increasingly Using Mobile Devices to Surf the Net

Published on October 29, 2012, in Tablets.

According to the latest release of the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide New Media Market Model. Consumers are migrating away from using a PC to access the Internet  and are increasingly using mobile devices as their default gateway to the Internet. The United States leads that trend and by 2015, for the first time ever, there will

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The Advantages of Next Generation Flash Memory

Published on October 28, 2012, in Future Flash.

There will be a sea change in the non-volatile memory (NVM) market over the next five years, with more dense and reliable technologies challenging dominant NAND flash memory now used in solid-state drives (SSD) and embedded in mobile products. As a result, server, storage and application vendors are now working on new specifications to optimize

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New and Updated Mobile Devices with More NAND Boost Flash Memory Market

Published on October 28, 2012, in Market Share.

The third quarter of 2012 was very busy with new Smart connected device launch and product refresh all coming ahead of the holiday season, with all main three mobile operating systems (OS) out and competing for buyer’s heart, consumers wait is over and Flash memory foundries hopping that with the launch of higher capacities new devices fourth quarter

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Apple Losses Large Tablet Market Share to Android in 3Q12

Published on October 27, 2012, in Market Share.

According to a report by research firm Strategy Analytics, Apple couldn’t have launch the iPad mini at a better time as shipments of Android tablets surged to a new high in the third quarter of 2012, accounting for 41 percent of all tablets shipped. Neil Mawston, Strategy Analytics’ executive director, says that there’s no one Android tablet responsible for

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