Apple’s Next Gen MacBook Pro And MacBookAir To Be Released In Second Half Of 2012

Apple is set to host its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, US from June 11-15. According to sources from Apple’s supply chain they stared supplying components the new MacBooks to Apple in March and order volumes increased in both April and May. The sources expect volumes to rise significantly in June and will continue rising in

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Apple Negotiating to Buy German TV Manufacturer Loewe

According to Appleinsider,  Apple is in advanced negotiating stages to acquire Loewe AG, a manufacturer and distributor of televisions, audio components and integrated entertainment systems, with a final decision expected to be announced by the end of this week. Apple is confidentially offering 87.3 million euros (about $112 million U.S.), a slight premium over the firm’s

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Nokia Animatedly Grows the Windows Phone Ecosystem for Microsoft

Published on May 13, 2012, in Embedded Storage, Mobile.

Will Nokia’s commitment to the Windows Phone ecosystem, help drive more NAND Flash, as it helps Microsoft’s to establish its mobile platform? LG’s decision to pull back on its plans to make Windows Phone handsets could hurt the struggling platform. Nokia’s future rests very heavily on the overall success of Windows Phone and the more phone-makers pushing it, the better for everyone

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OCZ Announces Vertex 4 SATA III 2.5″ SSD

Published on May 13, 2012, in Enterprise, Retail, SSD.

The soon to be available announcement was published on OCZ’s Twitter on May 10th.  The fourth generation Vertex is based on Marvell controller. Mirroring real-world performance scenarios over a broad spectrum of consumer desktop and mobile applications, Vertex 4 SSDs are designed to provide a superior user experience and extreme performance over the other current solutions available on the market. With the cutting-edge Indilinx

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IceWEB Selects OCZ’s SSDs for Its High-Performance Unified Data Storage Systems

Published on May 13, 2012, in Enterprise, SSD.

IceWEB selected enterprise-class SAS and SATA-based SSDs from OCZ to enable all storage arrays in its unified storage platform with a choice of storage interfaces. IceWEB determined that both the Talos 2 and Deneva 2 SSDs from OCZ provided the best read/write IOPS performance, included high reliability and endurance tools to extend usable drive life,

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Micron Confirms Negotiations With Elpida

Published on May 11, 2012, in FAB.

In an announcement on Micron’s website made on May 10 the company confirmed negotiations with Elpida’s trustees to acquire Elpida’s entire business. Elpida, a semiconductor DRAM memory manufacturer, filed for bankruptcy on Feb. 27, 2012. Elpida recently undertook a bidding process, Hynix and Toshiba reportedly were among the other bidders and dropped after the first round leaving Micron with exclusive right

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NAND flash memory to see steady growth thanks to Intel’s Ivy Bridge, ultrabooks, smartphones and tablets

Published on April 20, 2012, in Market Share.

iSupply forecasts that the NAND flash memory market will continue to grow in 2012 by 8% to $22.9 billion, thanks to major sales drivers such as solid-state-drive (SSD) equipped ultrabooks, according to the IHS iSuppli Data Flash Market Tracker. NAND flash consumption is growing in 3 principal markets: smartphones, tablets and ultrabooks, increasing NAND revenue during the

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