Updated: SanDisk CFO Talks About Their Future NAND Roadmap

Published on April 11, 2013, in FAB, Future Flash.

Judy Bruner, SanDisk’s executive vice president of administration and chief financial officer talked at the Morgan-Stanley financial event late February where she provided an outline of the expected transition of memory types coming at SanDisk. and does not expect to use extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography for the manufacture of memories until it begins manufacturing Resistive RAM (ReRAM)

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SanDisk Has Hired Henri Richard From Freescale

Published on April 10, 2013, in People.

SanDisk (SNDK) has hired Henri Richard, until now the sales/marketing chief for fellow chipmaker Freescale (FSL), to be its new enterprise/OEM sales chief. RBC Capital praises the move, reiterated its Outperform rating and $65 price target on SanDisk Tuesday following the hiring of Henri Richard as senior vice president of worldwide OEM & enterprise sale. RBC analyst Doug

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Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day 2013

Published on April 8, 2013, in Uncategorized.

Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah in Hebrew) is a national day of commemoration in Israel, on which the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust are memorialized. It is a solemn day, beginning at sunset on the 27th of the month of Nisan (April 18, 2012) and ending the following evening, according

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Micron, Samsung, Hynix Agree to 3D Memory Spec

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The Micron-led Hybrid Memory Cube Consortium HMC has issued version 1.0 of its specification for a vertical memory stack with a defined logic-layer interface. Now the group will turn its focus to higher-speed variations of a dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) module stacked using through-silicon vias. In its next-generation spec, the group

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In Honor of Nimrod Wiesz

Published on March 29, 2013, in People.

We are sorry to announce the untimely death of our dear friend, colleague and mentor Nimrod Wiesz. Nimrod was a true Solid Flash Memory SSD veteran worked for msystems (FLSH) and later for SanDisk (SNDK) and helped developed one of the first SSDs in the market. Nimrod holds 8 related patents published under both msystems and SanDisk. While

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2013 China Smartphone Market Outlook

Published on March 28, 2013, in Smartphone.

Sales of smartphones in China are expected to top 330 million units in 2013, making the market a fierce battle field for local and international smartphone brands and inducing makers in the supply chain to expect strong growth in the year. International brands, while having seen their market share in China decline sharply to below

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Intel to Separate 3rd-Generation Ultrabooks Into 3 Price Groups

Published on March 28, 2013, in SSD, Ultrabook.

Intel has unveiled its plans for third-generation Ultrabooks to downstream partners and is separating the segment into three major price levels, hoping to satisfy different consumer groups, according to sources from Notebook makers. Third-generation Ultrabooks will adopt the new Haswell-based processors and have three price levels – US$599-798, US$799-998 and US$999 and above – with

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NAND Flash Market Defies Trends and Grows to Record Level in 4Q12

Published on March 28, 2013, in FAB, Market Share.

Despite facing five consecutive quarters of decline and a slowdown in consumption in smartphones and tablets, the global market for NAND flash memory pulled off a surprise growth spurt during the last three months of 2012 promping sales to reach a record high, according to IHS iSuppli. NAND industry revenues came to US$5.6 billion in

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Japan’s Leading Semiconductor See Mixed Growth While Toshiba See Steady Growth

Published on March 28, 2013, in FAB, Future Flash.

Due to rising prices of NAND flash in the third quarter of 2012, Japan-based semiconductor firm Toshiba has reported fourth-quarter 2012 revenues of its semiconductor business unit grew by 10.5% on quarter, reaching JPY231.6 billion (US$2.4 billion). The firm has seen revenue growth for two consecutive quarters. Toshiba also reported fourth-quarter operating profits of JPY20

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Intel to Release New Enterprise and Datacenter SSDs

Published on March 28, 2013, in Enterprise, Rumor, SSD.

Intel is set to release several new solid state drive (SSD) products in April or May with competitive prices and performances, and with the price cuts of its previous-generation products, sources from the PC makers believe it will help accelerate the standardization of SSDs. Intel will unveil DC P2950 series SSD products in mid-May targeting

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