OCZ Technology Appoints Rafael Torres as Chief Financial Officer

Published on March 26, 2013, in Press Release.

OCZ names Rafael Torres, who in the past has served as the CFO of chipmaker Power Integrations and networking equipment vendor PLX Technology, its new CFO. He replaces Arthur Knapp, who announced plans to retire last August. OCZ shares spiked in the final minutes of trading today. SAN JOSE, CA – (Marketwire) — 03/25/13 – OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCZ),

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Micron’s Management Discusses Flash Memory and SSD F2Q 2013 Results

Published on March 24, 2013, in FAB.

In the second quarter Micron reported a net loss of $286 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, on net sales of $2.1 billion. These results, compared to the previous quarter’s net loss of $275 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, on net sales of $1.8 billion. Micron made a reporting change in the second quarter

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IBM Scientists Discover New Molecular Technique to Charge Memory Chips

Published on March 21, 2013, in Future Flash.

As we are reaching the end of the geometry road for NAND Flash memory manufacturing technology, we need new materials beyond silicon to keep the power draw down in chips as their performance goes up. It may keep future circuitry extra-lean through a new technique that puts a metal oxide in silicon’s place and allows for non-volatile memory.

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Micron Talks about its NAND Flash at the Raymond James 34th Annual Institutional Investors Conference

Published on March 20, 2013, in FAB.

The NAND space quickly starting to consolidate. There were basically four players that had the technology or still developing the technology Micron, Samsung, Hynix and a combination Toshiba and SanDisk. So over 30 years. We finally seem like we’re down to a consolidated basis where supply for the last two to three year has been

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EPFL Combines Graphene and Molybdenite to Create Flexible Flash Memory

Published on March 20, 2013, in Future Flash.

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne EPFL scientists have combined two materials with advantageous electronic properties – graphene and molybdenite – into a flash memory prototype that is promising in terms of performance, size, flexibility and energy consumption. After the molybdenite chip, we now have molybdenite flash memory, a significant step forward in the use of this

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Growth of NAND Flash Slows

Published on March 20, 2013, in Market Share.

A decrease in the amount of memory carried by mobile devices like handsets and tablets is slowing overall growth in the NAND flash industry and poses fresh cause for concern among NAND suppliers, according to an IHS iSuppli Flash Dynamics brief from information and analytics provider IHS. In a convergence of density trajectories, a sampling of handsets and

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Nexus 5 Smartphone, Nexus 7.7 Tablet Rumored for May Launch

Published on March 18, 2013, in Rumor.

Rumors of Google’s next mobile branded devices surface the WEB the same week as Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S IV unavailing. As Android fans still can’t manage to get their hands on a Nexus 4, Google and LG are reportedly already prepping a sequel to the sleek smartphone. A blogger on the Korean-language tech forum named Ohjaseo claims knowledge of Google’s

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EMC Rolls Out XtremIO All Flash Storage Array, Renamed VFCache

Published on March 17, 2013, in Enterprise, SSD.

EMC is announcing its XtremIO all-flash array and, just 24 hours after Violin Memory’s PCIe card launch, a line of XtremSF server flash cards with XtremSW Cache software that effectively expands and renames the VFCache server flash card product line. It appears that the planned Project Thunder server networked flash cache product built from VFCache cards has been discontinued.

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Toshiba Ships 19nm MLC NAND Flash SSD

Published on March 17, 2013, in SSD.

Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has announced the availability in Europe of its first solid-state drive (SSD) products based on the firm’s 19nm Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND Flash technology. The new SSDa offer similar levels of performance as the drives unveiled in mid-2012. The THNSNH family of SSDs First announced last year but just shipping now, are designed to meet user

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Demand for MicroSD Diminishing Says Phison

Published on March 15, 2013, in Cards.

Demand for flash-based microSD cards will drop significantly as feature phones are gradually losing ground to smartphones, which will result in a dwindling NAND flash memory controller market, according to Khein Seng Pua, chairman of Phison Electronics. Feature phones utilize mainly 4GB microSD cards – still a major market for NAND flash controller suppliers, said

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