Samsung Plans to Sell 100M Galaxy S IV Phones

Published on February 20, 2013, in Smartphone.

Samsung’s next-generation Galaxy S IV is expected to be its most successful smartphone yet and according to a new report, it might be so big that it pulls resources away from Apple. In a note to clients on Thursday, Jefferies & Company analyst Peter Misek wrote that Samsung plans to build 100 million units of its upcoming flagship Android phone. According to

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OCZ Technology Delivers Vertex 3 With 20 Nanometer Flash

Published on February 19, 2013, in SSD.

OCZ Technology unveiled today the latest version of its Vertex Solid State Drive consumer SSD dubbed 3.20. The drive uses the latest LSI SandForce 2200 controller and supports the latest MLC NAND Flash geometries from Samsung, Hynix and Micon to cut down on product cost. The Vertex 3.20 uses synchronous NAND MLC 20nm Flash optimized for 4K random writes supporting read

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Micron Launches World Smallest 20nm Dense 128-Gbit TLC NAND Flash

Published on February 19, 2013, in Press Release.

In January 2012, Toshiba finally began manufacturing its 19nm NAND Flash on 3-bit-per-cell (TLC) 128Gb chips with the world’s smallest die size at just 170mm2. The company has also been able to achieve the world’s fastest write speeds on any 3-bit-per-cell (3-bit-per-cell TLC) device at 18MB/s. Micron Technology Inc. (Boise, Idaho) has launched a year

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Apple’s India Smartphone Market Share Surges

Published on February 19, 2013, in Smartphone.

While Apple faces growth and heightened competition in its core smartphone market in the last few months. Apple is increasing penetration into emerging markets like India. The company only recently increased its sales force in India where it already has a top-of-the-mind brand recall. The emerging markets such as China (deal with China Mobile (CHL)) and India present a great opportunity for

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Hynix Overtakes Micron’s NAND Flash Market Share as Micron Hit by Manufacturing Glitch

Published on February 18, 2013, in Market Share.

The NAND Flash market in 2012 was full of turbulence, the year started with a pricing free fall and extreme over supply that seems like nothing can stop it and then Toshiba made the bold move of cutting it’s Flash production by 30 percent healing the NAND market but also losing, for the first time, it’s

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Forrester’s Top 15 Emerging Technologies to Watch: Now to 2018

Forrester released an updated to their Global Sate Of Enterprise Architecture Online Survey for future technologies trying to identify the next disruptive technology that will affect our life in the upcoming years. One thing that comes in mind looking at the results is how Flash memory, embedded memory and Solid State Drive SSD in particular are going to take a

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NetApp Revealed an All Flash Array

Published on February 16, 2013, in Enterprise, SSD.

The Enterprise SSD space is getting hotter, while the Retail/OEM SSD sales are disappointing with weak Ultrabook sales, the Enterprise  SSD space is gearing up to an exciting 2013. With all the major Storage vendors launching all Flash storage array system this year 2013 is going to be instrumental year for SSD success. The Register reports that

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Android and iOS Combine for 87.6% of the 2012 Worldwide Smartphone OS Market

Published on February 15, 2013, in Smartphone.

IDC released on Friday their yearly worldwide OS market share results. Android and iOS, the number one and number two ranked smartphone operating systems (OS) worldwide, combined for 91.1% of all smartphone shipments during the fourth quarter of 2012 (4Q12). According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, Android smartphone vendors and Apple

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SSD Sales Rise as Hard Drives Poised for Double-Digit Revenue Drop

Published on February 14, 2013, in SSD.

Booming sales of tablets, smartphones and solid-state drives (SSDs) are taking a toll on hard-disk drive (HDD) sales, revenue from which is expected to drop by about 12% this year. According to a market report from research firm IHS iSuppli, HDD revenue is set to drop to about $32.7 billion this year, down 11.8% from $37.1 billion

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Smartphones to Consume Most Flash in 2013

Published on February 14, 2013, in Market Share.

Cellphones will become the single biggest repository for Flash memory by product category this year, According to a report published by IHS iSuppli. Calling its forecast “another sign of the pre-eminent position smartphones now hold in the global technology market,” IHS predicted that cellphones of all types will represent 24.6 percent of worldwide NAND Flash

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