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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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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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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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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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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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Toshiba Cuts Forecast on Global Economy Worries

Published on November 2, 2012, in Press Release.

Japan’s Toshiba Corp cut its full-year operating profit forecast by 13 percent to 260 billion yen ($3.3 billion) on Wednesday, saying the uncertain global economy weighed on its prospects. Toshiba, saw operating profit for its electronic device segment, which includes its NAND memory chip business, drop 28 percent to 27.6 billion yen ($334.23 million) in

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Silicon Motion Talks about its NAND Market Future

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation’s (NasdaqGS: SIMO) Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Riyadh Lai talked about the company’s NAND Flash current and future products, customers and market condition at Deutsche Bank 2012 Technology Conference. Silicon Motion is a fabless semiconductor company that designs, NAND Flash controller solutions for multimedia consumer electronics applications, such as mobile phones, smartphones, digital cameras, camcorders, notebook, tablet

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Apple is Inviting Journalists for a September 12 Event

Published on September 4, 2012, in Smartphone.

After months of rumors and 8 days before the event Apple is finally sending invites to a new conference, hinting in the invite photo of a possible iPhone 5 launch. The email invitation shows a big “12,” for Sept. 12, casting a shadow in the shape of a “5.” The event will be held in San Francisco

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Samsung and Hynix Join Forces With Toshiba to Stabilize the NAND Market

Following Toshiba’s announcement on July 24th that it will cut its overall NAND-chip production by approximately 30%. Both Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix plans to join Toshiba in scaling down production at their NAND flash plants to align the fall in demand with supply and to try and raise NAND prices back to a more comfortable place. The

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Will the NAND Market be Affected by a September iPhone 5 Launch?

Published on July 31, 2012, in iPhone, Market Share, Rumor.

At the WWDC 2012 Apple disappointed many of its fans and followers as well as Flash memory manufacturers when in didn’t launched any of the rumored expected products, a new iPhone 5, an iPad mini or Apple’s version of Smart TV the iTV. Instead Apple launched a refresh to its MacBook Pro and Air lines and

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