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Samsung Increasing Purchases of Memory Products from Outside

Published on April 11, 2013, in FAB, NAND Prices.

Samsung Electronics reportedly has expanded the purchase of memory products from outside, including the purchase of mobile DRAM chips from Elpida Memory as well as NAND Flash and eMMC devices from Toshiba/SanDisk. Samsung’s own supply of memory products is already falling short of internal demand, including that for its Galaxy-series smartphones and tablets, industry sources

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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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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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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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SanDisk Partners with NVIDIA to Deliver Worlds Fastest Tablet Reference Design

SanDisk and NVIDIA announced today at the Barcelona Mobile World Congress 2013 that the iNAND Extreme Embedded Flash Drive (EFD) supports Tablet reference designs based on the NVIDIA Tegra 4 – the world’s fastest mobile processor. The iNAND Extreme is optimized for use in the Tablets powered by Tegra 4. The reference design assist Tablet manufacturer with developing powerful new Tablets. With tens

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Apple’s new Fusion Drive Explained

Published on October 25, 2012, in iMac.

Apple on November 23rd unveiled an updated to its very successful iMac lineup, among the new features and design updates Apple also introduced a new feature called Fusion Drive. Apple offers either solid state drive (SSD) or mechanical hard disk drive (HDD) storage in its iMac and Mac mini. End users have to choose between performance or capacity/cost-per-GB.

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Top NAND Makers Plan to Raise Prices

Published on September 21, 2012, in NAND Prices.

NAND Flash memory production cutbacks made few months ago by Toshiba, Samsung and SK Hynix finally shows its toll as Flash supply becomes tight. Over the last quarter Flash prices stabilized however ahead of end-of-the-year sales and new key product launch, Flash makers see limited Flash supply and with it an opportunity to raise NAND prices. The 4 leading NAND flash

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Marvell and SanDisk Create New Generation Low Power High Performance Storage Microservers

Published on August 21, 2012, in Press Release, SSD.

Marvell and SanDisk announce today a collaboration on a new generation of microservers for enterprise cloud storage. Featuring an ARM-based Marvell processor with SanDisk’s SATA SSD modules, the solution offers an industry-leading combination of high performance, low power and extreme spatial efficiency for I/O intensive environments. Marvell is demonstrating the new platform at the 2012 Flash

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Intel is Developing a New SSD Standard For UltraBooks

Published on August 6, 2012, in SSD, Ultrabook.

Following on Apple’s lead, pushing SSD capacities beyond 500GB in its MacBook Air line. Intel is said to be working on a Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF) SSD replacing the limited mSATA SSD currently in used by most UltraBook vendors. Intel wishes to unify mSATA SSD specifications into one single standard and is working with most UltraBook PC

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