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Taiwan IC design houses reducing exposure in NAND flash controller market

Published on June 20, 2013, in Flash Controller.

DigiTimes reveals that as more NAND flash memory chips are designed into embedded applications, Taiwan-based IC design houses have shifted their attention away from the memory controller IC segment with some already diversifying their offerings to include solutions for non-memory products, and some looking to transform their core businesses, according to industry observers. Rising demand

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Samsung Takes 128-Gbit Flash Memory Below 20 nm

Published on April 17, 2013, in FAB, Press Release.

Samsung Electronics has announced it has begun volume production of a 128-Gbit, 3-bit Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND memory using 1x-nm class process technology. Samsung defines 1x-nm class to be somewhere between 10-nm and 19-nm. Samsung claims its chip has the highest physical density and the highest performance as it can move data at 400-Mbits per

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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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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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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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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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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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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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