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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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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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What Facebook Really Needs From the Memory Sector

Kristin Lewotsky of EE Times post a blog after talking with Jay Parikh, Facebook’s VP of infrastructure in which he outlines Facebook’s current storage infrastructure, their growth and what they are looking for from the storage industry in order to better support their product. Facebook stores about 240 billion images, a number that is growing daily by roughly 350

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Etron to Hit 10 Million USB 3.0 Flash Drive Controller Milestone in 2013

Etron Technology of Taiwan fabless IC design and product company, is expected to see its cumulative shipments of USB 3.0 Flash Drive (UFD) controllers surpass 10 million units in 2013, up significantly from the current one million units reached, according to the company. Etron indicated that the company’s recently-launched EV2669 and EV1669 USB 3.0 Flash Device controllers

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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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NAND Flash Contract Prices Rise up to 17% in 1H October

Published on October 30, 2012, in NAND Prices.

Contract prices for NAND flash memory continued to rally in the first half of October 2012, with quotes for mainstream MLC parts up 7-17%, according to DRAMeXchange. Early October contract prices for 64Gb MLC chips averaged US$4.99, up 17%, while those for 32Gb parts rose 7% to US$2.59 on average, DRAMeXchange revealed. Replenishment demand from

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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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Gary Gentry Joins Seagate as it Shift Gears on SSD

Published on August 6, 2012, in Press Release, SSD.

Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) announced that Gary Gentry will join the company to lead its solid state drive (SSD) business as senior vice president, SSD. Gentry will drive Seagate leadership in the SSD space, with time-to-market, competitive product offerings. He will be located in Longmont, CO and will report directly to Rocky Pimentel, chief sales and marketing

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Toshiba NAND Memory Production Cutback Explained

Earlier this week we have reported that Toshiba is reducing production of NAND flash memory used in Memory Cards and USB Flash Drives (UFD) by approximately 30% at its Yokkaichi plant in Mie Prefecture. Toshiba blamed the move on slow sales of Cards and UFDs but is this really the only reason for such a drastic move? For years that Fabrications told us that,

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Toshiba Continues its Efforts to Rise NAND Prices

The Nikkei reported today that Toshiba announced plans to reduce production of NAND flash memory by approximately 30% at its Yokkaichi plant in Mie Prefecture, the production adjustment will be effective from today. Low demand in the retail market, of USB memories and memory cards, unsuccessful product launches such as SSDs in UltraBooks and Apple not launching its

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