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USB 3.0 flash drive demand disappoints

Oct 15, 12:12

Demand for USB 3.0 flash drives has been a disappointment thus far in 2013 with the penetration rate reaching only 10%. Industry observers anticipate the penetration rate will climb...

NAND flash moves into next dimension as 3D manufacturing technology overtakes the market, says IHS

Oct 4, 11:59

With conventional semiconductor manufacturing technology soon to reach its limit in the NAND flash segment, suppliers of these memory chips are set to adopt 3D production techniques...

Macronix files patent complaints against Spansion for infringement of 7 flash memory patents

Oct 3, 14:43

Macronix International announced on October 3 that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Spansion LLC and Spansion in the US for infringement of seven Macronix patents...

SanDisk sampling iNAND flash memory for Intel tablets

Sep 24, 16:07

SanDisk has announced that its iNAND Extreme embedded flash drive has been optimized for use in tablets based on Intel's Bay Trail 22nm Atom processor. The memory is being delivered...

USB 3.0 flash drive penetration rate to approach only 10% in 2013, says DRAMeXchange

Sep 23, 14:01

The market penetration rate for USB 3.0 flash drives may reach only 10% in 2013 before approaching 20-25% in 2014, according to DRAMeXchange.

Gigastone steps into NAND flash controller ICs

Sep 18, 13:09

Taiwan-based flash memory card and drive maker Gigastone has stepped into development and production of NAND flash controller ICs, according to company chairman Wang Li-min.

Micron unveils serial NOR flash interface with replay-protected monotonic counter for ultrathin devices

Sep 11, 14:43

Micron Technology has announced the availability of a replay-protected monotonic counter (RPMC) feature for its SPI NOR flash memory devices, which are validated for future Intel...

NAND flash quotes to remain stable until end of October

Sep 11, 12:00

Demand for NAND flash chips has rebounded recently, with contract quotes expected to stay stable through the end of October, according to sources at downstream device manufacturers...

NAND flash contract prices continue to fall

Sep 4, 14:25

Late August 2013 contract prices for mainstream NAND flash memory fell 5-10%, reflecting weaker-than-expected demand from system OEMs and a continued slowdown in inventory replenishment...

Skyera adopts SK Hynix 16nm NAND flash for enterprise storage systems

Aug 30, 15:22

Skyera has selected 16nm NAND flash from SK Hynix for use in its new skyEagle all-flash enterprise storage array, according to the provider of enterprise solid-state storage system...

NAND flash vendors gearing up for 3D chips

Aug 27, 13:45

Samsung Electronics, Toshiba and Micron Technology have recently disclosed their 3D NAND flash memory developments. The vendors' 3D NAND chips are expected to be in early-stage production...

ITE Tech spins off NAND flash unit

Aug 27, 11:38

IC design house ITE Tech has spun off its NAND flash unit to form a new company, Embestor, which will focus on the development of NAND flash controller ICs. The parent company will...

Transcend 3Q13 sales to rise 10% as demand for flash products picks up, says report

Newswatch - Aug 26, 12:10

An anticipated pick-up in demand for NAND flash-related products is set to buoy third-quarter revenues at memory module manufacturer Transcend Information, the Chinese-language Commercial...

NAND flash contract quotes slip 6-8% in 1H August, says DRAMeXchange

Aug 19, 21:37

Contract prices for mainstream NAND flash chips dropped by approximately 6-8% in the first half of August due to tepid market demand and quarter-end effects experienced by US-based...

Phison posts profit growth in 1H13 on embedded NAND flash controller sales

Aug 16, 11:24

Taiwan-based Phison Electronics, which supplies NAND-device controller ICs to customers such as Toshiba and Kingston Technology, has reported profit growth for the first half of 2013...

Spansion sues Macronix over flash patents

Aug 15, 15:35

Spansion has filed complaints against Taiwan-based Macronix International alleging past and ongoing widespread violations of Spansion's patents in a broad and growing range of Macronix...

Samsung stays in lead while SK Hynix regains 3rd spot in 2Q13 NAND flash sales ranking, says DRAMeXchnage

Aug 12, 10:54

DRAMeXchange has released its quarterly sales ranking for branded NAND flash manufacturers. Samsung Electronics remained the leader while SK Hynix surpassed Micron Technology to regain...

Samsung starts mass producing 3D vertical NAND flash

Aug 6, 21:35

Samsung Electronics has begun mass producing 3D vertical NAND (V-NAND) flash memory chips, designed for a wide range of consumer electronics and enterprise applications such as embedded...

Samsung 3D V-NAND

NAND flash prices to return to growth in September-October

Aug 6, 11:33

NAND flash contract prices are expected to rally between September and October thanks to growing demand ahead of new phone and tablet launches as well as back-to-school demand, according...

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NAND flash contract prices fall 6-9% in 2H July, says DRAMeXchange

Aug 2, 12:15

Contract prices for mainstream NAND flash memory parts fell 6-9% in the second half of July, ending about two months of growth, according to DRAMeXchange. The price fall was mainly...

Phison positive about NAND flash demand after August

Jul 30, 16:16

The back-to-school season in Europe and launch of new Apple products will stimulate demand significantly for NAND flash memory in September 2013, according to Phison Electronics.

NAND flash demand might be weaker than expected in 3Q13

Jul 26, 13:56

Due to disappointing sales of high-end smartphones, demand for NAND flash will likely be weaker than expected in the third quarter of 2013, according to industry sources. NAND prices...

NAND flash contract prices to stay flat or slightly increase in August, says DRAMeXchange

Jul 17, 15:12

NAND flash contract prices are expected to exhibit flat or slight growth in August, as demand enters its peak season, according to DRAMeXchange.

Micron sampling 16nm, 128Gb NAND

Jul 17, 13:00

Micron Technology has announced the sampling of its 16nm, 128Gb MLC NAND flash memory devices, designed for applications like SSDs, USB drives and flash memory cards, tablets, ultra-thin...

Micron 16nm NAND

Samsung steps up purchases of NAND flash memory

Jul 11, 13:56

Samsung Electronics has stepped up its buying of NAND flash chips from outside sources, while reallocating its own NAND flash lines for the production of mobile DRAM parts, a strategic...

NAND flash supply to remain tight in 3Q13

Jul 5, 12:19

The global supply of NAND flash memory will remain tight in the third quarter of 2013, due to brisk demand for smartphones and tablets, and the growing adoption of SSDs among servers...

New and upcoming smartphones to drive NAND flash demand growth in 2H13

Commentary: NAND flash controller industry headed for consolidation

Jul 3, 14:40

With more NAND flash memory chips designed into embedded applications, such as eMMC devices and solid-state drives (SSD), memory controller IC firms incapable of providing technologies...

Toshiba to expand NAND flash memory output in Japan

Jul 2, 15:52

Toshiba has unveiled plans to expand the capacity of its NAND flash chip fabrication facility in Yokkaichi, Japan with a nearly JPY30 billion (US$300 million) investment.

Micron, Elpida adjusting capacity to meet rising demand for mobile devices

Jun 27, 21:23

The merger of Micron Technology and Elpida Memory has not yet taken place, but the two memory chipmakers have developed their respective plans to put more focus on products for use...

NAND flash contract prices to edge higher in late June, says DRAMeXchange

Jun 25, 16:19

The gap between supply and demand in the NAND flash memory market is expected to widen in the second half of June, which will push up further chip contract prices, according to DRA...

Winbond, Macronix shipping NOR flash chips for Xbox One and PS4

Jun 19, 22:02

Winbond Electronics reportedly has landed NOR flash orders for Microsoft's Xbox One gaming machines, while fellow company Macronix International has seen its NOR flash chips enter...

Taiwan IC design houses reducing exposure in NAND flash controller market

Jun 17, 21:35

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...


DRAMeXchange raises outlook for 2013 NAND flash output value

Jun 3, 15:41

Output value for the global NAND flash memory industry will climb 27.2% to US$25.7 billion in 2013, buoyed by growth in end-market demand and stable chip prices, according to DRAMe...

Phison warns several backend firms of possible patent infringement

May 24, 15:28

IC design house Phison Electronics has warned several Taiwan-based backend service providers that products being shipped to Silicon Motion Technology may infringe on its NAND flash...

Computex 2013: Memory module firms to showcase new SSDs

May 24, 14:50

Taiwan-based memory module makers including Adada Technology, Transcend Information and InnoDisk all plan to showcase their latest SSD solutions for business or industrial applications...

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    Samsung V-NAND SSDs

    Samsung Electronics has announced that it is adding three TCO-optimized, high-performance SSDs, based on 3-dimensional (3D) Vertical NAND (V-NAND) technology, to its portfolio of...

    Photo: Company, Aug 27.

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    3D NAND die with M.2 SSD

    Intel and Micron have jointly announced the availability of their 3D NAND technology. This new 3D NAND technology, jointly developed by the companies, stacks layers of data storage...

    Photo: Company, Apr 7.

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    Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina notebook

    Apple has updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display with the new Force Touch trackpad, fifth-generation Intel Core processors and Intel Iris Graphics 6100. The new trackpad...

    Photo: Company, Mar 12.

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    SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive

    SanDisk has announced the SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive, the company's first USB Flash Drive designed specifically for the iPhone and iPad. The iXpand Flash Drive is a powerful, yet...

    Photo: Company, Nov 19.

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    Samsung 1TB mSATA SSD

    Samsung Electronics has launched its 840 EVO mSATA SSD line-up, including a one terabyte (TB) version. The Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SSD is an extension of the 840 EVO line-up which...

    Photo: Company, Dec 18.

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