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JMicron uses TSMC 55nm process to make SATA 6G/s SSD controller ICs

Aug 22, 01:00

JMicron Technology will adopt Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) 55nm process for the production of its JMF667 controller ICs for SATA 6G/s SSDs, becoming the first...

Intel pushes SSD business into the enterprise market

Aug 9, 01:00

Intel, seeing cloud computing demand continuing to heat up, is accelerating its solid state drive (SSD) development targeting datacenter applications, and has also developed High...

Lite-On IT to strive for flat performance in 3Q12

Aug 7, 01:25

As the traditional peak season effect in the PC industry may not appear in the third quarter of 2012, optical disc drive (ODD) makers such as Lite-On IT are now turning conservative...

Intel to develop new SSD specs for ultrabooks

Aug 3, 15:29

Intel is looking to unify specifications for mSATA SSDs targeted at ultrabook applications, and is seeking cooperation with PC vendors and NAND flash companies. Details regarding...

Apacer, Memoright to showcase military-grade SSDs at AUVSI 2012

Aug 3, 14:43

Apacer Technology and Memoright will participate at the 2012 AUVSI (Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International) show which will be held in Las Vegas from August 7-9, showcasing...

NAND flash prices begin bouncing back

Aug 1, 14:12

Toshiba's recent move to scale down its output for NAND flash chips has pushed up contract prices for the memory recently, despite that demand remains sluggish, according to industry...

HDDs still dominance in notebook market, IHS says

Jul 23, 10:51

Despite sluggish sales, conventional notebooks equipped with hard disk drives (HDD) as their main storage medium are unlikely to have their market share threatened in the near term...

Micron enters mass production of 45nm phase change memory

Jul 18, 11:08

Micron Technology has announced high volume availability of its 45nm phase change memory (PCM) for mobile devices featuring 1-gigabit (Gb) PCM plus 512-megabit (Mb) LPDDR2 in a multichip...

Lite-On IT sees drop in June revenues; conservative about 2H12

Jul 10, 02:00

Lite-On IT has announced revenues of NT$4.74 billion (US$158.12 million) for June, down 5.3% on year with revenues for the first half of 2012 reached NT$26.31 billion, down 11.5%...

Lite-On concerns about 2H12 performance

SSDs may replace HDDs to become mainstream storage in 3-5 years

Jul 6, 14:51

The large earthquake in northeastern Japan in March 2011 and flooding in Thailand in October 2011 resulted in short supply of hard disk drives (HDDs) and therefore pushed up prices...

Mixed storage solutions key to popularity of ultrabook PCs, says HGST executive

Jul 5, 12:56

The sales performance for first-generation Ultrabook PCs equipped with SSDs (solid-state drives) has fallen short of expectations because of high sales prices due to high costs of...

SSD developers gearing up for ultrabook demand

Jun 28, 01:05

Developers of solid-state drives (SSD) and related components including Lite-On IT, LSI (formerly SandForce), Marvell, Phison Electronics and SanDisk are all gearing up to fulfill...


SK Hynix to buy US chip-controller developer

Jun 20, 13:46

SK Hynix today (June 20) announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire California-based Link_A_Media Devices (LAMD), a developer of memory-chip controllers.

Cache is king in solid state drive market, says IHS

Jun 15, 10:14

Hybrid hard disk drives (HDD) containing a built-in layer of NAND flash memory may offer the advantage of consolidated storage for increasingly popular ultrabooks, but cache solid...

Lite-On IT expects 5-10% sequential growth in 3Q12 revenues

Jun 13, 14:12

Taiwan-based optical disc drive (ODD) maker Lite-On IT has forecast its consolidated revenues for the third quarter of 2012 will increase by 5-10% sequentially.

SanDisk SSD adopted by Fujitsu, Lenovo

Jun 7, 11:19

SanDisk's mSATA SSD devices have been adopted by Fujitsu for its recently-announced ultrabooks, and Lenovo for the ThinkPad Edge-series notebooks, according to the flash memory ven...

Dan Inbar, senior VP and GM of SanDisk's OEM business unit

JMicron expects SSD controller sales to double

Jun 6, 15:23

With new orders flowing in and the company's planned process upgrade, memory controller IC supplier JMicron Technology expects sales of its products for solid-state drives (SSD) to...

Tim Liu, CEO for JMicron Technology

Asustek, HTC back off from new Chromebook

May 31, 01:00

Although Google recently unveiled its second-generation Chromebook device, jointly developed with Samsung Electronics, Asustek Computer and High Tech Computer (HTC), seeing Acer and...

Google is aggressively pushing second-generation Chromebook

Proportion of SSD-equipped ultrabooks to fall to 56% in 2Q12, says Digitimes Research

May 18, 16:30

The proportion of ultrabooks equipped with SSDs will drop from 86% in the first quarter of 2012 to 56% in the second as vendors attempt to cut component costs to keep down prices,...

Taiwan market: HP unveils five new ultrabooks

May 15, 01:45

Hewlett-Packard (HP) has unveiled five new ultrabooks under its Envy 4 and Envy 6 series in Taiwan with a chassis design that combines a metal-based bezel with a plastic-based bottom;...

SSD vendors set to trigger price war to force out smaller peers

Apr 25, 14:10

Major SSD firms have initiated price reductions to reflect falling prices for NAND flash chips. The move is also aimed at triggering a price war in the market in an attempt to squeeze...

SSD vendors initiate price cuts

Global NAND flash revenues to grow 8% in 2012, says IHS

Apr 20, 10:40

The NAND flash memory market is expected to achieve 8% growth in 2012 thanks to major sales drivers, including solid-state-drive (SSD) equipped ultrabooks, according to IHS iSuppli...

Lite-On sees on-month growth, but on-year drop in March revenues

Apr 10, 01:15

Optical disc drive (ODD) maker Lite-On IT has announced consolidated revenues of NT$4.47 billion (US$151.28 million) for March, up 17.1% on month, but down 7.1% on year, while the...

The NAND flash boom: Q&A with Phison chairman Khein Seng Pua

Apr 5, 14:19

Demand for NAND flash application to eMMC, SSDs and USB 3.0 devices is expected to take off in 2012, according to chairman Khein Seng Pua for IC design house Phison Electronics at...

Phison Electronics chairman Khein Seng Pua

Intel to offer new SSDs, say Taiwan makers

Mar 23, 01:20

Intel, following the launch of 520 series SSDs in February 2012, will release 300 series models, codenamed Maple Crest, in May and 720 series, codenamed Ramsdale, both based on 25nm...

Phison to upgrade manufacturing processes of eMMC, SSD, USB 3.0 controller ICs to 55nm in 2Q12

Mar 14, 01:05

Phison Electronics, a Taiwan-based design house of flash memory controller ICs, will gradually upgrade the manufacturing processes of eMMC, SSD and USB 3.0 controller ICs to 55nm...

SanDisk joins SATA III SSD market

Feb 22, 01:15

SanDisk has introduced 512GB X100 series SATA III SSDs for OEMs and Extreme series devices for retail sale.

Ultrabook price unlikely to achieve sweet spot until 2013

Feb 13, 16:09

Despite that notebook vendors all understand that price is the key to significantly drive demand for ultrabooks, especially when approaching to the sweet spot at about US$599-699,...

Ultrabook needs to reach sweet spot to strongly attract consumers

Lite-On IT expected to ship 1.5-2.0 million SSDs in 2012, says paper

Newswatch - Feb 10, 10:31

Lite-On IT is expected to ship 1.5-2.0 million SSDs in 2012, five times the volume in 2011, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Lite-On IT expected to see huge growth in SSD sales in 2012, says paper

Newswatch - Feb 2, 13:51

Taiwan-based optical disc drive maker Lite-On IT, while stepping into production of SSDs three years ago and generating revenues of over NT$1 billion (US$33.9 million) in 2011, is...

Transcend Information looks to SSD market potential in 2012

Jan 11, 01:10

Transcend Information has shifted its focus from DRAM to NAND flash and, in view of growing demand for consumer SSDs due to increasing sales of ultrabooks and mature technological...

Ultrabook, SATA3 to buoy SSD demand, says Transcend chairman

Jan 6, 01:10

The growing market for ultrabooks is expected to a catalyst that accelerates demand for embedded SSDs in 2012, according to Peter Shu, chairman for dedicated memory module maker Transcend...

NAND flash consumption in handsets rising

Jan 3, 16:09

Mobile handsets will consume as high as 50% of the total supply of NAND flash memory in the first quarter of 2012, buoyed by demand from smartphones, according to DRAMeXchange.

Digitimes file photo

High-capacity flash supply to run tight in 2012

Dec 29, 12:31

Sources at memory makers expect demand for high-capacity NAND flash memory to outstrip supply in 2012 due to strong demand for SSD and embedded storage applications. However, oversupply...

Western Digital to set up SSD R&D center in Taiwan

Dec 8, 01:40

Western Digital is set to establish an R&D center in Hsinchu, Taiwan, focusing on solid state drives (SSD) and will recruit about 50 engineers from Taiwan, according to the com...

Michael Hajeck, Western Digital senior vice president and general manager of SSD business unit
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