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Mobile memory market boom continues
  • According to IHS iSuppli, smartphones and tablets will act as key catalysts for continued healthy growth of the mobile memory semiconductor space in the next few years.

    Last update: Tuesday 15 May 2012 [13 news items]

Mobile memory market growth propelled by smartphones and tablets, says IHS

May 15, 11:47

New smartphones and tablets will act as key catalysts for continued healthy growth of the mobile memory semiconductor space in the next few years, with revenues growing a modest but...

Apple reportedly books up half of mobile DRAM capacity at Elpida Hiroshima plant

May 15, 01:40

Apple has recently placed huge orders for mobile DRAM memory with Elpida Memory's 12-inch plant in Hiroshima (Japan), securing about 50% of the total chips produced at the facility,...

Simon Sze and his invention of floating-gate NVM

May 8, 11:00

NAND flash memory is among the key components used in today's popular consumer technology products. The birth of NAND flash could be credited to two Bell Labs researchers who fabricated...

Simon Sze, inventor of floating-gate NVM devices

SanDisk looks to embedded solutions for growth

Apr 25, 15:07

Flash memory maker SanDisk is looking to its embedded solutions for future growth, and strives to enhance the product portfolio to fully address the mobile market opportunities.

SanDisk reports disappointing 1Q results

Commentary: Diversifying a must for DRAM firms

Apr 5, 14:31

Elpida Memory's bankruptcy filing reflects the fact that companies must diversify to cope with trends in the evolution of customer behavior and usage. The DRAM memory industry currently...

Falling PC demand encouraging DRAM makers to diversify

Samsung, Hynix release eMMC controller orders to Taiwan firms

Jan 10, 12:28

Samsung Electronics and Hynix Semiconductor reportedly have released 2012 orders for embedded MMC (eMMC) controller ICs to major Taiwan-based suppliers of NAND flash device control...

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.

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Digitimes Research: Apple portable devices spur competition and technology advances

Oct 14, 16:03

The success of Apple's iOS devices has reshaped the landscape of the consumer electronics industry and triggered a sales boom of portable CE products. The wave of Apple product demand...

iPad

Macronix, Winbond to step into NAND flash production

Sep 27, 15:20

Taiwan-based Macronix International and Winbond Electronics are expected to extend production from NOR flash to NAND flash, viewing that NAND flash tends to replace NOR flash for...

Mobile RAM outlook optimistic, say memory backend firms

Aug 23, 13:55

The outlook for mobile RAM remains optimistic despite weaker-than-expected demand thus far in 2011, according to sources at major Taiwan-based memory packaging and testing houses...

Mobile DRAM market hits US$2 billion threshold in 1Q11, says IHS iSuppli

Aug 18, 13:54

In another sign of the growing prominence of mobile platforms like smartphones, handheld gaming devices and tablets, revenues in the first quarter for mobile DRAM exceeded the US$2...

Shipments of eMMC to rise 62% in 2011, says IHS iSuppli

Jul 7, 10:38

Embedded multiMedia card (eMMC) flash memory is set to enjoy a 62% jump in shipments in 2011, propelled by increased usage in smart devices like mobile handsets and media tablets,...

Looking to ride mobile computing wave: Q&A with Kingston co-founder David Sun

Jun 20, 14:35

Kingston Technology's revenues hit a record high of US$6.5 billion for 2010, representing a 58.5% on-year growth. However, high sales do not necessarily mean profits are high as well,...

Kingston co-founder David Sun
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    SanDisk iNAND Ultra

    SanDisk has announced that the iNAND Ultra line of products will be the first of its embedded flash memory products to move to 19nm manufacturing technology. Shrinking the size of...

    Photo: Company, Jan 13.

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    Elpida Wide IO Mobile RAM

    Elpida Memory has developed 4Gb next-generation mobile memory chips for smartphones, tablet PCs and other mobile devices. The new DRAM achieves compliance with the "Wide IO" international...

    Photo: Company, Nov 21.

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    Samsung Secu-NFC chip

    Samsung Electronics has announced its new system-in-package (SIP) near field communications (NFC) chip, the SENHRN1. The new Secu-NFC chip combines a NFC controller and a secure element...

    Photo: Company, Nov 17.

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    Samsung NFC chip with embedded flash memory

    Samsung Electronics has announced today its new near field communications (NFC) chip with embedded flash memory for next-generation smartphones. Mass production is slated for the...

    Photo: Company, Dec 24.

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    Toshiba 128GB embedded NAND flash modules

    Toshiba has announced the launch of a 128GB embedded NAND flash memory module, which it claims is the highest capacity yet achieved in the industry. The module is compliant with the...

    Photo: Comnpany, Jun 23.

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