Latest electronics industry views about Memory

Murky Memory

The memory business is getting complicated. Hard on the heels of Intel and Micron announcing they will sample a 128Gbit crossbar (Is it phase change? Is it ReRam?) memory by year-end, we get Toshiba announcing it will sample a 256Gbit TLC, 48-layer, V-NAND/3D NAND memory next…

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Intel, Micron To Sample 128GBit Cross-Point Memory By Christmas

Back in the Wild West days on the Silicon Frontier, when your share price needed a boost you announced a ‘breakthrough’. Sometimes this would be a ‘revolutionary’ device sometimes it would be a stunning process tweak that delivered more speed and density. Usually the analysts fell for it, they knew…

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Nantero Going For Gbit CNT Memories.

Nantero, the Boston carbon nanotube IC specialist, has raised another $31.5 million. “We were targeting $15 million and ended with more than double,” Nantero Co-Founder and CEO Greg Schmergel tells me…

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The Odd Couple

There’s a certain amount of speculation about about why those two partners developing 3D NAND together, Intel and Micron, have different attitudes to it…

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The Big Flash Bet: 3D NAND

The flash industry is making a big bet on a technology which may be no good. Usually, when you build a new fab you know that, if the product you intend to put in it is a bummer, then at least you can put another product through it…

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The 8Tb Memory Chip

Crossbar, the RRAM specialist, says it has solved a major obstacle to RRAM’s commercialisation – what Crossbar calls ‘sneak path current’ (aka leakage…

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Crossbar Has 1Mb RRAM

Crossbar, the four year-old Santa Clara resistive RAM (RRAM) start-up, has demonstrated pre-production 1Mb arrays…

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Micron Motoring

Micron had revenue of $3.98 billion and net income of $806 million for the three months to the end of May. It expects $4 billion to $4.2 billion revenues in the current quarter…

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Toshiba Sampling 3-D NAND This Year

Toshiba intends to sample its 3D structured NAND flash product this year and have it in production in the second half of its 2015 financial year. Since Toshiba’s financial year runs to the end of March 2016, the statement gives it almost two years grace…

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Micron and Rambus Settle

Rambus and Micron have settled their legal dispute. This is as epic a result as the resolution of Jarndyce vs Jarndyce…

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It's Cloudy for Flash

Could The Cloud be hitting NAND? According to IHS, the amount of NAND in handsets and tablets is not growing and the reason for this could be because people are increasingly using The Cloud for storage…

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