$100 Pico Projector Beams Video at Full iPhone Resolution

We've always felt that Pico projectors are a little uninspiring, but the Pop Video iPhone projector from Micron Technology displays higher-resolution than the rest, and is small and cheap enough to be practical » 5/02/12 7:40pm 5/02/12 7:40pm

128Gb NAND Chips Promise SD Cards with Terabytes of Storage

Cell phones have taken another step towards becoming full-fledged pocket computers with an announcement by Micron and Intel. Get ready to carry even more of your digital life on your phone. » 12/06/11 11:40pm 12/06/11 11:40pm

SiliconEdge Blue Reviewed: WD's First Consumer SSD Not Worth the Money

An SSD is something that you wish you had: they're fast, efficient, and quiet. Now Western Digital has introduced SiliconEdge Blue, the first line of consumer SSDs from one of the biggest names in storage. Too bad they're overpriced. » 3/03/10 1:41pm 3/03/10 1:41pm

Life Inside a Flash Factory

Intel and Micron are growing their latest 25nm flash memory in this new production facility. PC Perspective gives us a tour of this strange world where men wear cleanroom suits, lest they contaminate the robots. [PC Perspective] » 2/03/10 9:30am 2/03/10 9:30am

Intel and Micron's 25nm NAND Flash: The Secret to Cheap SSDs

Intel and Micron's IMFT joint venture's just announced they've started producing NAND flash using 25nm transistors—they're pushing 8GB on a single die—with products shipping sometime this year in fatter capacities (up to 600GB). In English: » 2/01/10 12:44pm 2/01/10 12:44pm

Micron RealSSD Drives Claim Title of World's Fastest (by a Lot)

Micron's new C300 2.5-inch SSDs are incredibly fast. We're talking 50% faster than the current market leaders, and fast enough to downright shame any hard drive. Yeah, there's a new SSD speed champ every week, but these are damned impressive. » 12/02/09 9:30pm 12/02/09 9:30pm

Micron Demos Super-Fast Solid-State Drives Running At 1GB Per Second

Micron touted its super-fast RealSSD » 11/26/08 3:40pm 11/26/08 3:40pm drives with 250MBps speed a few months back, but now its demonstrated a tech that'll blow them out of the water: 1GBps transfer rates. It's a bit cheaty since it uses two SSDs for a total of 16 data channels to access the flash memory, but that does give it a 200,000 input/output…

Micron Starts Production of Super-Fast RealSSD Solid-State Drives

The inexorable march of solid-state drive technology continues forward with news from Micron Technology (one of the worlds leading semiconductor suppliers) that they're going to produce SSD's with a read speed of 250MBps. That's more than twice the speed of the drives Samsung » 8/05/08 4:23am 8/05/08 4:23am announced last month (90MBps.)Micron's…

Ultrafast NAND Memory Reads 200MB per Second

Micron and Intel have co-developed a new 8-gigabit SLC NAND chip, which has data-read speeds of 200 MB/second and write speeds of 100 MB/second: five times faster than previous SLC NANDs. The 50nm-process node devices are available as samples to OEMs now, with bulk manufacturing planned for late this year. This means… » 2/01/08 3:03am 2/01/08 3:03am

Crucial Announces Line of SSDs...Again

Crucial issued a press release today announcing their forthcoming line of Solid State Drives, but it appears to be the same news we covered in November. [Crucial] » 1/02/08 1:26pm 1/02/08 1:26pm

Micron unveils RealSSD Solid State Drives in 32GB, 64GB Flavors

Micron announced today that they will be releasing the RealSSD line of solid state drives, including a 64GB drive. While the entire line ranges from 1GB to 64GB, the 32 and 64 GB models are geared toward notebook and desktop use. The drives feature a SATA II interface and draw a mere 2 watts of power.
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Flash Memory Capacity, Officially Doubled

A startup named Nanosys claims they have found a way to double flash memory capacity. Their secret is to create metal nanocrystals to boost memory surface area like skyscrapers. And while the idea is by no means new, Nanosys has figured out how to viably bring this process into mass production—something that has… » 7/21/07 2:18pm 7/21/07 2:18pm

2010: Apple's Flash Storage Odyssey


Back in September we mentioned that Apple was effectively screwing everyone out of the 4GB and 6GB flash player market because Samsung was offering a huge volume discount to the company (up to 50 percent for the nano). Now it's been announced that Apple reached a long-term agreement with Hynix, Intel, Micron, Samsung… » 11/21/05 10:39am 11/21/05 10:39am