SSDs are wonderful things that massively speed up your computer and they're getting cheaper too. But currently they don't offer the capacity that some users demand. Fortunately, that could all be about to change.
Israeli financial paper Calcalist reports Apple has thrown down some serious stacks to acquire Anobit, a flash memory firm. But the purported $400-500 million (!) buyout isn't just for any memory firm—Anobit says its memory's faster and cheaper.
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.
It's expected that Apple will update the MacBook Air line this July, but with what, exactly? According to components manufacturers that the Japanese website Macotakara.jp spoke to, they'll include the latest 19-nanometer NAND chips which have been soldered right onto the motherboard, as opposed to using an mSATA…
A very, very brief power outage at a Toshiba factory forced the company to completely halt operations at the critical plant. This could mean as much as a 20% drop in chip shipments which could lead to product shortages everywhere.
Most mobile devices today use NAND flash memory. It's fast! But ReRAM—a joint project of Sharp and Elipa—promises to be 10,000 times faster. And they say they can commercialize it by 2013. What's that mean for you?
They invented flash memory, so it's only fitting that Toshiba has now produced another world first for NAND memory: the first with 128GB of capacity. Just think what media you could store on your phone with that module.
Samsung's new 64GB flash NAND and 32GB microSD card may be the first of each to market, bringing lots more storage space to phones like the iPhone, Droid and Nexus One as well as other handheld devices. Big win!
Pay attention, Appleites—this isn't just any old boring chip news. With Toshiba supplying the 16GB and 32GB NAND chips for the iPhone 3GS, the fact that it's just announced the world's first 64GB NAND chip is very suggestive.
JMicron is preparing to debut its new NAND flash controller at Computex, and with it the company intends to boast it can slash SSD pricing by 50% in time for the holiday season.
They're not the first major manufacturer to ship 32-gigabit NAND chips, nor are they the first to sell 32-gigabyte embedded cards. But they are the biggest, which means this step could have huge, fantastic consequences.
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…
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.
Seagate's latest Momentus notebook hard drives feature 256MB of flash memory and come in sizes of 80, 120 and 160GB. The point of the on-board NAND flash? To speed up performance by caching frequently used data in the NAND instead of reaching onto the hard drive every time. By storing boot information in there, it…
Hard to believe, but Reuters claims that one day of blackouts at a couple of Samsung factories will cost them around $54 million and could cause shortages in memory. BTW, Samsung makes nano and iPhone memory. [Reuters]
The giganormous industrial machine and secret inter-dimensional empire, also known as Samsung, has started mass-producing 16Gb chips. These are the biggest flash NAND memories ever, just in time to feed that Godzilla monster that lives in Cupertino.
For those who think that June will never come, can't wait to get a sexy subnotebook with flash storage even if it doesn't come with Mac OS X and live in Japan, here's the new Sony VAIO Type G: a 12.1-inch notebook that not only comes under the 2 pounds mark (1.97 or 898 grams) battery included, but includes a 32 GB…
Transcend has a new 16GB Solid State Drive in Express Card form. It will do wonders for boosting your notebook's hard drive capacity on the road while wreaking havoc in your credit card at the same time: There's no official US price yet, but it is $1,337 in Europe, which actually is not that 1337.