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- The Economist covers PCM – must be something real
- Add OCZ to the growing list of SSD vendors differentiating their drives with a proprietary controller
- IDT announces DDR4 register chip for DDR4 registered DIMMs and 3D die stacks
- Western Digital sampling 5mm, 2.5-inch, 500Gbyte hybrid HDD with NAND Flash
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Category Archives: Micron
Initial Hybrid Memory Cube short-reach interconnect specification issued to Consortium adopters
The Hybrid Memory Cube Consortium (HMCC), now supported by the three top DRAM vendors (Samsung, SK hynix, and Micron), has just issued an initial draft specification for the Hybrid Memory Cube’s “short-reach interconnection across physical layers”—in other words, the short-reach … Continue reading
Posted in 3D, DRAM, HMC, Hybrid Memory Cube, Hynix, Micron, Samsung Tagged Hybrid Memory Cube, IBM, Micron, MicronTechnology, PHY, Samsung, SerDes Leave a comment
Want more details about the new Micron 1Gbit Phase-Change Memory / 512Mbit SDRAM device? Here are several
Yesterday, Micron announced volume production of a new memory device containing one 1Gbit PCM (phase-change memory) die and one 512Mbit LPDDR2 SDRAM die. This morning, I had a conversation about this new device with Philippe Berge—Senior Director of the NOR, … Continue reading
Posted in DDR, Flash, LPDDR2, Micron, NOR, PCM, Storage Tagged Flash memory, Micron, MicronTechnology, Mobile DDR, NOR Flash, PCM, Phase-change memory, Synchronous dynamic random-access memory Leave a comment
Micron announces volume production of PCM/DRAM multichip packaged memory
Totally not expecting this. Today Micron announced high-volume availability of a multichip, packaged memory device that incorporates a 1Gbit PCM (Phase-Change Memory) and a 512Mbit LPDDR2 SDRAM. The PCM die is built with 45nm process technology. The multichip-packaged memory is … Continue reading
Three Golliaths and a host of Davids meeting up on the storage battlefield. Who wins?
If you want to read a short, interesting overview of the combined HDD/SSD storage battlefield, look no further than a new article on The Register’s Web site. The article, titled “Will the titans of storage decide to flash their bits?” … Continue reading
Posted in Flash, HDD, Micron, Samsung, SSD Tagged Flash, Hard disk drive, Hynix, OCZ Technology, Samsung, Solid-state drive, Toshiba, Western Digital Leave a comment
Want another opinion about the Hybrid Memory Cube? Michael Feldman of HPCwire.com weighs in
Michael Feldman over at HPCwire.com has just published his own analysis of the Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC), which I’ve covered extensively in the EDA360 Insider and the Denali Memory Report (see below). Feldman reiterates many of the same points I’ve … Continue reading
Posted in DDR, DRAM, HMC, Hybrid Memory Cube, Micron Tagged DRAM, Dynamic random-access memory, Flash memory, HMC, Michael Feldman, Micron Leave a comment
Applied Materials develops Centura Avatar etcher for enabling 3D NAND Flash manufacture
About a year ago, I wrote an EDA360 Insider blog entry about 3D NAND Flash semiconductor memory. (See “3D Thursday: A look at some genuine 3D NAND cells, courtesy of Micron”) In this post, I discussed a talk by Glen … Continue reading
Posted in 3D, Flash, Micron Tagged 3D, Applied Materials, Flash, Micron, NAND Leave a comment
Micron’s mSATA RealSSD C400 and RealSSD C400v drives get huge performance from their SATA 6Gbps interfaces and 25nm MLC NAND
Micron’s new RealSSD C400v and RealSSD C400 mSATA SSDs can operate as SSDs in ultralight, ultrathin notebooks and can also be used as a Flash caches in SSD/HDD hybrid systems. The drive fits the 3×5 cm, 3.75mm-thick mSATA form factor … Continue reading
ISQED: Who and what will win the Universal Memory Derby?
Professor Cristophe Muller of Aix-Marseille University gave an excellent overview of non-volatile semiconductor memory as the third ISQED keynote this week. It’s a very good overview of today’s landscape and well worth discussing in a wider forum like this blog. … Continue reading
The sky is falling! The sky is falling! Paper predicts the bleak future of SSDs and NAND Flash memory
An interesting and disturbing paper titled “The Bleak Future of NAND Flash Memory” written by two researchers at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, San Diego, and one Microsoft employee uses current trends with … Continue reading