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- Some great analysis on SSD wear leveling and power consumption
- 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: PCM
The Economist covers PCM – must be something real
I was surprised to see an article about phase-change memory (PCM) appear early this month in the well-respected British magazine The Economist. “Altered states” provides a good, basic introduction to PCM.
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Will the Apple iPhone 5 use PCM?
An investment site called Seeking Alpha has published a bit of strange forensic research that leads it to claim that the Apple iPhone 5 that will be announced tomorrow employs phase-change memory (PCM). What clue led to this conclusion? It … Continue reading
Posted in PCM Tagged Apple, iPhone, PCM, Phase-change memory Leave a comment
IBM gets patent for hi-temp PCM (phase-change memory) cell structure
Tom’s Hardware is reporting that IBM recently obtained a patent on specially formulated phase-change memory (PCM) that will operate above 150°C. This is a significant achievement because PCM has a problem with ambient thermal annealing. If the chip temperature goes … Continue reading
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Want to know why SK hynix is placing its bets on three different alternatives to DRAM and Flash?
Last week at the Flash Memory Summit, Dr. Sung Wook Park spoke about memory. No surprise there, but there were several surprises in Park’s presentation. The first surprise popped up in the slide immediately following the keynote presentation’s title slide: … Continue reading
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
SK Hynix places bet on third wannabe non-volatile memory technology, phase-change memory, with IBM
When I was really young, I used to play a card game called “Pit” where you tried to corner the market on a particular commodity like oranges, sugar, soybeans, or corn. The game was based on the trading pits of … Continue reading
Posted in Hynix, Memristor, MRAM, NAND, PCM Tagged Flash memory, Hynix, IBM, memristor, Micron, MRAM, Non-volatile memory, Phase-change memory, Samsung, SK Hynix, Toshiba 2 Comments