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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
What's hot on the Denali Memory Report?
- Compact Flash
- Hybrid Memory Cube
- NVM Express
- Wide I/O
Tag Archives: DRAM
Future Memory: The MemCon Panel. What comes after NAND Flash and DRAM?
Just announced, there’s a pre-lunch panel at MemCon covering future memories. There are several new memory technologies that would usurp the thrones from DRAM and NAND Flash memory. Will any succeed? Come and hear the panel to find out. Jim … Continue reading
Posted in DRAM, Flash, MRAM, NAND Tagged DRAM, Flash memory, NAND Flash, Santa Clara Convention Center Leave a comment
Memcon is filling up. Register now to be sure you get a ticket. It’s free. September 18. Silicon Valley
The Flash Memory Summit took place this week and registration for next month’s Memcon in Silicon Valley suddenly took a big uptick. I’d like to suggest that if you want to be certain to attend Memcon next month, you might … Continue reading
Posted in DRAM, Flash, HMC, Hybrid Memory Cube Tagged DRAM, Flash, Memcon Leave a comment
Can you make money selling DRAM? The Memory Guy says “yes,” but perhaps not all of the time
Jim Handy, The Memory Guy, has decided to become a Mythbuster with respect to the meme: “You cannot make a profit in the DRAM manufacturing business.” He just published a blog post titled “Is DRAM Really a Profitless Business?” This … Continue reading
Posted in DRAM Tagged DRAM, Dynamic random-access memory, Jim Handy, Memory Guy Leave a comment
See the future of DRAM usage, at least until 2015. Marc Greenberg from Cadence lays it out in a video
This year at DAC, Marc Greenberg gave a presentation on the near- and medium-term future of DRAM in the ChipEstimate booth. Two separate technology paths will dominate: the PC/server space and the mobile space. By 2015, PCs and servers will … Continue reading
Posted in DDR, DDR3, DDR4, DRAM, LPDDR2, LPDDR3, Wide I/O Tagged DDR3 SDRAM, DDR4 SDRAM, DRAM, SDRAM Leave a comment
Who do you want to see at Memcon?
As the emcee for the Memcon event on September 18, I’ve been given the opportunity to personally invite a few, select exhibitors to the show and to cut them a very sweet deal. To do that, I’d like to know … Continue reading
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
Samsung’s 20nm-class DDR3 SDRAM runs on 1.35V, saves 2/3 of the power used by 50nm-class, 1.5V SDRAM
Not all DDR3 SDRAM is created equal. That’s the message Samsung is spreading lately by talking about its 20nm-class DDR3 SDRAM. The company is using 1.5V, 50nm-class DDR3 SDRAM as a benchmark and says that a server loaded with 96Mbytes … Continue reading
So just how big is the semiconductor memory market? $50 billion? $60 billion?
Yesterday, Jeremy Wagstaff, Chief Technology Correspondent for Reuters in Asia, published an article on wannabe non-volatile memory technologies such as MRAM and Memristors or ReRAM (See “Pushing the PRAM: when chips just can’t get any smaller”). The lure is a … Continue reading
Will SSDs be the first big market for 3D NAND Flash memories?
I’ve been meaning to write about a comment regarding NAND Flash memory and SSDs written by Thomas McCormick in LinkedIn’s Solid State Storage Group and this seems like the perfect time. McCormick is an Integrated Hardware/Software Product Development Leader at … Continue reading
Posted in 3D, DDR, DRAM, Flash, Memristor, MRAM, NAND, SSD, Storage Tagged DRAM, Flash, Flash memory, memristor, MRAM, NAND Flash, Solid-state drive, SSD Leave a comment
Memcon 2012 call for presentation submissions
Memcon 2012 will take place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in the heart of Silicon Valley on Tuesday, September 2012. This is the biggest conference in the world devoted to the use and manufacture of semiconductor memory (RAM, NAND … Continue reading
Quickly Noted: EETimes on the challenges of testing semiconductor memory for mobile applications. Is testing really a 3D IC “stopper”?
Janine Love at EETimes interviewed Cecil Ho, President of CST (Simmtester.com)—a memory tester vendor, about issues surrounding the testing of semiconductor memory that’s optimized for and aimed at mobile applications. In these applications board real estate and physical volume are … Continue reading
Could the memory business be a major driver for the semiconductor foundry business? MonolithIC 3D’s Deepak Sekar says “Yes!”
Deepak Sekar, Chief Scientist at MonolithIC 3D, has just published a provocative blog with big implications for both the semiconductor memory and foundry businesses. His premise is that even though Samsung has “only” about 7% of the semiconductor foundry business, … Continue reading
Posted in DRAM Tagged DRAM, foundry, Samsung, Semiconductor Leave a comment
Memcon 2012: Save the date—September 18, 2012 in Santa Clara CA
The date’s official! The 2012 edition of Memcon—the conference devoted to all aspects of semiconductor memory design, manufacture, and use—will take place at the Santa Clara Convention Center on September 18, 2012. So put that date on your calendar now, … Continue reading
The return of Memcon in 2012
Under the leadership of Denali Software, Memcon became the single most important event for the semiconductor memory and storage industries. Now Cadence is taking that legacy into the future. Yes, that’s right, Memcon is back for 2012 as a standalone … Continue reading