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Toshiba Launches Multi-Function System Power IC for SSD

15 Dec

Toshiba Corporation’s Storage & Electronic Devices Solutions Company today launched “TC7738WBG,” a multi-function system power IC suited for the power supply of SSD components, such as the SoC core block, IO blocks, NAND flash memory, DRAM, and various sensors. Sample shipments start today with mass production shipments scheduled for the end of January next year. (more…)

Western Digital Expands Next-Generation Data Center Storage Family for @Scale Cloud and Enterprise Markets

17 Nov

Delivering the possibilities of data, Western Digital Corporation today announced the introduction of a new entry-level storage system focused on addressing cloud-scale challenges. Expanding its existing systems, solutions and platforms portfolio, the new plug-and-play object storage system, the ActiveScale  P100 system, provides the foundation for the future of petabyte (PB) scale storage infrastructure. The ActiveScale P100 is the company’s latest integrated storage system, which disrupts the economics of scaling capacity into petabytes, and enables the creation of massive data storage repositories across both on-premise and hosted cloud architectures. (more…)

Samsung Rolls Out Industry’s First 8GB LPDDR4 DRAM Package

20 Oct

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced today that it is introducing the industry’s first 8-gigabyte (GB) LPDDR4 (low power, double data rate 4) mobile DRAM package, which is expected to greatly improve mobile user experiences, especially for those using Ultra HD, large-screen devices. The 8GB mobile DRAM package utilizes four of the newest 16 gigabit (Gb) LPDDR4 memory chips and advanced 10-nanometer (nm)-class process technology. (more…)

Samsung Electronics and SAP Open Research Center for Next-generation In-memory Platform

29 Sep

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and SAP SE, today held the opening ceremony for a joint research center where engineers will conduct R&D for memory solutions to be used in next-generation in-memory computing. The ceremony was held at Samsung Electronics’ Hwaseong campus in South Korea with Dr. Young-Hyun Jun, President of Samsung Electronics’ Memory Business and Adaire Fox-Martin, President, SAP Asia Pacific Japan participating, as well as other executives from both companies. (more…)

TrendForce Says Contract Price Decline Resulted in 9.1% Drop in Global DRAM Revenue for 4Q15

16 Feb

The global DRAM industry posted US$10.27 billion in revenue for the fourth quarter of 2015, representing a 9.1% drop from the prior quarter, according to DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. The revenue decline was attributed to the falling DRAM average selling prices and the persistent market oversupply. (more…)

TrendForce Says Downtrend in DRAM Prices Will Persist in 2016 and Industry Will Depend on 20nm Technology to Stay in Profit

21 Dec

DRAM prices have fallen throughout this year due to weak demand and oversupply, with decline in PC DRAM prices being the most significant. The latest analysis from DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, finds that the overall production capacity has not increased significantly under the current oligopoly in the DRAM market. Thus, all DRAM suppliers can still remain profitable even with the slight oversupply in the market. (more…)

Micron Makes Inotera a Wholly Owned Subsidiary to Ensure Total Cooperation from the Taiwanese DRAM Foundry, TrendForce Reports

14 Dec

Major U.S.-based DRAM manufacturer Micron Technology will buy the remaining share that it does not own in its Taiwanese foundry partner Inotera Memories via a share swap transaction, according to a joint statement made by the two companies today (December 14). (more…)

TrendForce Says Rising Demand from Large-Sized Data Centers Will Moderate Decline in Server DRAM Prices During Fourth Quarter

2 Dec

Global demand of servers has been weaker than expected since the middle of the second quarter. Sales of PCs were also sluggish during the traditional peak season of the third quarter. Consequently, the server DRAM market saw a noticeable price decline in the third quarter. Server DRAM prices, however, have started to stabilize going into the final quarter of this year because of the growing demand from large-sized data centers. (more…)

TrendForce Reports Seasonal Smartphone Demand Drove Quarterly Mobile DRAM Revenue Up 18% in Q3

12 Nov

Though DRAM prices continue to fall, mobile DRAM has been more resistant to price decline than other memory products. With the bit supply increasing, mobile memory accounted for 40% of the total DRAM revenue in the third quarter, and its share of the revenue is expected to keep expanding. (more…)

TrendForce Reports Global DRAM Revenue Dropped 1.2% in Q3 as Mobile Application Took Greater Share of Total Shipments

10 Nov

The average selling price of DRAM continues to decline due to market oversupply. However, manufacturers are reallocating production capacity from PC DRAM – which has experienced the greatest price decline – to server DRAM and mobile DRAM as the latter two application markets are seeing more stable prices and higher margins. (more…)