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U.S.-Japanese Consortium Announced as the Front Runner in the Bid for Toshiba’s Memory Business; TrendForce Says Such Deal Will Add Pressure on Samsung in NAND Flash Market

21 Jun

Toshiba on June 21 announced that it has chosen a consortium led by U.S.-based Bain Capital and investors backed by the Japanese government as the first-place bidder for the spin-off of the company’s memory business. The deal is set to be finalized on June 28 and completed by March of next year. According to DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, this announcement in the short term could cause the NAND Flash market to start shifting from undersupply to equilibrium this fourth quarter. In the long run, the support and demand provided by the bidding party could help the spun-off memory business to become more competitive against Samsung in terms of NAND Flash production capacity and related technology. (more…)

Fujitsu to Build Taiwan’s Top-Performing Supercomputer for the National Center for High-Performance Computing

21 Jun

Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Taiwan Limited have announced that they will build a new supercomputer system for Taiwan’s National Center for High-performance Computing, National Applied Research Laboratories (NCHC) that will have the highest performance in the country at the time it commences operations, scheduled for May 2018. The new system will serve as the core platform for research and development in Taiwan, fostering the development and growth of Taiwan’s overall industries and economy. (more…)

TrendForce Projects Contract Prices of Server DRAM Modules to Increase by 3% to 8% Sequentially This Third Quarter

19 Jun

DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, reports that the average contract price of server DRAM modules rose sequentially by nearly 40% and 10% respectively for the first and second quarter of 2017 due to tight supply. In the third quarter, the average contract price of 32GB server DRAM modules for first-tier customers is projected to arrive around US$260, while the average contract price of 32GB modules for second-tier customers may be higher than that threshold. The latest forecast by DRAMeXchange indicates that the average sequential price increase for server DRAM modules in the contract market for the third quarter will be in the range between 3% and 8%. (more…)

Axalta hosts Campus Talk for five top China universities at newly opened Asia-Pacific Technology Center

19 Jun

Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, today hosted its annual Campus Talk entitled Technology Drives A Brighter Future for Us at its new Asia Pacific Technology Center (APTC) which was formally opened earlier in the day. (more…)

A10 Networks Awarded Interop Tokyo Best of Show Grand Prize for SSL Encryption Processing and Performance Optimization

16 Jun

A10 Networks , a Secure Application Services™ company, announced it has been awarded the Interop Tokyo Best of Show Grand Prize in the Performance Optimization category for the A10 Thunder 4440S ADC. A10 Networks was also awarded Second Prize for A10 Thunder 14045 CGN in the Carrier/ISP Networking category. (more…)

Rimini Street Announces Launch of Rimini Street Advanced Database Security – Powered by McAfee

14 Jun

Rimini Street, Inc., a global provider of enterprise software services, and the leading independent support provider for Oracle and SAP products, has announced the launch of Rimini Street Advanced Database Security – powered by McAfee. (more…)

ZTE USA Announces Award-Winning Smartphone and Two New Devices for Sprint

13 Jun

ZTE USA, the fourth largest smartphone supplier in the U.S. and second largest in the no-contract market*, has announced three devices for Sprint: The award-winning ZTE MAX XL smartphone featuring a big battery, big display and better connection with high performance user equipment (HPUE) technology, the Warp Connect hotspot with the ability to connect up to 10 devices through Wi-Fi, and the Sprint Phone Connect 4 by ZTE which turns a fixed landline connection mobile. (more…)

Toshiba Tec Unveils World’s First Monochrome Multi-function Peripheral with Erasable Print Capability

12 Jun

Toshiba Tec Corporation (TOKYO:6588) has unveiled the world’s first hybrid multi-function peripheral (MFP), the e-STUDIO5008LP series, which prints regular black prints as well as erasable blue prints within one device. The unique and eco-conscious product will be available this July. (more…)

Western Digital Responds to Toshiba Statement Related to NAND Flash-Memory Joint Ventures

6 Jun

Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) has issued the following in response to Toshiba Corporation’s (“Toshiba”) statement that it will transfer back the three NAND flash-memory joint ventures (“the JVs”) operated with Western Digital from Toshiba Memory Corporation (“TMC”): (more…)

Toshiba’s Newly Developed Fully Isolated N-channel LDMOS Realizes High HBM Robustness and High Breakdown Voltage to Negative Bias in 0.13-Micron Generation Analog Power Semiconductors

6 Jun

Toshiba (TOKYO:6502) has developed fully isolated N-channel LDMOS technology that overcomes the trade-off between breakdown voltage to negative bias (BVnb) and HBM robustness, a measure of resistance to electrostatic discharge (ESD). Details of this achievement were reported on June 1 at ISPSD 2017 (International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs 2017), an IEEE-sponsored international conference on power semiconductors, held in Japan. (more…)