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AMD developers confirm Radeon R9 380X with HBM memory

Two employees of Advanced Micro Devices have revealed in their LinkedIn profiles that they had worked on AMD Radeon R9 380X graphics processing units with vertically-stacked high bandwidth memory (HBM). The engineers at AMD essentially confirmed that the company’s next-generation flagship graphics processor will use HBM memory and will carry …

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Micron: DDR4 will remain more expensive than DDR3 this year

Later this year Intel Corp. plans to introduce its new code-named “Skylake” microprocessors that will target mass market segments and will support DDR4 memory. As a result, the latter will gain market share. Nonetheless, DDR4 will remain more expensive than DDR3 in the coming quarters, according to Micron Technology. At …

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Toshiba reportedly seeks partnership with Taiwan’s Nanya

Toshiba Corp. is reportedly seeking a partnership with Nanya Technology in a bid to better compete against Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix on the market of multi-chip packages (MCP) for mobile and embedded devices. Toshiba wants to partner with Nanya to secure a stable supply of dynamic random access memory …

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Samsung begins mass production of LPDDR4 memory for 4K phones

Samsung Electronics has announced that it has started mass production of 8Gb LPDDR4 memory chips for next-generation smartphones based on advanced application processors. The new handsets will feature displays with ultra-high-definition resolutions as well as new-generation system-on-chips, such as Qualcomm Snapdragon 810. At present Samsung manufactures 8Gb and 6Gb LPDDR4 …

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Toshiba and SK Hynix settle NAND flash-related legal dispute

Toshiba Corp. and SK Hynix have announced that they had reached a settlement agreement in connection with a civil lawsuit that the former initiated against the latter at the Tokyo District Court earlier this year. Toshiba accused SK Hynix of stealing intellectual property related to NAND flash memory. As a …

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Samsung begins to produce 8Gb DDR4 memory, 32GB DDR4 modules

Samsung Electronics has begun to produce 8Gb DDR4 memory chips. The new memory devices will power 32GB DDR4 modules and open the doors to 128GB DDR4 memory modules for high-end enterprise-class servers. The 8Gb DDR4 ICs are produced using 20nm fabrication process. Samsung’s 8Gb DDR4 memory chip can operate at …

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Samsung does not expect computer memory prices to drop next year

Although Samsung Electronics plans to significantly boost its production capacities in the coming years, the company does not expect prices of dynamic random access memory to drop in 2015. Chief executive officer of the company is confident that DRAM prices will continue to be favourable for manufacturers. “We’ll have to …

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Samsung begins to produce 64GB DDR4 modules based on TSV chips

Samsung Electronics on Tuesday said that has started to produce 64GB DDR4 memory modules that are powered by DDR4 memory chips that feature three dimensional (3D) “through silicon via” (TSV) package technology. The DRAM [dynamic random access memory] modules are designed for enterprise servers. Samsung’s 64GB registered dual inline memory …

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DRAM prices begin to increase, says DRAMeXchange

Just as expected, prices of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) started to increase in the second half of July as major PC makers and OEMs began to stockpile memory to meet demand for their products during the back-to-school season. In addition to BTS, it is expected that the corporate PC …

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Micron debuts world’s first 8Gb DDR3 memory chip

Micron Technology on Monday introduced the industry’s first monolithic 8Gb DDR3 memory component. Previously 8Gb memory chips were made by stacking together several 2Gb or 4Gb devices. 8Gb monolithic components will enable cost-effective, high-capacity solutions for servers. “The ability to scale with our customers’ accelerating memory demand was a key …

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DRAM prices to rise by 5% – 10% in the third quarter

Although the price of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) remained rather stable in the recent months, it will increase by 5 – 10 per cent in the third quarter, according to Mark Newman, an analyst with Bernstein Research. Nonetheless, a good news is that the industry will likely move to …

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Smart Modular begins to sample DDR4 memory modules

Smart Modular Technologies, a leading independent maker of specialty memory and storage solutions, said Thursday that it has begun shipments of DDR4 memory modules in sample quantities. The DDR4 memory modules are designed for servers, micro-servers, workstations, storage and networking applications. Currently, Smart Modular’s lineup of available DDR4-2133 1.2V modules …

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Toshiba and SanDisk license technologies for next-gen memory

Toshiba Corp. and SanDisk Corp. on Monday announced that they had licensed intellectual property from Intermolecular. The technologies, which were developed under the collaborative development program (CDP) as well as Intermolecular’s background intellectual property, are believed to be crucial for next-generation memory. The companies’ CDP with Intermolecular, specifically aimed at …

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Rambus joins JEDEC committee to co-develop next-gen server memory

History always repeats itself. Rambus and JEDEC have a history that began in the early nineties and greatly influenced the whole dynamic random access memory (DRAM) industry in the 2000s and 2010s. That history is about to repeat itself. Rambus, a developer of high-speed interfaces and owner of multiple standard-essential …

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Micron expected to hike DRAM prices this month – report

The prices of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) may start to increase this month as two out of three major computer memory makers are experiencing problems with fulfilling market demands. In case the situation with under-supply of DRAM is not resolved, the high prices will remain for several months down …

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Samsung begins to produce DRAM using 20nm process technology

Samsung Electronics on Tuesday said that it had begun mass production of dynamic random access memory using 20nm process technology. The new fabrication tech will not only enable the company to produce more energy-efficient DDR3 memory, but will also reduce manufacturing cost of DRAM and will thus make it more …

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Samsung boosts output of DRAM made using 25nm technology

Samsung Electronics, the world’s No. 1 maker of DRAM, may further improve its market share by boosting output of memory produced using leading-edge manufacturing process, according to industry analysts. The company is reportedly increasing production of dynamic random access memory using 25nm process technology, which is a threat to Micron …

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Innodisk introduces memory modules with special coatings

Innodisk, a leading manufacturer of special-purpose DRAM and NAND flash products, has introduced its new breed of memory modules with conformal coatings applied are protected from moisture, dust and chemical contaminants. Such modules are useful in extreme environments, including industrial, embedded, automate and so on. Innodisk conformal coatings refer to …

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Computer memory prices declined in the first half of January

The contract prices of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) began to decline in January due to increased production at SK Hynix’s Wuxi plant that caught fire last year and the industry’s eased shortage situation, according to DRAMeXchange, a research division of TrendForce. If DRAM makers do not cut memory production, …

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