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Toshiba doubles down on 3D memory investment with new fab

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Toshiba is set to build a brand new fabrication plant in Yokkaichi Operations in Mie, Japan, dedicated to the production of 3D Flash memory. With construction set to begin in early 2017, the fab. will sit alongside a new Memory research and development centre that will also be constructed over …

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Flash porn videos will soon become a thing of the past

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In the gradual disintegration of support for Adobe’s Flash player, porn sites are some of the last hold outs, but not for much longer. With browsers like Chrome ending support for it in the near future, many of the world’s largest porn peddlers are now announcing that they’re moving over to …

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Chrome to kill Flash by end of year

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Following years of security leaks, the world and its dog have decided it’s time we ditched Adobe’s Flash web standard for good, but we can’t just take it out back and shoot it, it needs to be a slow, painful goodbye. That’s been happening for a while now, but Chrome …

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Intel shows off new SSDs, first with 3D NAND

Intel is launching a new line of SSDs today, the first from the company to feature 3D NAND chips. These super fast new drives were first announced last year, promising a new level of performance at capacities of up to 2TB and now, it looks like they are ready to …

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Sony is breaking in to the SSD market

We have seen plenty of companies flock to the SSD market in recent years and now there is a new member joining the ranks- Sony is set to break into the SSD market with its own line of SATA based drives. Technically, Sony has some experience with SSDs but it has …

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Google to start banning Flash adverts

Companies have been moving away from Adobe Flash for a while now and Google is set to sever yet another tie with the software as the company has announced that it will no longer be accepting adverts made using Flash from the 30th of June onwards. If advertisers get their …

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Western Digital is buying SanDisk for $19 billion

Just after yesterday’s news regarding Western Digital’s talks to buy memory chip maker, SanDisk, the acquisition has been announced. WD will be taking over SanDisk for $19 billion, or $86.50 per share. The news was confirmed by Western Digital itself in a hefty press release posted online today. This acquisition …

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Micron Technology acquires Tidal Systems, gets SSD controllers

Micron Technology on Friday acquired Tidal Systems, a promising startup, which develops controllers for solid-state drives. With the acquisition of Tidal Systems, Micron will no longer have to rely on SSD system-on-chips developed by other companies. Besides, it will be able to tailor controllers for its memory, something that is …

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Micron to start sales of SSDs based on TLC NAND this quarter

Micron Technology plans to finally start shipments of consumer solid-state drives based on triple-level cell (TLC) NAND flash in the ongoing quarter, the company revealed this week. SSDs featuring TLC NAND memory will be generally more affordable than non-volatile storage solutions powered by multi-level cell (MLC) flash. “We will begin shipping …

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Samsung plans to release 4TB SSDs in early 2016

Samsung Electronics is working on a new solid-state drive with 4TB capacity. The SSD will be available in early 2016, but its performance and pricing are yet unknown. Samsung 850 Pro solid-state drive with 4TB capacity will be based on the company’s third-generation 48-layer 3D V-NAND memory, reports AnandTech. While …

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Samsung unveils 950 Pro SSDs with up to 2.5GB/s read speeds

Samsung Electronics has introduced its new family of solid-state drives that offer extreme performance and moderate pricing. The new SSDs come in M.2 form-factor, fully support NVMe protocol and use the company’s second-generation 3D V-NAND flash memory. The Samsung 950 Pro-series solid-state drives are based on the second generation MLC …

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Sales of solid-state drives hit $15 billion in 2014

The market of solid-state drives is growing exponentially. In fact, total available market of SSDs hit $15.1 billion in 2014, if the numbers from Transparency Market Research are to be believed. Moreover, SSD sales are expected to grow by 40 per cent next year. According to a new market report …

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Sales of SSDs increase by 3% in the second quarter

Despite of the fact that sales of personal computers are decreasing, shipments of solid-state drives are rising, according to analysts from TrendFocus. Samsung continues to be the world’s largest supplier of NAND flash memory as well as solid-state drives and it is unlikely that this will change any time soon. Sales …

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Chairman of Tsinghua Unigroup visits the U.S. to discuss Micron bid

In a bid to re-start talks about possible acquisition of Micron Technology, Zhao Weiguo, the chairman of China-based Tsinghua Unigroup, this week visited the U.S. The results of his negotiations are unknown, but the visit clearly signals that the government-backed technology investment company considers Micron and computer memory technologies strategically …

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Micron readies second-gen 3D XPoint, working on all-new memory tech

The first commercial solid-state drives based on the recently introduced 3D XPoint non-volatile storage-class memory are yet to hit the market, but Intel Corp. and Micron Technology Corp. are already working on the second-generation 3D XPoint technology. Moreover, Micron is also designing an all-new memory technology that will further close …

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