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HBM3 to double bandwidth and pave way for 64GB GPUs

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We might still be waiting to see widespread use of HBM 2 in graphics cards but that isn’t slowing down news on the future of High Bandwidth Memory as this week, reports began popping up going over HBM3 and the improvements it should bring, including improved density, efficiency and more. …

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AMD started to work on HBM technology nearly a decade ago

The high-bandwidth memory (HBM) introduced along with AMD’s code-named “Fiji” graphics processing unit radically changes the way graphics adapters are built and also dramatically improves potential performance of future graphics processing units. But while HBM looks ingeniously simple on paper, it was extremely hard to develop and is not easy …

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Kingston remains world’s No. 1 memory module supplier

The year 2014 was very favourable for producers of dynamic random access memory as well as for makers of various DRAM modules thanks to rather high prices and stable demand for personal computers and other devices. Kingston Technology remained the top producer of memory modules on the planet with nearly …

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Samsung to expand DRAM production capacities – report

Samsung Electronics may want to increase its share of the market of computer memory as it is planning to expand DRAM production capacity, a media report claims. The expansion will unlikely negatively affect prices of dynamic random access memory in the second half of the year, but the fact that …

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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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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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Lite-On Group readies new brand for affordable SSDs

Lite-On Group, a large conglomerate of hardware manufacturers, is working on a new lineup of inexpensive solid-state drives. The new Zeta family of SSDs will be based on inexpensive controllers as well as on NAND flash memory from SK Hynix, which is pretty rare on the market of retail storage …

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SK Hynix begins to mass-produce 8GHz GDDR5 memory

SK Hynix, one of the world’s largest makers of dynamic random access memory, has initiated mass production of GDDR5 memory that can operate at 8Gb/s data-rate. The new memory chips are already available for graphics cards manufacturers and will be installed on new graphics adapters. The new GDDR5 memory chips from …

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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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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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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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Intel braces for DDR4 impact after Hynix explosions

Whether it was the minimal increase in performance for the Haswell processors or the terrible reception that Microsoft got for shipping Windows without the Start button – the PC market has not been kind to Intel recently. The chip giant’s situation could get even worse. KitGuru considers the consequences. Executives at …

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Far East memory shipments on hold after Hynix explosions

Following the huge chemical explosions that took out 15% of the world’s memory production a short while ago, KitGuru has now been in contact with several major memory companies and we have been told “Everything is on hold”. As KitGuru reported earlier today, Hynix fabrication plants 1 and 2 (FABs) …

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Hynix FABs on fire after chemical explosion

World DRAM prices are set to rocket as news comes in that Hynix FABs 1 and 2 have been engulfed in a ball of flame following a huge chemical explosion. UPDATE: We have just heard that several major memory suppliers have stopped shipments – read more here. Reports are still …

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SSD prices jump as Toshiba cuts production

Supply and demand it at work in the SSD market – and it appears to be pushing pricing up. KitGuru wonders if a complete series of ‘SSD price drop’ stories might now need to get published in reverse. When all is said and done, there are only a handful of …

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