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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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Intel demos 3D XPoint-based Optane SSD, set to launch it in 2016

Intel Corp. on Tuesday demonstrated Optane, the world’s first solid-state drive based on its 3D XPoint memory jointly developed by Intel and Micron. The company said once again that the new type of memory will enable considerably higher performance than existing NAND flash. Intel Optane SSDs featuring breakthrough performance will …

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Rambus unveils its first R+ chips for server memory modules

Throughout its history, Rambus has received royalties from other makers of chips for its patents. However, on Monday the company introduced its own ICs designed to improve server-class memory modules. The company will sell the products to interested parties itself. The first in a family of R+ chips, the RB26 …

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Micron, Seagate unveil jointly-developed SSDs with up to 4TB capacity

Micron Technology and Seagate Technology on Tuesday introduced their first jointly-developed solid-state drives for datacentres. The new SSDs are designed for enterprise applications, such as data analytics, financial transactions and media streaming. The Micron S600DC-series and the Seagate S1200.2-series drives use Micron’s advanced NAND flash along with Seagate’s SAS-related technologies. …

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Acquisition of Micron by Tsinghua could lead to DRAM oversupply

Financial analysts believe that the rumoured takeover of Micron Technology by China-based Tsinghua Unigroup could lead to a major change of Micron’s policies in regards of expansion of production capacities. If Tsinghua acquires Micron and starts to build new fabs to gain market share, this could result in oversupply of …

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Chinese group could acquire Micron to boost local memory industry

Tsinghua Unigroup, a China-based investment company that controls Spreadtrum Communications and RDA Microelectronics, reportedly wants to acquire Micron Technology, the world’s third largest maker of DRAM and the No. 4 maker of NAND flash. China may need Micron in a bid to boost its homegrown memory industry and secure supply …

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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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Micron: We will close technological gap with Samsung with 16nm DRAM

Micron Technology, the world’s third largest maker of computer memory, plans to close its process technology gap with market leader Samsung Electronics with its next-generation fabrication technology in the coming years. The firm hopes that its new manufacturing process will help it to lower costs and increase performance of its …

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Samsung putting pressure on DRAM prices – analyst

Some market observers believe that prices of dynamic random access memory are about to increase, which will significantly improve profitability of DRAM producers. While this is essentially correct, there are reports that Samsung Electronics is dropping prices of memory in a bid to boost revenues, which could hurt other manufacturers’ …

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DRAM prices hit new lows in May – report

Prices of dynamic random access memory have been declining rather rapidly this year because of weak demand for personal computers and tablets. According to a media report, DRAM prices are the lowest in about 26 months. DRAM sport prices dropped around 9 per cent in the second quarter of 2015, …

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Intel bids adieu to DDR3: Majority of ‘Skylake-S’ mainboards to use DDR4

Intel Corp.’s upcoming code-named “Skylake-S” microprocessor will promote the new DDR4 memory standard considerably more aggressively than it was initially believed. Although integrated memory controller of “Skylake” supports different types of DRAM, the processors will not officially support DDR3, but will only be compatible with a low-power version of the …

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Micron begins trial production of DRAM using 10nm-class process tech

Micron Technology said this week that it had already begun trial production of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chips using its 10nm-class fabrication process. The manufacturing technology is still under development, but trial production indicates that it is proceeding as planned. “1x nanometer DRAM development is also proceeding well and …

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Nvidia ‘Pascal’ GPUs to offer up to 10X higher speed than ‘Maxwell’

At its GPU Technology Conference Nvidia Corp. revealed some details about its next-generation code-named “Pascal” architecture of graphics processing units. As expected, the new GPUs will feature numerous innovations that will provide significant benefits in performance in various types of applications. Nvidia noted three key technologies that the “Pascal” GPUs will have: …

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DRAM will remain in short supply this year – analyst

Even though Samsung Electronics plans to increase its manufacturing capacities for dynamic random access memory later this year, analysts believe that this will not create an oversupply on the DRAM market. The reasons for that are transitions to bigger memory dies as well as growing demand for higher memory capacities …

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