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Seagate and Micron ink strategic SSD pact

Micron Technology and Seagate Technology have signed a strategic partnership agreement. Under the terms of the pact, Seagate will build solid-state drives based on NAND flash memory produced by Micron, whereas the latter will be able to use the former’s enterprise storage IP, which will be beneficial for both companies. …

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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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G.Skill introduces 3.40GHz DDR4 memory modules

G.Skill, a leading maker of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) modules for enthusiasts, has unveiled its first 3.40GHz DDR4 memory chips. While the company is not the first to announce 3.40GHz DDR4 solutions, it will be the first to actually ship appropriate DDR4 memory modules in volume. G.Skill’s Ripjaws 4 …

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Micron: We are sampling 8Gb GDDR5 for 8GB graphics cards

Graphics cards with 8GB of memory will likely become relatively widespread this year as another manufacturer of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) has announced that it had begun sampling of 8Gb GDDR5 chips. “We are seeing good progress of our eight gigabit GDDR5 technology as we are shipping engineering samples …

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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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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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Micron unveils M600 SSDs: 16nm NAND, dynamic write acceleration

Micron Technology on Tuesday rolled-out its new line-up of solid-state drives for high-performance personal computers and other devices. The new drives feature reduced power consumption, improved write speed and some other advantages compared to previous-generation SSDs from Micron. Micron’s M600 solid-state drives are based on 128Mb NAND flash memory chips …

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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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First non-IBM Power8 servers set to emerge early in 2015

Last year IBM established the OpenPower consortium and opened up Power8 processor specifications and architecture to its partners. The goal of the organization is to create an eco-system of Power8-based servers designed for future data centers and cloud computing. The first fruits of the collaboration may become available already early …

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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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AMD’s Carrizo APUs rumoured to feature integrated HBM memory

One of the advantages that some of Intel Corp.’s integrated graphics processors (IGPs) have compared to AMD’s IGPs is a large level four cache that is used to store frequently used data. While at present AMD’s integrate graphics adapters are still faster compared to Intel’s, in the future the latter …

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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 details Xeon Phi ‘Knights Landing’ co-processor for HPC

At the International Supercomputing Conference in Leipzig, Germany, Intel Corp. unveiled additional details regarding its next-generation Xeon Phi co-processor code-named “Knights Landing.” As it appears, the KNL chip will not only offer breakthrough performance, but it will also provide breakthrough programmability thanks to the fact that it will feature modern …

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Crucial preps SSDs powered by 16nm NAND flash memory

Crucial, a division of Micron Technology, plans to introduce the world’s first solid-state drive based on Micron’s NAND flash memory made using 16nm process technology early next month. The new SSD will reportedly be showcased at Computex Taipei 2014 trade-show. The fresh drives promise to be significantly less expensive than …

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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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Micron Technology promises TLC NAND flash memory in Q4 2014

Micron Technology, one of the world’s leading maker of DRAM and NAND flash memory, said that late this year the company would offer triple-level cell NAND flash made using 16nm process technology. Such memory could enable very cost-efficient flash-based storage devices, including solid-state drives in 2015. “Our 16nm NAND yields …

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