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Samsung announces new NAND flash facility

Today Samsung announced its plans to expand its NAND flash production capacity in Pyeongtaek, Korea. Samsung said that the facility is being constructed to address upcoming data centre and mobile demands. Construction of the new facility started in May of this year and, if everything goes according to plan, it …

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Samsung begins mass production of 10nm-class DRAM

Samsung has become the first company to begin mass producing 10nm-class DRAM, using a new process known as argon fluoride immersion lithography, which takes over from the previous extreme ultraviolet process. Samsung will be releasing 8GB DDR4 RAM using these new chips, which offer improved data rates and power efficiency …

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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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