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Apple increases purchase of DRAM and NAND flash from Japan

09/22/2011, Apple’s relationship with Samsung is far from good. Prior to the recent wave of lawsuits and injunctions, Apple and Samsung enjoyed a relationship that made Apple Samsung’s biggest customer. Apple has ordered a range of components from Samsung, such...

Toshiba has higher performance NAND flash devices

07/28/2011, Toshiba recently announced that the company has spruced up their NAND flash portfolio by introducing a new range of higher performance 24-nanometer (nm) e-MMCTM devices. Wait here, e-what? Basically, these higher NAND flash devices will rely on...

Toshiba releases new 24nm SmartNAND

04/06/2011, Toshiba has just announced a new addition to its 24 nm NAND flash product family – the SmartNAND. Designed for portable devices such as media players, tablets and phones, the NAND flash chips are meant to make life easier for the host processor while...

Intel Solid State Drive 310 is tiny

12/29/2010, Intel has just released its Solid State Drive 310 Series that basically offers similar performance to the well-established X25M SSD but in a much smaller form factor : 1/8th of the X25M size. Intel envisions its customers using this new SSD 310 Series for...

Samsung mass produces 32Gb MLC NAND memory

12/01/2009, Samsung has started to mass produce 32Gb MLC NAND memory which supports an asynchronous DDR interface, having shipped out their inital batch to major OEMs. This NAND flash will see action in a variety of situations, including SSDs, SD memory cards and...

Apple Bullying Flash Memory Manufacturers?

11/30/2009, Apple might be a big customer of Hynix and Samsung, who deal in flash memory, but it seems that the relationship between said parties might not be all rosy. Word on the street is that Apple has been accused by anonymous industry sources that it bullies...

Samsung NAND flash memory is super thin

11/04/2009, Samsung broke new ground with a new NAND flash memory that manages to cram 32GB of storage space onto a single chip which is no more than 0.6mm thin, thanks to the use of extra-thin, “bare” packages which are as sturdy as its predecessors...

Apple Forks Out $500 Million For Flash Memory

07/22/2009, Apple, riding high on yet another favorable quarterly earnings report, has just announced that it recently forked out a cool half billion American dollars to Toshiba in order to snag a long-term supply of NAND for its mobile devices. This investment...