Articles about memory

Samsung Starts To Produce 256GB Storage Chips
It was just last month that Samsung made a splash by introducing its 256GB UFS2.0 memory chips which will no doubt target the mobile device market, and we were left wondering as to just how soon would it be before we are able to pick up devices that come with 256GB of storage space right out of the box. Well, it looks like the wait is definitely shortened with word […]

Persistent Memory Solution From Micron Announced
Micron has just announced their brand new persistent memory solution, which means that the Micron DDR4 NVDIMM technology happens to be their maiden, commercially available persistent memory solution that is capable of accelerating access when it boils down to large data sets. Production of the 8GB DDR4 NVDIMM would mean one can now enjoy a special balance of latency, bandwidth, capacity and cost, achieving ultra-fast DRAM-like access to critical data […]

Air Traffic System Failed Because Of Lacking Computer Memory
They say that flying is one of the safest modes of traveling, and statistically speaking, it is safer than walking on the street or driving a car. Well, there are cock-ups that might happen during a flight as well, otherwise we would not have series like Seconds From Disaster, but thankfully, those are far and few in between, and lessons from the past have been well learnt to protect passengers […]

Hybrid Memory Cube Paves The Road To A Bright Future
There does not seem to be anything that modern day technology cannot do, and when it comes to memory for computers and other kinds of consumer electronics devices, those tend to expand exponentially when it comes to the total capacity. Well, the Hybrid Memory Cube Consortium has been working for quite the longest time already on developing a standard for for its technology, taking 17 months or so to date, […]

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Samsung pushes LPDDR3 memory into next-gen devices
At Uplinq I met representatives of Samsung who are promoting the LPDDR3 memory designed for the next-generation smartphones and tablets. LPDDR is also known as “mobile DDR” and it is a type of memory that can consume 10X less power in standby mode, when compared to typical “PC” DDR3 memory. Obviously, this is a big deal because most of the time, your smartphone is in standby mode, doing very little. […]

Panasonic, Samsung, Sandisk, Sony and Toshiba form the Next Generation Secure Memory Initiative
Remember the Full HD 3D glasses initiative that was formed by Panasonic, Samsung, Sony and X6D? Well it looks like those companies (minus X6D) are back again, this time with Sandisk and Toshiba to form the Next Generation Secure Memory Initiative. The five companies will be creating a content protection technology for flash memory cards such as SD cards and various storage devices.

AMD Radeon Memory should be an easy choice
Yes you read that right, AMD Radeon is now a memory brand as well… When it comes to PC memory, things usually come down to reading the specs of your motherboard and head to an online retailer, except in two cases: first, when you want to absolute best performance via overclocking. This is tricky because not all memory module will withstand being run to the limit of today’s silicon. Secondly, […]

Monster and SDJ Technologies enter into memory storage deal
Monster and SDJ Technologies have come together to develop a new “Monster Digital” brand that will handle memory storage needs, which seems pretty out of whack considering how Monster’s expertise lies in rolling out high-performance headphones more often than not, although they do make forays into connectivity solutions and consumer electronics accessories.

iPhone 4S has 512MB RAM (Rumor)
We all know what a hit the iPhone 5 (now officially known as the iPhone 4S) would be, the question was not whether it would be a hit or not, but rather, just how big of a hit it would end up as. I guess the question has been answered upon hearing that this particular smartphone has already raked up more than a million in orders in pre-sales. Having said […]

Samsung "Green" DDR3 Memory Modules
What’s not Green these days? Samsung has released low voltage 30nm RDIMM DDR3 4Mbit memory modules aimed at the server market. They have the particularity of running at only 1.25V , while popular memory modules often run at 1.5V or 1.7V.It may not sound like much, it’s a whopping 60% savings over the previous generation of 40nm 2Gb DDR3 memory modules. If you scale that over thousands of computers in […]

Glass memory preserves data for centuries
Who would have thought that something as simple as glass could actually be cobbled together to become something totally different – in this case, glass is used in computer memory that makes it far more stable and resilient compared to what you find in modern hard drives that are in the market. According to British researchers, they managed to do this by using lasers to rearrange atoms in glass, since […]

Search engines change how our memory works
Thanks to Google and other search engines out there, life with the internet has become extremely convenient. Google’s not so recent changes to its search engine (autocomplete, instant search) in addition to fast internet connections has helped users cut down a lot of time spent typing unnecessary words or waiting for results.

Apacer announces new industrial SD card for embedded systems
While most SD cards are good enough for a wide range of consumers, Apacer has announced a new type of SD card that’s been designed for use in embedded systems in harsh environments.  No word on what these SD cards will be called, but they will be compliant with the Ver. 2.0 standard and SDHC Class 10 high-speed transmission so there’s no need for hardware manufacturers to create new SD […]

Verbatim Store 'n' Stay USB Drive is the size of a dime
Tired of misplacing USB thumb drives because you have to keep removing them from your laptop every time you pack it up to move somewhere? Well, the folks at Verbatim have got some good news for you. They’ve just announced a new series of USB drives called the Store ‘n’ Stay. Featuring a tiny foot print, no larger than a dime, these memory sticks can stay plugged in to your […]

Elpida Develops Thinner Memory For Smartphones And Tablets
Elpida Memory and their subsidiary Akita Elpida Memory recently announced that they have managed to develop a technology that would allow them to mass-produce a four layer DRAM package that will only be 0.8 millimeters thick, a 20% reduction from the current 1.0mm four layer packages, which would allow more memory to be packed into mobile phones and tablets.If you’ve ever wanted a thinner smartphone or tablet or you were […]

Toshiba introduces Write Once SD card
Toshiba has just introduced one of the oddest SD cards ever. Called the Toshiba Write Once, this SD card functions just like a regular SD Card – except that you can only write on it once. This means that whatever you store on the card will be forever preserved like a non-rewritable CD/DVD/Blu-ray disc. Files written onto the card can’t be erased, or modified, you can’t even format the card […]

Kingston HyperX Plug and Play memory announced
When it comes to high performance memory modules, it goes without saying that Kingston has a name and reputation to protect in this area – and they certainly intend to live up to expectations with the latest release which will come in the form of the Kingston HyperX Plug and Play memory. This will be plug-and-play, being part of a series of high-performance enthusiast memory. The HyperX PnP in fact […]

Certified Windows Phone 7 microSD cards now on sale
Remember when Windows Phone 7 devices were first launched, users were warned not to change the memory cards inside their phones on their own? And that regular microSD cards could possibly ruin the phone? Everyone was told to wait for certified memory cards to arrive, and now it looks like they’re finally here. The folks at engadget have spotted a fresh stock of certified 8GB Class 4 microSDHC cards at […]

Addonics lets you turn your CF or CFast cards into a solid state drive
Do you have loads of CF/CFast cards lying around the house doing nothing? Wish you could do something more with them besides using them for backup memory cards when your main ones fail? Addonics has come up with a solution to that problem. Called the CF/CFast Drive, it is a 5 ¼” drive bay that has 6 slots for you to plug in with your CF/CFast cards. After plugging it […]

Delkin USB 3.0 Universal Memory Card Reader is speedy
Delkin has announced the release of a new USB 3.0 Universal Memory Card Reader, and just like its name describes, it is a USB 3.0 device that makes it stand out from other memory card readers out there. According to Delkin, the USB 3.0 Universal Memory Card Reader is capable of transferring data at  speeds of up to 5Gb/s with actual speeds approximated around 3.2 Gb/s, or 400 MB/s; over […]