Look out Samsung
Chipzilla has seen how NAND flash storage rising and memory makers are speeding up 3D NAND flash product development and thought “I’ll be ‘aving some of that”.
Thanks to increased notebook demand
DRAM and NAND flash memory prices are forecast to increase in the fourth quarter of 2016, with contract prices for DRAM set to rise more than 10 percent.
256GB and speeds up to 530MB/s
Samsung has announced the introduction of the first Universal Flash Storage (UFS) memory card line-up, which it claims has capacities of up to 256GB and speeds up to 530MB/s.
Trouble at Samsung plant might be sparking hoarding
A power shortage at a key Samsung plant might cause a shortage of flash chips.
IDC reports gloom
The external storage systems revenues fell 4.9 per cent to $1.64 billion in the first quarter of 2016, with only Flash storeage doing well.
Google goes all Ming the Merciless
Google developers have announced a cunning plan to disable the playback of Flash content in Chrome by default and use HTML5 instead.
Chrome is more up-to-date
There has been a cock-up with Flash’s updates system which has left Chrome with a newer version of Flash than Adobe thinks is the latest.
Building a new chip plant by 2025
SK Hynix is building a new memory chip plant by 2025, joining an investment race driven by growing demand for semiconductors.
Hard-drives getting out-of-date
In sign that hard-drives are being replaced by flash, EMC has updated its VMAX line-up with new models that feature all-flash storage or the first time, and unveiled a new array line-up.
Plan to hold back programmes from web distribution for years
In a move which is almost certain to kill off television for good, the top TV companies are planning to declare war on web-distribution companies buy delaying the release of television programmes to them.