Toshiba announces 4-bit QLC NAND flash memory
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World's first 4-bit-per-cell 3D flash memory

Toshiba has announced the latest generation of 3D flash memory, the 4-bit-per-cell, quadruple-level cell (QLC) technology NAND flash memory.

Samsung sings stand by your NAND
Published in Memory
Monday, 29 May 2017 12:35

Samsung sings stand by your NAND


Plans more expansion in China

Samsung  is considering adding NAND memory chip production capacity at its manufacturing base in China.

NAND has security bug
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Monday, 29 May 2017 11:00

NAND has security bug


SSDs vulnerable to Rowhammer type attacks


NAND flash memory chips running solid-state drives (SSDs), include what could be called "programming vulnerabilities" that can be exploited to alter stored data or shorten the SSD's lifespan.

NAND price bubble continues to inflate
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Wednesday, 12 April 2017 11:00

NAND price bubble continues to inflate


Phison Electronics warns things will get worse


NAND flash prices have been inflating excessively lately and Phison Electronics chairman Khein Seng Pua warned that prices are set to go up again in the third quarter as end-market demand surges.

Toshiba shareholders approve NAND flash sale
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Turning flash into a load of old Tosh

Toshiba shareholders have approved a proposal to split off the Japanese company's prized NAND flash memory unit.

Tight NAND flash supply causes price jump
Published in Memory
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 10:48

Tight NAND flash supply causes price jump


More than 10 percent


Client-grade SSDs of mainstream capacities continue to see rising contract prices in the PC-OEM market during this first quarter.

NAND flash shortage will increase SSD and eMMC prices
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Ten per cent increase


Prices of SSDs and eMMC gear will increase by 10 percent next year due to a shortage of NAND flash,  according to beancounters at DRAMeXchange.

Toshiba unveils OCZ VX500 series SSD
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Tuesday, 13 September 2016 17:27

Toshiba unveils OCZ VX500 series SSD


Brings TLC prices with 15nm MLC NAND

Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has announced its newest OCZ VX500 SATA SSD series, which will be based on a Toshiba controller, 15nm MLC NAND and promises great price/GB with MLC-performance.

DRAM prices go up
Published in Memory
Wednesday, 07 September 2016 12:01

DRAM prices go up


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.

Samsung makes postage stamp-sized Flash SSD
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Wednesday, 01 June 2016 12:04

Samsung makes postage stamp-sized Flash SSD


Up to 512GB of NAND flash


Samsung has begun mass producing a new SSD which is smaller than a postage stamp.