DRAM prices go up
Published in Memory
07 September 2016

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 releases UFS memory card line
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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.

Power shortage might cause Flash shortage
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Trouble at Samsung plant might be sparking hoarding 


A power shortage at a key Samsung plant might cause a shortage of flash chips.

Flash is the only joy in the European storage market
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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.

Chrome to kill Flash soon
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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.

Adobe’s Flash tester behind the times
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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.

SK Hynix expanding memory making
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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.

EMC gets flash with new VMAX and DSSD
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Hard-drives getting out-of-date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.

TV companies about to shoot themselves in the foot
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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.

Nanya wants to get into 20nm process
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DRAM maker in deals with Kingston

Taiwanese DRAM maker is signing deals with Kingston and other DRAM makers to upgrade its 12 inch production process to 20nm.