Flash gets old and runs out of steam
Published in News
Thursday, 01 March 2018 11:04

Flash gets old and runs out of steam


Only used by eight percent of Chrome users

The percentage of daily Chrome users who've loaded at least one page containing Flash content per day has gone down from around 80 percent in 2014 to under eight percent in early 2018.

New zero day Flash bug in the wild
Published in News
Friday, 02 February 2018 11:37

New zero day Flash bug in the wild


A present from best Korea

South Korean authorities have issued a warning regarding a brand new Flash zero day exploit has been deployed in the wild after being written by the glorious North Korean leader and Apple fanboy Kim Jong-un. 

Western Digital results remove fears of memory chip downturn
Published in Memory


Everything is great

Western Digital has provided strong profit forecasts for the current quarter and the full year and said the flash memory market would grow faster this year.

Super Micro releases all-flash NVMe 1U SuperServer
Published in News


Able to leap over bottlenecks in a single bound

Super Micro has been showing the assorted throngs at CES its all-flash NVMe™ (Non-Volatile Memory Express) 1U SuperServer which can accommodate up to 36 hot-swap Samsung NGSFF NVMe SSDs.

NAND flash getting pricey
Published in Memory
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 11:59

NAND flash getting pricey


NAND flash prices continue to rise

Average selling prices for NAND flash memory chips rose three to 10 percent in the second quarter and are projected to continue rising through the third quarter.

Flash needs to be open sauce
Published in News
Monday, 31 July 2017 06:00

Flash needs to be open sauce


Otherwise a lot of history will disappear

A petition is asking Adobe to release Flash into the hands of the open-source community.

Flash player given three years to live
Published in News
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 06:00

Flash player given three years to live


As if anyone will care by then

Adobe has announced it will stop distributing and updating Flash Player at the end of 2020 and is encouraging web developers to migrate any existing Flash content to open standards.

NOR Flash oversupply a thing of the past
Published in Memory
Tuesday, 18 July 2017 06:00

NOR Flash oversupply a thing of the past


Big players have quit


It is looking like the global NOR flash memory market is no longer over-supplied now that Micron Technology and Cypress Semiconductor have quit low to medium capacity.

Toshiba announces 4-bit QLC NAND flash memory
Published in Memory


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.

AMD RX 480 successfully flashed to RX 580
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:37

AMD RX 480 successfully flashed to RX 580


Might work on some graphics cards

Several AMD Radeon RX 480 graphics cards have been successfully BIOS flashed to Radeon RX 580, allowing them to run at higher GPU clock speeds.