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.
Trouble at mill
Toshiba has had to push back its timeline to clinch a sale of its flash memory chip unit, saying the $18 billion deal was being held up due to differences of opinion within the consortium chosen as preferred bidder.
Japanese consortium with deep pockets might win
Toshiba has named a consortium made up of the Innovation Network of Japan, Bain Capital and Development Bank of Japan, as the preferred bidders for its memory business.
Auction might be scuppered.
Western Digital is going for a court injunction to prevent Toshiba from flogging its chip business without the U.S. firm's consent in a move that might scupper the auction.
Still fighting for a load of old Tosh
Western Digital may join a consortium of Japanese government money and KKR & Co LP to bid for Toshiba's chip unit.
Stay out of the sale of chip sale
Toshiba has told Western Digital not to interfere with the sale of its prized chip unit, disputing claims by the US outfit that it had breached a joint venture contract.
Industry attempts to close global supply shortages
According to sources within the memory industry, global production of 3D NAND flash memory chips is expected to expand substantially in the second half of 2017, exceeding the output of 2D NAND chips by the fourth quarter of the year.
Available in 4TB, 6TB and 8TB capacities this month
Toshiba’s semiconductor and storage subdivision has introduced its latest series of 3.5-inch N300 internal network attached storage (NAS) consumer hard drives to the US market. The drives are available in 4TB, 6TB and 8TB capacities and include a self-contained cache algorithm to optimize real-time buffer performance and minimize recovery time from data errors.
iPad maker might go for another pile old Tosh
The fruity cargo cult Apple is thinking of dropping a billion or two for the troubled Toshiba semiconductor unit.
8TB for business critical servers and shared storage systems
Toshiba America Electronic Components has announced volume availability of its next MG Series HDD – the MG05ACA800 – providing 8TB for business critical servers and shared storage systems.