Apple might return to China to make new and happy memories
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Price is important

Fruit and nutty cargo cult Apple is thinking to go to China for memory chips in iPhones, after a key Japanese partner had an output disruption.

Micron warns of component shortages
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Wednesday, 30 March 2022 12:35

Micron warns of component shortages


Prices will rise

Chipmaker Micron Technology warned that while production will not drop due to component shortages driven by the Ukraine crisis, costs are expected to rise.

Micron begins shipping 176-layer QLC NAND SSD
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Wednesday, 12 January 2022 12:37

Micron begins shipping 176-layer QLC NAND SSD


2400 SSD Billed as the most advanced NAND architecture

Micron has started volume shipments of the world's first 176-layer QLC NAND SSD.

SK Hynix allowed to buy Intel’s NAND memory business
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Thanks for the memory 

South Korea's SK Hynix  has received merger clearances from the Chinese antitrust authority for its acquisition of Intel NAND memory chip business.

Micron ships 176-layer TLC NAND flash
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Wednesday, 11 November 2020 12:59

Micron ships 176-layer TLC NAND flash


Faster, cheaper SSD drives for everyone eventually 

Micron has announced it's shipping 176-layer TLC NAND flash memory to customers in a a move that portends larger, faster and even cheaper SSD drives.

Intel flogs NAND to SKY Hynix
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Tuesday, 20 October 2020 11:13

Intel flogs NAND to SKY Hynix


US-China tensions not helping

Intel has agreed to sell its NAND memory chip business to SK Hynix for $9 billion in an all-cash deal that would propel the South Korean chipmaker to second in the global rankings.

Samsung launches QLC-based 860 QVO SSDs
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Wednesday, 28 November 2018 09:27

Samsung launches QLC-based 860 QVO SSDs


Same performance as MLC SSDs at 15c/GB

Samsung has officially announced its new 860 QVO SSD lineup based on 4-bit QLC (Quad Level Cell) NAND and Samsung's own MJX controller, which finally brings affordable SSD to the market, putting a lot of pressure on HDDs with 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB capacities.

NAND flash up four per cent
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Wednesday, 21 November 2018 11:40

NAND flash up four per cent


Third quarter Flash figures weakened by oversupply

Revenues of the global NAND flash industry increased 4.4 percent sequentially to US$17 billion in the third quarter of 2018, when the memory prices fell 10-15 percent on average.

ADATA announces SX950U 2.5-inch SATA SSD
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Wednesday, 14 March 2018 21:35

ADATA announces SX950U 2.5-inch SATA SSD


With 3D TLC NAND and Silicon Motion controller

ADATA has announced the replacement for its popular XPG SX950 SSD, the XPG SX950U, which will be available in capacities of up to 960GB and be based on 3D TLC NAND with Silicon Motion controller.

NAND flash getting pricey
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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.