Crucial shows up with Ballistix Tactical Tracer RGB DDR4 memory
Published in Memory


Coming in 8GB and 16GB modules and up to 3,000MHz

Crucial has unveiled its latest Ballistix DDR4 memory modules and kits, which will offer RGB LEDs and come in module capacities of 8GB and 16GB with frequencies of up to 3,000MHz.

Samsung booms as chip sales slow
Published in Processors
Friday, 06 April 2018 11:58

Samsung booms as chip sales slow


Record first-quarter profit

Samsung Electronics has recorded at a record first quarter profit on Friday, but market reaction was muted due to growing concerns that the semiconductor boom that has driven the South Korean tech giant’s earnings is about to end.

Kingston expands its HyperX Fury and Impact DDR4 memory lineup
Published in Memory


Reaching frequencies of up to 3,466MHz

Kingston has announced that it has expanded both the Fury desktop and Impact mobile DDR4 memory lineup with frequencies now reaching up to 3,466MHz for the desktop and 3,200MHz for the mobile lineup.

G.Skill announces DDR4-4700 Trident Z RGB memory kit
Published in Memory


Fastest memory kit with RGB heatsink

After showing off DDR4-4800 kit at the Computex show back in June last year and breaking the world record by getting its resident overclocker to push it to 5,500MHz just a few days later, G.Skill has now officially announced its fastest 16GB DDR4-4700 DDR4 Trident Z RGB memory kit.

Chip sales soared in 2017
Published in News
Monday, 05 February 2018 16:53

Chip sales soared in 2017


It's a record

The market for semiconductors worldwide saw sales rise by 21.6 percent and worth $412 billion.

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.

Toshiba considers IPO for memory unit
Published in Memory
Monday, 22 January 2018 12:15

Toshiba considers IPO for memory unit

 
Plan B if Bain sale falls through

Toshiba is considering an IPO of its prized memory chip business if an agreed $18 billion sale of the unit to Bain Capital fails to gain antitrust approval by the end of March

Samsung starts mass production of 16Gb GDDR6 chips
Published in Graphics


Based on 10nm-class manufacturing process

Samsung has announced that it has started mass production of 16Gb GDDR6 memory chips, offering twice the speed and density levels compared to currently available GDDR5 memory chips.

Surprise memory price drop
Published in Memory
Monday, 15 January 2018 12:49

Surprise memory price drop


Chip boom might not last

After an 18 month boom, there has been a sudden drop in some memory prices, which is causing jitters among investors who had thought the chip boom would last at least another year.

Intel and Micron end partnership
Published in News
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 11:29

Intel and Micron end partnership


Thanks for the memories

Intel and Micron are to pull the plug on their long-running partnership on 3D NAND flash memory by early next year.