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In case you haven't noticed, the era of artificial intelligence (AI) is being ushered in at a blistering pace, thanks in large parts to NVIDIA's high-end GPU and accelerator solutions—its data center business outpaced its gaming division by 4X last quarter (in terms of revenue). Of course, it takes a village, as well... Read more...
The State of New York is allocating $10 billion in a new partnership with various semiconductor companies such as IBM, Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron, and Micron. The goal is to establish a research and development center at NY CREATES’ Albany NanoTech Complex that will work on next-generation semiconductors... Read more...
Back in the old days, solid state drive (SSD) storage was mostly relegated to the PC platform. That changed with the introduction of the PlayStation 5 (and new PS5 Slim) and Xbox Series X, both of which shed spinning platters in favor of NAND flash memory, and gamers are better off for it. So it's no surprise that... Read more...
Although Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is the star of the show when it comes to showcasing the next generation of smartphones and their performance, a processor can only do so much on its own. Fast memory is required to give such a cutting-edge chip the leg room it needs to perform, and to that end Micron and... Read more...
If you saw that headline and thought, "but wait, DDR5-7200 has been around a while now," remember that almost all of the DDR DIMMs that you buy as an end user are overclocked. When you buy a G.SKILL or Teamgroup memory kit that's rated for DDR4-4000, DDR5-6400, or DDR5-7200, you're almost assuredly buying a kit with... Read more...
Micron just put out a press release crowing about its latest achievement: 8-high HBM3 Gen2 memory stacks with up to 24GB of capacity and a 50% improvement in per-pin transfer rate over extant HBM3. That raises the data rate to 9.2 Gbps, which sounds low until you realize that we're talking about massively-parallel... Read more...
Every major graphics product out right now uses either GDDR6, GDDR6X, or HBM3 memory, and the latter option only really exists for super-computing chips like NVIDIA's Hopper H100, AMD's Instinct MI250X, and Intel's Data Center GPU Max. GDDR6 and GDDR6X are the standards of our day, and they're really the same... Read more...
Micron has announced that it is sending samples of its latest Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 4.0 ICs to smart device makers. Devices using these new NAND chips will benefit from double speed transfers compared to the previous gen UFS 3.1 solutions. The headlining figure given by Micron is that transfers of up to... Read more...
Crucial T700: Starting At $209 (1TB), $369 (2TB w/ Heatsink) The PCIe 5 Crucial T700 enthusiast-class SSD pairs Micron 232-layer 3D NAND flash to the Phison E26 controller with fantastic results. Class-Leading Performance Bleeding Edge NAND For Desktops / Workstation Only Price Premium After showing them off over the last few months,... Read more...
The United States' relationship with China, especially regarding technology, has been strenuous at best since at least when the U.S. declared several Chinese companies a threat to national security in 2012. This rhetoric has continued through today but has usually come from the side of the U.S. government. However... Read more...
A report emanating from a Chinese tech news source asserts that the next generation of NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards are “expected” to come packing GDDR7 memory. It is also claimed that the next-gen NVIDIA lineup, unsurprisingly referenced as the RTX 50 series by the source, will be the first graphics cards featuring... Read more...
Micron announced that it is shipping the world’s first client SSD using NAND flash with over 200 layers. The Micron 2550 NVMe SSD uses 232-layer TLC NAND, which the company says benefits consumers through density and power advantages. The Micron 2550 SSD is rated for sequential reads and writes of up to 5.0 GB/s... Read more...
Micron on Tuesday announced it has begun shipping qualification samples of its 1-beta DRAM technology to smartphone makers and chipset partners. In the process (pun intended), Micron is calling out the laws of physics for a showdown with its sophisticated lithography and nano-manufacturing, which have enabled the... Read more...
Micron announced plans to invest big money—up to $100 billion—to build what it claims will be the largest semiconductor fabrication facility in the history of the United States. Incidentally, the announcement comes around nine months after Intel unveiled plans to build a mega-site in Ohio, which in time the company... Read more...
As prices for PC memory kits and solid state drives (SSDs) continue to fall, NAND flash and memory chip makers are initiating what TrendForce has deemed a "rare production reduction." These are significant scale backs—Micron last month announced a "nearly 50 percent wafer fab equipment capex cut" compared to last... Read more...
As the chip shortage continues and tensions between China and Tawian rise, industry leaders and US lawmakers are looking to expand US semiconductor manufacturing capacity. Taiwan is home to the world’s largest chip maker, TSMC, but the firm’s foundry could disappear virtually overnight if China invades Taiwan to force... Read more...
Micron delivered some pretty big news today, saying it has begun volume production of the industry's first 232-layer triple-level cell (TLC) NAND flash memory chips with huge gains in area density, capacity, energy efficiency, and performance. In short, it's an improvement over 176-layer NAND in practically every... Read more...
Micron is developing 232-layer NAND flash memory and expects to ramp up production by the end of the calendar year. Announced this week at its Micron Investor Day 2022 event, Micron is pitching its 232-layer technology as the "world's most advanced" NAND flash memory solution to power what it says will be industry... Read more...
Micron this morning announced it has begun producing 16 gigabit (Gb) GDDR6X memory chips in volume, and claims it is the only memory maker supplying GDDR6X chips in that capacity. That's notable for a couple of reasons. For one, it represents a doubling of capacity, and secondly Micron says its 16Gb GDDR6X chips offer... Read more...
Are you thinking about selling off your kit of Crucial Ballistix DDR4 memory? You may want to reconsider before parting ways with what just became a piece of computing history. If you're into electronic collectibles, that is. Either way, it's the end of an era as Micron has made the decision to discontinue all... Read more...
You might own a 2TB solid state drive (SSD) with an NVMe interface, but not one as tiny as Micron's new 2400 model in the 22x30mm (M.2 2230) form factor. It is the smallest 2TB NVMe SSD ever made, and it is the direct result of Micron having begun volume shipments of the industry's first 176-layer quad-level cell... Read more...
If you head over to Newegg, you'll notice that almost all of the DDR5 memory listings carry the dreaded 'OUT OF STOCK' badge, and in all-caps for good measure. The only DDR5 kits available are from marketplace sellers who have jacked up pricing beyond the premium that DDR5 already commands. Given that Alder Lake is... Read more...
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