Items tagged with Micron

Earlier today, before the onslaught of consumer tech goodness that is CES 2011, our man Mat Miranda had a chance to catch up with Micron representatives at the Storage Vision 2011 conference that is taking place before the big show opens in sunny Las Vegas.  Micron it appears is readying their next generation of SSDs to follow-up their... Read more...
In general, bigger is better. But not always. Sometimes, smaller is better. But sometimes, smaller can lead to bigger, which is definitely better. Got all that? If you're a memory expert, you probably have no trouble understanding that, as the smaller the process technologies become, the bigger flash storage... Read more...
Micron, who you might recognize better as the parent company of Crucial, has come up with a new line of solid state drives aimed squarely at the enterprise environment. Dubbed RealSSD P300, this new series comes out of the gates with SATA 6Gbps support -- a first ever for the enterprise market -- and up to 44,000 IOPS reads and 16,000 IOPS... Read more...
Process technologies continue to shrink at an alarming rate. It wasn't long ago that 65nm seemed tiny, and now Intel is shipping out NAND Flash based around 25nm. In short, shrinking the production size enables manufacturers to squeeze more memory, power, etc. onto an existing form factor. In other words, CPU sockets... Read more...
Secure Digital cards may be all the rage these days, but true photographing professionals probably have no interest. Even today, most higher-end DSLRs use CompactFlash cards alone, and if you rely on rapid-fire continuous shooting to get "the perfect shot," Lexar's new pair of cards might be worth a look. The company... Read more...
We are back this week to talk about some serious HotHardware with our friends at TechVi, including some new notebooks and netbooks from Lenovo and Acer, Intel and Nokia joining forces to create a new mobile platform, and a high-end, solid state drive from Micron that burned through our benchmarks... Show Notes: 0:30 - Lenovo ThinkPad Edge... Read more...
Initially, only a couple of companies laid the foundation for storage processors when solid state drives first arrived, now we have a broad range of options to choose from. Intel, Samsung, JMicron, Indilinx, and Sandforce, all make SSD controllers, just to name a few. Today we're going to show you yet another new SSD based on a new controller... Read more...
Looking at current solid state drive market, it's easy to draw some parallels with the early days of 3D on the PC. When 3D graphics cards first hit the scene (before the term GPU was coined), there were only a few major players, i.e. 3dfx, Tseng Labs, S3, etc. As the technology was more accepted by consumers, however, numerous other manufactures,... Read more...
NOR doesn't receive nearly the attention that NAND does in the memory world, but it's just as important for companies in the industry. In many ways, the two technologies are similar, but two main differences set them apart: first, the connections of the individual memory cells are different, and secondly, the... Read more...
Before long, you'll need a microscope to see the DIMM you're trying to install in your new gaming rig. Sure, we're exaggerating somewhat, but process technologies continue to shrink at a record rate. Micron has been making news lately with their advancements in NAND technology, and now the company has partnered with Nanya in order to unveil... Read more...
Our weekly video podcast with our friends at TechVi returns after a short CES-induced hiatus as we talk about some of the latest developments in the world of technology. In this show, we cover Intel and Micron's joint 25nm NAND Flash announcement, Alienware's new M11x tiny gaming notebook, the iPad, and the upcoming NVIDIA GF100. Show Notes:... Read more...
IM Flash Technologies is a joint venture between Intel and Micron which produces NAND flash memory. With a focus on research and development, IMFT has doubled NAND density approximately every 18 months. In 2006, they started production with a 50nm process, then moved to a 40nm process in 2008. This inevitably leads to smaller, more affordable... Read more...
IM Flash Technologies is a joint venture between Intel and Micron that is targeted for producing NAND flash memory. With a focus on research and development, IMFT has doubled NAND density approximately every 18 months. In 2006, they started production with a 50nm process, then moved to a 40nm process in 2008. This co-development inevitably... Read more...
Micron's no stranger to the world of flash memory, but it looks like the company is dead-set on going head-to-head with the Seagates and Western Digitals of the world. The new RealSSD C300 solid state drive is reportedly the first to deliver native SATA 6GB/s performance, which should mean that it does great in the benchmarks that are sure... Read more...
For many, it's not difficult to remember back when USB flash drives topped out at around 8GB and demanded a near fortune. Today, these minuscule drives are near ubiquitous, and with flash prices in free fall, a rather sizable one (capacity wise, not size wise) can be had for not too much dough.But, even big... Read more...
You've heard of memory, and you've heard of RAM. Heck, you may even know a thing or two about DIMMs. But have you any knowledge whatsoever on LRDIMMs? Those very modules are being unveiled today courtesy of Micron Technology, which has introduced the industry’s first DDR3 load-reduced, dual-inline memory module (LRDIMM). In short, these reduce... Read more...
Micron Technology announced the mass production of new NAND flash memory products using a 34-nanometer process technology. In coordination with the announcement, Lexar, a subsidiary of Micron, announced plans to take advantage of the new 34nm NAND products by offering a range of flash memory cards and USB flash drives that use the technology.Micron’s... Read more...
Samsung just got done wowing us with a memory announcement of its own, and now Micron is dashing in to ensure that it too receives a bit of RAM attention this week. Catering to performance-oriented notebook users, Micron has announced that users can now take advantage of optimized battery life and portability with a new line of low-voltage,... Read more...
With Mobile World Congress just around the corner, not to mention rival SanDisk pumping out a few self-flattering press releases regarding NAND memory earlier this week, Micron has dropped a bomb of new information in the mobile memory space.For starters, Micron is introducing a suite of NAND software solutions for mobile handset designers... Read more...
When it comes to memory technologies, there are a few major names in the industry that are essentially the primary sources of the chip-level technologies that drive the market.  When it comes to DRAM and Flash memory, Samsung, Intel and of course Micron, are a few of the big names.  Lately, though DRAM technologies have taken a sleepy... Read more...
Solid-state memory is the future. Micron and Intel, working together, have brought us closer to that future with the announcement of  a new flash  memory architecture that more than doubles both read and write speeds for solid-state memory devices.IM Flash Technologies, a joint venture between Intel and Micron, has developed an 8G-bit... Read more...
It is no secret that Advanced Micro Devices hasn't had the best couple of quarters, but they seem to have a very deep strategy for getting back in black.  Obviously that strategy includes excellent new products such as the Radeon HD 3000 series and the Phenom CPUs and chipsets, but that's only part of the picture.Apparently AMD has entered... Read more...
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