Memory

SK Hynix this week announced financial results for its fiscal year 2016 and also revealed general plans for 2017. As expected, the company intends to start volume production of new types of memory and expand production capacities. What is noteworthy is that the company will primarily invest in the expansion of NAND flash manufacturing capacities, rather than the expansion of DRAM production, in the short-term future. DRAM: 21 nm Ramping, 18 nm(?) on Track for 2H 2017 SK Hynix began to make DRAM using its 21 nm fabrication process in late 2015. The manufacturer has been gradually expanding usage of the technology as well as improving its yields since then. By now, SK Hynix makes a wide range of its products (including mainstream DRAM, mobile DRAM...

Toshiba Announces Plan to Sell Minority Stake In NAND Flash Production Business

This morning Toshiba has announced that they will be spinning off their chip production business as part of a broader plan to sell off a minority stake in the...

1 by Ryan Smith & Anton Shilov on 1/27/2017

Toshiba Is Studying The Possibility of Spinning Off NAND Flash Production

Toshiba on Wednesday confirmed that it is studying the possibility of splitting its NAND flash business into a separate company. While nothing has been decided as this point, the...

11 by Anton Shilov on 1/19/2017

SK Hynix Announces 8 GB LPDDR4X-4266 DRAM Packages

SK Hynix on Monday officially announced the industry’s first 8 GB LPDDR4X (LP4X) packages for next-generation mobile devices. The new memory chips not only increase DRAM performance but also...

4 by Anton Shilov on 1/11/2017

G.Skill Announces Trident Z DDR4 DIMMs for Kaby Lake CPUs

G.Skill on Wednesday introduced its new high-end DDR4 memory modules tested for compatibility with Intel’s new Core processors featuring the Kaby Lake microarchitecture. The new Trident Z modules come...

1 by Anton Shilov on 1/4/2017

SK Hynix to Build a New NAND Fab, Upgrade Existing DRAM Fab

SK Hynix on Thursday announced plans to build a new manufacturing facility to produce NAND flash memory in South Korea, and also upgrade its DRAM production plant in China...

15 by Anton Shilov on 12/23/2016

G.Skill Announces Trident Z RGB Illumination to DDR4

G.Skill this week has announced a new addition to its Trident Z family of high-performance DDR4 memory modules aimed at modders. The new Trident Z RGB will feature software-controllable...

11 by Anton Shilov on 12/21/2016

SK Hynix Updates Lineup: 8 GB LPDDR4 DRAM Packages for Mobile Devices

SK Hynix has quietly added its new 8 GB LPDDR4 package to the family of mobile DRAM offerings. The new package paves the way for single-package smartphones and tablets...

9 by Anton Shilov on 12/20/2016

Crucial Announces DDR4-2666 DIMMs for Upcoming Server Platforms

Crucial this week introduced an expansion of its server-grade modules lineup with DDR4-2666 offerings. The new DIMMs will be compatible with some of the current as well as upcoming...

4 by Anton Shilov on 12/16/2016

Micron Completes Acquisition of Inotera Memories

Micron this month completed acquisition of Inotera Memories, a DRAM production company it has co-owned for eight years controlled its output for three years. The acquisition is designed to...

1 by Anton Shilov on 12/12/2016

Transcend Introduces Extreme Temperature DDR4 SO-DIMMs

Transcend last week introduced a family of DDR4 SO-DIMMs that can operate in extreme temperature conditions. The modules are designed for industrial computers, special-purpose PCs, POS, ATM and other...

8 by Anton Shilov on 11/28/2016

Samsung Introduces 8 GB LPDDR4-4266 Package for Mobile Devices

Samsung this week announced its first LPDDR4 memory chips made using its 10nm-class DRAM fabrication technology. The new DRAM ICs feature the industry’s highest density of 16 Gb, are...

40 by Anton Shilov on 10/21/2016

G.Skill Shows Off Trident Z 8x8 GB and 8x16 DDR4-3333 Memory Kits

When Intel launched its new Core i7 Broadwell-E processors for high-end desktops earlier this year, all leading makers of motherboards released their new breed of Intel X99-based products that...

0 by Anton Shilov on 8/23/2016

Hot Chips 2016: Memory Vendors Discuss Ideas for Future Memory Tech - DDR5, Cheap HBM, & More

Continuing our Hot Chips 2016 coverage for the evening, along with the requisite presentations on processors, several of the major players in the memory industry are also at the...

11 by Ryan Smith on 8/23/2016

SK Hynix Adds HBM2 to Catalog: 4 GB Stacks Set to Be Available in Q3

SK Hynix has quietly added its HBM Gen 2 memory stacks to its public product catalog earlier this month, which means that the start of mass production should be...

43 by Anton Shilov on 8/1/2016

Patriot Adds Two Dual-Channel DDR4-3733 Memory Kits into Lineup

Patriot this week unveiled two new DDR4 kits rated to run at DDR4-3733. The dual-channel kits are designed for Intel’s latest platforms and belong to Patriot’s Viper Elite and...

12 by Anton Shilov on 7/29/2016

Price Check Q3 2016: DRAM Prices Down Over 20% Since Early 2016

Slow sales in the first half of 2016 have negatively affected suppliers of virtually all of PCs, tablets and smartphone components. Producers of DRAM typically suffer more than others...

37 by Anton Shilov on 7/25/2016

Corsair Unveils Vengeance LED Modules: DDR4 Gets Lighting, 4333 MT/s Data-Rate

Corsair has introduced its Vengeance LED family of memory modules designed for enthusiasts of high-performance PCs and modders. The fresh range of Corsair’s memory combines new design featuring LED...

18 by Anton Shilov on 6/29/2016

Kingston Updates HyperX DDR4 Lineup with DDR4-3000, DDR4-3200 Modules

Following Intel’s announcement of the new Core i7 Broadwell-E lineup of HEDT processors with six, eight and ten cores, Kingston has recently refreshed its HyperX family of DDR4 memory...

8 by Anton Shilov on 6/10/2016

Patriot to Release Viper DDR4-2400, DDR4-2800 SO-DIMMs for Laptops

Patriot Memory has introduced its first enthusiast-class DDR4 SO-DIMMs for high-performance-notebooks and small form-factor PCs. The new Patriot Viper modules will combine fairly high clock-rates with decent capacities, thus...

6 by Anton Shilov on 6/2/2016

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