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...

Micron Announces 30nm DDR3L-RS Products

Micron recently announced the availability of their 30nm DDR3L-RS (formerly DDR3Lm) memory, which could prove particularly beneficial for Ultrabooks and other ultrathin computing devices. Just what is DDR3L-RS memory...

10 by Jarred Walton on 9/20/2012

Samsung Introduces 64GB UHS-I microSD and SD Cards

Samsung has just announced two new memory cards, both capable of storing 64GB of data. One is a full sized SD card, suitable for devices such as cameras and...

5 by Stefan Constantinescu on 8/29/2012

Micron To Acquire Elpida For $2.5 Billion

And then there were 5. For the better part of a year now the DRAM industry has been in a lurch due to low prices. As a result of soft...

7 by Ryan Smith on 7/3/2012

Rambus And NVIDIA Bury The Hatchet, Sign 5 Year Agreement

While Rambus has settled in one form or another with most of the major players in the computing industry, one of the remaining holdouts has been NVIDIA. NVIDIA has...

20 by Ryan Smith on 2/9/2012

Micron CEO Steve Appleton Dies in a Plane Crash

Micron's long time CEO, Steve Appleton, has died in a plane crash at the age of 51 at the Boise Airport on Friday morning. He was reportedly flying a...

10 by Kristian Vättö on 2/4/2012

Patriot SSDs, Flash, and Large Memory Applications

Patriot has been supplying memory products for some time now, and they had the usual assortment of SSDs, RAM, USB, and other Flash products on display in their suite...

4 by Jarred Walton on 1/10/2012

Introducing AMD’s Memory Brand

We discussed the availability of AMD branded memory modules earlier this month, but today AMD is officially unveiling information on their memory platform. There are a few major questions...

55 by Jarred Walton on 11/28/2011

Rambus Loses Major Antitrust Case Against Hynix & Micron

There are few companies in the tech world as infamous as Rambus, an IP-only RAM development firm. For the better part of 10 years now they have been engaged...

29 by Ryan Smith on 11/16/2011

Intel and Micron Develop Hybrid Memory Cube, Stacked DRAM is Coming

During the final keynote of IDF, Intel's Justin Rattner demonstrated a new stacked DRAM technology called the Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC). The need is clear: if CPU performance is...

19 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/15/2011

Kingston Shows off Business SF-2281 SSD & 64GB Sandy Bridge E

I dropped by Kingston's booth at the IDF tech showcase to check out two things this evening: Kingston's SSDNow KC100 and another Sandy Bridge E demo. The KC100 is...

11 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/13/2011

JEDEC Reveals Key Aspects of DDR4

DDR3 made its debut in mid-2007 when Intel released P35 chipset with support for DDR3. Today nearly all desktop, mobile and server platforms support DDR3. iSuppli estimates that DDR3...

34 by Kristian Vättö on 8/23/2011

AMD to Enter RAM Market with Radeon-branded DDR3

AMD's website suggests that the company will be entering the RAM market soon with their own RAM modules. The modules will be branded as Radeon, just like AMD's GPUs...

23 by Kristian Vättö on 8/8/2011

Sandy Bridge Memory Scaling: Choosing the Best DDR3

Intel's Second Generation Core processors, based on the Sandy Bridge architecture, include a number of improvements over the previous generation's Nehalem architecture. We’ll be testing one specific area today...

76 by Jared Bell on 7/25/2011

Patriot: 16GB is the new 8GB for Sandy Bridge-E

Patriot gave me a preview of their new Viper Xtreme Division4 DDR3 memory due out later this year. Patriot is targeting this new line at Sandy Bridge E systems...

52 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/1/2011

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About SDRAM (Memory): But Were Afraid to Ask

It started off as a simple enough memory review, but somewhere along the way we decided to dramatically expand the scope of our discussion and avoid the monotony...

47 by Rajinder Gill on 8/15/2010

Fastest Memory Race Heats Up - Corsair Announces 2533MHz DDR3

The whole 'fastest memory' halo product race is a bit of a farce. In terms of DDR3, Corsair started the race back in 2007 with their first set...

14 by Ian Cutress on 5/7/2010

This Just In: G.Skill Giveaway Goodies

Before the new site launched I demoed a new feature I'd been toying with called This Just In. The idea is to give you guys a quick glance at...

37 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/10/2010

DDR3-2000+ Memory Kits - Fast but Flawed

We take a look at the latest DDR3-2000+ kits from Corsair and OCZ, but find the quality of the Elpida Hyper ICs is the real story.

16 by Rajinder Gill on 7/8/2009

Memory Scaling on Core i7 - Is DDR3-1066 Really the Best Choice?

We take an in-depth look at memory scaling on the Core i7 platform to determine if there is any value in using memory faster than DDR3-1066.

50 by Gary Key on 6/24/2009

OCZ Blade DDR3-2133 - Is it Fast Enough?

We take our first look at OCZ's new 3B2133LV6GK DDR3-2133 kit and realize we need to call in the big guns for benchmarking at 2133MHz and beyond.

17 by Gary Key on 6/9/2009

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