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Western Digital, through its SanDisk subsidiary, is seeking arbitration to prevent Toshiba from selling off its stake in their flash memory joint venture without the consent of Western Digital. Toshiba has been suffering financially due to crippling losses incurred by its nuclear power division, and to offset those losses Toshiba has been working to sell off its memory business. Toshiba's memory business is one of the most successful parts of the company and the Toshiba-SanDisk flash memory joint venture is one of the four major manufacturers of NAND flash memory. When Toshiba announced in March their intentions to raise cash by selling a stake in their memory business, a bidding war emerged. Western Digital, Micron and SK Hynix all sought to expand their share of...

JEDEC: DDR5 to Double Bandwidth Over DDR4, NVDIMM-P Specification Due Next Year

JEDEC made two important announcements about the future of DRAM and non-volatile DIMMs for servers last week. Development of both is proceeding as planned and JEDEC intends to preview...

36 by Anton Shilov on 4/3/2017

Lexar Launches 'JumpDrive Tough' USB Drives up to 128GB: Focusing on Physical Endurance

Over the last week, Lexar has introduced a new series of USB flash drives with enhanced endurance. The new drives are built to survive in tough conditions, such as...

17 by Anton Shilov on 3/29/2017

Sony Announces SF-G UHS-II SD Cards: Up to Nearly 300 MB/s Read/Write Performance

Sony has announced its new lineup of SD cards for advanced 4K/8K, DSLR, and mirrorless cameras. The new SF-G-series memory cards use the UHS-II bus and one of Sony’s...

19 by Anton Shilov on 2/24/2017

Toshiba Samples 64-Layer 512 Gb BiCS 3D NAND, Announces 1 TB BGA SSD

Toshiba on Wednesday said that it had begun to sample its latest BiCS 3D NAND flash memory chips with 64 word layers and 512 Gb capacity. A co-development project...

8 by Anton Shilov on 2/23/2017

Micron 2017 Roadmap Detailed: 64-layer 3D NAND, GDDR6 Getting Closer, & CEO Retiring

At Micron's 2017 Analyst Conference yesterday in Scottsdale, Arizona, Micron executives provided updates on the status and future plans for all their major business units. While no new products...

44 by Billy Tallis on 2/3/2017

SK Hynix Lays Out Plans for 2017: 10nm-Class DRAM, 72-Layer 3D NAND

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...

12 by Anton Shilov on 1/28/2017

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 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

Micron 3D NAND Update: 2D and 3D NAND Bit Crossover, Gen 2 Hits Production

Micron last week made two announcements regarding its transition to 3D NAND memory. According to the company, the output of 3D NAND at its fabs has surpassed the output...

14 by Anton Shilov on 12/13/2016

The SD Card Association to Classify IOPS Performance of Memory Cards via Logo

The SD Association this week announced the SD Specification 5.1, which will introduce the so-called Application Performance Classes that will specify minimum read and write IOPS performance supported by...

21 by Anton Shilov on 11/28/2016

Toshiba Finalizes Plans for New 3D NAND Fab: Coming Online in 2019

Toshiba in the past week has finalized plans to build a new production facility to make 3D NAND flash memory. The company will start construction in early 2017 and...

8 by Anton Shilov on 11/15/2016

Seagate Introduces New Generation of Enterprise Performance 15K HDDs with NAND Caching

Seagate on Tuesday announced its new generation of hard drives with 15K spindle speed and up to 900 GB capacity. The new HDDs use NAND caching to boost response...

11 by Anton Shilov on 10/26/2016

Market Trends Q2 2016: SSD Shipments Up 41.2% YoY, PC Sales Up on Q1

Sales of SSDs in the first quarter of 2016 were up 41.2% year-over-year, based on findings from TrendFocus*, a storage market tracking company. Shipments of all types of SSDs...

24 by Anton Shilov on 10/5/2016

ADATA Launches XPG SX8000: High-End M.2 NVMe SSD Featuring 3D MLC NAND

ADATA on Thursday introduced its first lineup of SSDs powered by 3D MLC NAND flash memory. The XPG SX8000 drives promise up to 2.4 GB/s read speed as well...

14 by Anton Shilov on 9/29/2016

Toshiba Begins to Sample eMLC-Based ZD6300 7.68 TB SSDs to Customers

Toshiba has quietly expanded its ZD6300 family of SSDs with a 7.68 TB model, its most capacious storage device announced to date. The new drive was designed for mixed...

31 by Anton Shilov on 8/12/2016

Western Digital Rolls Out 256 GB SanDisk microSDXC Memory Cards

Coinciding with the Mobile World Congress at Shanghai, SanDisk owner Western Digital is introducing two new microSD memory cards that can store up to 256 GB of data. The...

30 by Anton Shilov on 6/28/2016

Patriot Adds 2 TB SSD into Lineup of Mainstream Drives

Patriot has introduced a new addition to the lineup of Ignite SSDs, this time with 2 TB capacity. The new drive will offer a lot of solid-state storage, but...

18 by Anton Shilov on 6/1/2016

Samsung Expands 750 EVO SSD Lineup with 500 GB Model, Changes Positioning

When Samsung released its 750 EVO lineup of SSDs based on planar TLC NAND flash memory earlier this year, it seemed like a big surprise, as the company was...

29 by Anton Shilov on 5/25/2016

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