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Despite cuts in wafer starts by almost all NAND producers, and even disruptions in Kioxia (former Toshiba Memory) and Western Digital's fab operations, analysts estimate that bit shipments of NAND increased in the third quarter. Luckily for manufacturers, so did demand, which helped to keep the actual average selling price of NAND between between flat and -10%, depending on the manufacturer. Avid readers know that as flash manufacturers transition to higher-density 3D NAND flash architectures with more layers and/or more bits per cell, they inevitably increase the total number of bits shipped. This in turn creates memory oversupply (in terms of bits) and intense price declines. To avoid those price declines, manufacturers have been cutting down wafer starts at their fabs, as well as slowing...

Crucial Introduces X8 Portable SSD

Micron's consumer brand Crucial is entering the portable SSD market with the new Crucial X8 Portable SSD. The X8 has a USB-C 10Gb/s (USB 3.1 Gen 2) connection and...

7 by Billy Tallis on 10/24/2019

Micron Finally Announces A 3D XPoint Product: Micron X100 NVMe SSD

Micron and Intel co-developed 3D XPoint memory as a high-performance alternative to flash, but so far only Intel has brought products to market, under their Optane brand. Despite owning...

31 by Billy Tallis on 10/24/2019

Micron Announces 5300 And 7300 Series Enterprise SSDs

Among several announcements today, Micron is updating two families of enterprise/datacenter SSDs to use their latest 96-layer 3D TLC NAND flash memory. SATA Update The new 5300 series SATA drives are...

2 by Billy Tallis on 10/24/2019

Corsair 16GB DDR4-5000 Vengeance LPX Memory Kit: Built for AMD Ryzen 3000 and MSI

The high-tech industry loves milestones that are round numbers, be it frequency, number of cores, transistor count or something else. It is not that extra 100 MHz – 200...

38 by Anton Shilov on 10/11/2019

Micron: 128-Layer 4th 3D NAND with RG Architecture Coming Soon

Micron has taped out its first 4th Generation 3D NAND memory devices with its new replacement gate (RG) architecture. The tape out confirms that the company is on track...

10 by Anton Shilov on 10/4/2019

Micron’s Fab 10 Expansion Completed: 96-Layer 3D NAND Production Starts in 2019

Micron this week hosted a grand opening ceremony of its Fab 10 Expansion in Singapore. The new cleanroom is not expected to increase the company’s production capacity in terms...

21 by Anton Shilov on 8/16/2019

Micron: Mass Production of 16 Gb DDR4 & LPDDR4X Chips Using 1z nm Technology

Micron announced on Thursday that it had started volume production of memory chips using its 3rd Generation 10 nm-class fabrication technology (also known as 1Z nm). The first DRAMs...

23 by Anton Shilov on 8/16/2019

32 GB Unbuffered DIMMs Listed from Eight Brands: DDR4-2400 to DDR4-4000

Now that both Samsung and Micron are shipping their 16 Gb DDR4 memory chips to third parties, we're seeing wider availability of 32 GB unbuffered memory modules (UDIMMs). To...

11 by Anton Shilov on 7/31/2019

Micron: Shipments of 3D QLC for SSDs Nearly Double QoQ as Wafer Starts Cut Again

Micron was among the first companies to start mass production and shipments of 3D QLC NAND, so it is not surprising that at present it is among the leading...

11 by Anton Shilov on 6/28/2019

Micron’s DRAM Update: More Capacity, Four More 10nm-Class Nodes, EUV, 64 GB DIMMs

During its earnings conference call with investors and financial analysts earlier this week, Micron expressed confidence in its long-term future and strong demand for its products as new applications...

23 by Anton Shilov on 6/28/2019

Samsung 32GB DDR4-2666 Non-ECC Memory at Retail: $168

With a lot of speculation in regards to Samsungs 32 GB unbuffered modules and their availability since we first announced it last year, stock has started to filter into...

13 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/11/2019

ADATA Demonstrates 32 GB DDR4 Modules, Built on Micron 16 Gb

Earlier this year Intel enabled support of high-capacity 32 GB memory modules based on 16 Gb memory chips on select client platforms for enthusiasts and prosumers, but until recently...

3 by Anton Shilov on 6/4/2019

Crucial 32 GB DDR4 Modules Found in an ASRock System

In a rather unexpected turn of events, Crucial has unveiled its first 32 GB DDR4 UDIMMs, which are based on Micron's yet-to-be-announced 16 Gb memory chips. The DIMMs will...

10 by Anton Shilov on 6/3/2019

Micron to Pay Intel $1.3B to $1.5B for IM Flash Stake

Earlier this year, Micron announced their intention to buy out Intel's stake of their memory technology joint venture, IM Flash Technologies. Now, as the process gets underway, Micron is...

26 by Anton Shilov on 5/8/2019

Boom to Bust: Memory Makers Plan to Cut NAND Flash Production

A true cyclical market, the NAND flash business goes through periods of booms and periods of busts. Following a very profitable boom year in 2018, it looks like the...

57 by Anton Shilov on 4/26/2019

Micron Introduces 2200 Client NVMe SSD With New In-House Controller

Micron has announced the first product based on their new in-house client NVMe SSD controller. The Micron 2200 doesn't boast performance sufficient to compete with the top enthusiast-class NVMe...

14 by Billy Tallis on 3/18/2019

The Memblaze PBlaze5 C916 Enterprise SSD Review: High Performance and High Capacities

The Memblaze PBlaze5 high-end enterprise SSD product line has been refreshed with 64-layer 3D NAND, allowing for better power efficiency and more affordable top-tier performance. The PBlaze5 C916...

13 by Billy Tallis on 3/13/2019

Micron Announces 1300 Client SATA SSD With 96L TLC

Micron's line of client SATA SSDs for the OEM market is making the jump to 96-layer 3D TLC NAND flash memory with the new Micron 1300 SSD. This replaces...

4 by Billy Tallis on 2/28/2019

Micron Returns to the microSD Card Market with the Micron c200 Series: From 128 GB to 1 TB

About a year and a half after discontinuing its Lexar consumer storage business, Micron is making a comeback with a series of microSD cards that it's demonstrating at Mobile...

5 by Anton Shilov on 2/26/2019

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