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Everspin Technologies ready to ship nvNITRO ST-MRAM SSDs
Carol Sliwa,Senior Writer,TechTarget
14 Sep 2017
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Waiting Game Could Strengthen Toshiba's Hand
Dylan McGrath, Editor in Chief, EE Times
9/1/2017 00:01 AM EDT
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Toshiba Flash Memory Breakthrough Could Usher In Faster, Higher-Capacity Solid State Devices
Marco Chiappetta, Forbes
JUN 28, 2017 @ 04:24 PM
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NAND Market Hits Speed Bump
SemiConductor Engineering By:MARK LAPEDUS
June 21, 2017
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Apple and Google in the Memory Business?
Dylan McGrath, EEtimes
4/11/2017 00:01 AM EDT
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NAND flash shortage has SSD supply, pricing impact
Carol Sliwa Senior Writer|TechTarget
Published: 23 Feb 2017
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Toshiba May Sell Majority Stake in Chip Unit
Dylan McGrath, EEtimes
2/14/2017 11:10 PM EST
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China Unveils Memory Plans
SemiConductor Engineering By:MARK LAPEDUS
JANUARY 19TH, 2017
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The next MacBook Pro could sport Intel's new 3D XPoint SSD
By Lucas Mearian
Computerworld | Nov 8, 2016 3:01 AM PT
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Flash for IoT, Automotive, and Mobile
By Bryon Moyer|eejournal
August 22, 2016
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Samsung grabs top position in enterprise SSD market
infotechlead
09/08/2016 4:09 PM
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NVXL Comes out of Stealth Mode - Unveils Plug-in Storage and Acceleration Platform at Flash Memory Summit
/PRNewswire/
FREMONT, Calif., Aug. 8, 2016
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Micron Introduces Mobile 3D NAND Solution for Next-Generation Smartphones
GlobeNewswire
August 09, 2016, 08:00:00 AM EDT
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Lite-On Boosts Enterprise SSD Production to Tackle 'Data Explosion'
By Pedro Hernandez,InfoStor
Posted on July 22, 2016
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What’s Next For NAND?
By: Mark Lapedus, SemiConductor Engineering
MAY 19TH, 2016
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What China Is Planning
MARK LAPEDUS | SemiConductor
OCTOBER 21ST, 2015
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Here's why Western Digital is buying SanDisk
By Lucas Mearian, Computerworld
Oct 21, 2015 10:40 AM PT
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Memory Hierarchy Shakeup
By: Mark Lapedus, SemiConductor Engineering
September 16, 2015
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SK Hynix plans to invest $38.9B in new memory plants
By Lucas Mearian | Computerworld
Aug 26, 2015 1:02 PM PT
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Seagate launches PCIe SSDs, flash accelerator card
By Carol Sliwa, Senior Writer, TechTarget
Published: 11 Aug 2015
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Seagate and Micron launch SAS SSD with capacity, endurance choice
Carol Sliwa, Senior Writer
04 Aug 2015
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Intel, Micron Technology preview 3D XPoint memory storage
Garry Kranz Staff Writer - TechTarget - SearchStorage
29 Jul 2015
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This new 3D XPoint memory could last forever
By Lucas Mearian, Computerworld
Jul 29, 2015 1:53 PM PT
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5 Storage Trends to Transform Mobile
Drew Henry, SanDisk
7/20/2015 01:32 PM EDT
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Report claims Chinese chip maker bids $23B for Micron
By Lucas Mearian | Computerworld
Jul 14, 2015 3:04 AM PT
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Micron M510DC release focuses on cloud, backup as a service
Garry Kranz, TechTarget
14 Jul 2015
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Fab plants are now making superfast carbon nanotube memory
By Lucas Mearian, Computerworld
Jun 2, 2015 3:01 AM PT
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Toshiba Ups Ante in 3D NAND Fray
Gary Hilson, EETimes
3/31/2015 03:37 PM EDT
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Holy smoke! The new MacBook Pro literally is twice as fast
By Lucas Mearian | Computerworld
Mar 23, 2015 11:23 AM PT
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3D NAND Market Heats Up
By: Mark LaPedus, SemiConductorEngineering.com
February 19th, 2015
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Triple-Level Cell Memory Makes Gains in Storage
Gary Hilson, EETimes
January 13, 2015
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Micron Introduces New Top-Line SSD
Jef Cozza, Mobile Tech
Posted September 16, 2014
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OCZ Updates SQL Flash Accelerator
Gary Hilson, EE Times
7/18/2014 05:20 PM EDT
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Has 3D NAND Fallen Flat?
Posted by: Mark LaPedus
Posted on: July 17th, 2014
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Major SSD Vendors Diversify Offerings for Enterprise Workloads
Gary Hilson, EE Times
4/30/2014 05:04 PM EDT
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Silicon Motion Expands FerriSSD Line, Adds eMMC
Gary Hilson
4/8/2014 10:45 AM EDT
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The Bumpy Road To 3D NAND
Posted by: Mark LaPedus
Posted on: January 23rd, 2014
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USB Flash Drives Still Have (a Little) Life Left in Them
Gary Hilson, Consultant
1/21/2014 11:00 AM EST
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What’s After 3D NAND?
By Mark LaPedus, semimd.com
September 19th, 2013 at 12:01
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NAND flash, SSD price drops slow as chip supply tightens
Carol Sliwa, SearchSolidStateStorage.com
27 Aug 2013
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The Week In Review: Aug. 19
By Mark LaPedus, semimd.com
Monday, August 19th, 2013 at 12:01
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RAM wars: RRAM vs. 3D NAND flash, and the winner is...us
By Lucas Mearian, Computerworld
August 8, 2013 05:27 PM ET
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Samsung mass produces industry's first 3D NAND flash chips
By Lucas Mearian, Computerworld
August 5, 2013 07:08 PM ET
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Crossbar Shakes Up Memory Market with New RRAM
By Nancy Owano, Sci-Tech Today
August 5, 2013 11:16AM
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Crossbar Enters Race to Change Memory Chips
By Don Clark, Digits - Wall Street Journal
7:55am Aug 5, 2013
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Samsung mass produces 1.4GBps PCIe flash cards for notebooks
By Lucas Mearian
June 17, 2013 10:17 AM ET
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The new MacBook Air gets a 45% performance boost with PCIe flash
By Lucas Mearian
June 11, 2013 04:43 PM ET
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Apple's Mac move could spur PCIe flash flurry in other notebooks, desktops
By Lucas Mearian
June 11, 2013 03:24 PM ET
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LSI Ranked No. 1 in Worldwide SSD Controller Revenues
Source:LSI Corporation
June 03, 2013 09:00
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3D NAND Market Heats Up
By Mark LaPedus
Thursday, May 16th, 2013
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NAND shortage could slow pace of flash price drops, squeeze SSD makers
Carol Sliwa, SearchStorage.com
April 18th, 2013
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Wanted: 40 trillion gigabytes of open storage, stat!
Jon L. Jacobi
Jan. 30, 2013
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Swissbit Readies Next Growth Phase
By Mark LaPedus
Sunday, September 2nd, 2012
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What’s After NAND Flash?
By Mark LaPedus
Thursday, August 16th, 2012 at 12:01 am
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Greenliant Brings Full Industrial Temperature Capability to e.MMC with New NANDrive Embedded SSDs
By Greenliant Systems
Published: Wednesday, Jun. 20, 2012 - 12:39 pm
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SanDisk enters server acceleration market with PCIe card
Lucas Mearian, Computerworld (US)
05.06.2012 18:18
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Embedded TLC flash controller targets smart phones, tablets
Kristin Lewotsky, EE Times
4/30/2012 4:02 PM EDT
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Samsung eyes latest NAND to lower laptop costs
By Stephen Lawson, ComputerWorld
April 11, 2012 04:43 PM ET
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Who wants Elpida and why? Analysts weigh in
EE Times
4/10/2012 2:10 PM EDT
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Firm Ups Outlook as Equipment Market Heats Up
By Mark LaPedus, SemiMD senior editor
April 3, 2012
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New Entrants Seek Niches in NAND Flash Fray
By Mark LaPedus, SemiMD senior editor
April 3, 2012
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SSD controller operated CPU environment
DIGITIMES
Wednesday 14 March 2012
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Samsung Resets EUV Roadmap for Memory Scaling
By Mark LaPedus, SemiMD senior editor
02/14/12 at 4:58 pm
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ReRAM Memory Era Starts Amid Industry Skepticism
By Mark LaPedus, SemiMD senior editor
Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 at 4:07 pm
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Anobit acquisition keeps Apple ahead in flash memory
Brooke Crothers
December 22, 2011 4:00 AM PST
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Apple Buying Anobit as it Builds IP Portfolio
By Mark LaPedus, SemiMD senior editor
12/21/11
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Apple reportedly buys Israeli SSD-maker Anobit
By Lucas Mearian
December 20, 2011 01:09 PM ET
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The Technology Of The Year: Flash Memory
Michael Kanellos, GREEN TECH
12/13/2011 @ 1:46PM
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Samsung to Ramp U.S. Fab and 21nm NAND Flash
By Mark LaPedus, SemiMD senior editor
Dec 05, 2011
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Chip Forecast Gloomy Despite Tablet PC Boom
By Mark LaPedus, SemiMD senior editor
Nov 30, 2011
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Analyst: Samsung to Ramp 16nm NAND Flash
By Mark LaPedus, SemiMD senior editor
Nov 22, 2011
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New memory technologies generate attention as successors to NAND flash Carol Sliwa, Senior Writer
Nov 22, 2011
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Slim hard drives no threat to SSDs for tablets
By Vivian Yeo , ZDNet Asia
September 16, 2011
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Anobit doubles performance, capacity of SSD using consumer flash
The Genesis 2 series SSD holds up to 800GB

By Lucas Mearian
September 14, 2011 06:01 AM ET
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Are costly SSDs worth the money?
Enterprise users say absolutely

By Lucas Mearian
September 6, 2011 06:00 AM ET
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Tablet and smartphone demand drives new trends in mobile
Janine Love, Editor, Memory Designline -- EDN
July 28, 2011
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Update: SanDisk buys SSD firm
Mark LaPedus
5/16/2011 12:52 PM EDT
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Update: SanDisk-Toshiba reclaim NAND lead
Mark LaPedus
4/21/2011 12:25 AM EDT
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Update: Intel, Micron take NAND process lead
Mark LaPedus
4/14/2011 11:40 AM EDT
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Intel doubles capacity, drops price in refresh of popular SSD line
Lucas Mearian, Computerworld (US)
28.03.2011 15:10
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Anobit addresses 'plummeting' flash endurance
Peter Clarke
3/8/2011 11:20 AM EST
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Will the cloud curb interest in 64GB iPad 2?
Lucas Mearian
March 4, 2011 02:52 PM ET
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Can data stored on an SSD be secured?
Lucas Mearian, Computerworld
Mar 2, 2011 10:02 am
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Spansion CEO pushes NOR for embedded
Mark LaPedus
2/17/2011 1:00 AM EST
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NAND 201: the continued evolution of NAND Flash
Jim Cooke, Micron Technology
2/13/2011 1:23 PM EST
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Micron ramps NAND fab without Intel
Mark LaPedus
12/22/2010 6:21 PM EST
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Flash storage in post-PC devices advances
By Stephen Lawson, IDG News Service
December 21, 2010 08:31 AM ET
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Micron clears up NAND with integrated part
Mark LaPedus
12/2/2010 12:01 AM EST
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Micron unveils NAND flash with onboard error management
Lucas Mearian
December 2, 2010 06:00 AM ET
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Intel leads $32M investment in Israeli SSD startup
Lucas Mearian
November 16, 2010 05:19 PM ET
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Storage -- Worry About It the Day After Tomorrow
Miles Weston
Oct. 22, 2010
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Probabilistic Chip Promises Better Flash Memory, Spam Filtering
Priya Ganapati
August 17, 2010 2:19 pm
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Samsung, Toshiba Seek Big Increase in NAND Flash Speeds
Dan Nystedt, IDG News
Jul 22, 2010 5:52 pm
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Dell Revamps Hardware Testing in Wake of Malware Issue
Agam Shah, IDG News
Jul 22, 2010 4:50 pm
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SanDisk CEO Harari to retire
Mark LaPedus
7/22/2010 4:43 PM EDT
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Intel SSDs hit brick-and-mortar Best Buy stores en masse
By Lucas Mearian
June 28, 2010 03:50 PM ET
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Will Spansion succeed or fail again?
Mark LaPedus, EE Times
06/22/2010 5:22 PM EDT
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Samsung to ship fast 512GB solid-state drive
Brooke Crothers
June 17, 2010 12:54 PM PDT
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Samsung to release its fastest 512GB notebook SSD
By Lucas Mearian
June 17, 2010 12:41 PM ET
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Israeli start-up claims huge boost to SSD reliability
By Lucas Mearian
June 15, 2010 12:01 AM ET
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Grandis: STT-RAM to replace DRAM, flash
Mark LaPedus, EE Times
06/09/2010 2:03 AM EDT
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Samsung to put PCM for smartphones in chip package
By Agam Shah, IDG News Service
April 28, 2010 04:01 PM ET
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Why aren't SSDs getting cheaper?
By Lucas Mearian
April 19, 2010 06:00 AM ET
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IM Flash begins recruitment to revive shelved Woodlands ops
Chua Hian Hou, Straits Times
Apr 19, 2010
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Taiwan's Macronix buys 300-mm fab
Mark LaPedus, EE Times
04/16/2010 1:28 PM EDT
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IM Flash readies S'pore facility
By Vivian Yeo, ZDNet Asia
April 1, 2010
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What's next for troubled Spansion?
Mark LaPedus, EE Times
04/05/2010 5:22 PM EDT
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The Case for Server SSDs
By James E. Gaskin
March 4, 2010 12:52 PM
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Updated: Elpida buys Spansion NAND assets
Mark LaPedus, Dylan McGrath, EE Times
03/03/2010 10:50 PM EST
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Micron to buy Numonyx in US$1.2B deal
By Vivian Yeo, ZDNet Asia
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 04:09 PM
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Micron to acquire Numonyx for $1.27 billion
Mark LaPedus, EE Times
02/09/2010 8:50 PM EST
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Is NAND flash about to hit a dead end?
By Lucas Mearian
February 4, 2010 06:01 AM ET
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Samsung, Rambus deal could rev new memory technologies
By Agam Shah
January 21, 2010 03:32 PM ET
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IT Executives Have Better Handle On SSD's In 2010
Posted by Mary Shacklett
January 21, 2010
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Seagate enters solid-state drive market
By Brooke Crothers, CNET.com
December 7, 2009 9:00 PM PST
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BLOG: TechBlog: PC shopping: Hard drive or Solid State Drive?
Houston Chronicle (TX) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge
Nov. 27
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SanDisk ships 'X4' flash chips
By Brooke Crothers, CNET.com
October 12, 2009 6:20 PM PDT
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Samsung Sees Major Benefits From Phase-change Memory
Agam Shah, IDG News Service
Oct 9, 2009 5:30 pm
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Smartphones moving to fancier flash drives
By Brooke Crothers, CNET.com
August 19, 2009 3:15 PM PDT
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The Future of NAND Flash Memory According to Samsung
Steve Leibson
Saturday, August 15, 2009
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Solid-State Drives Get Warmer Reception From Businesses
Brooke Crothers
August 12, 2009, 11:12 am
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Solid-state rivalry sizzles: Toshiba ships 512GB SSD
By Brooke Crothers, CNET.com
August 5, 2009 12:40 PM PDT
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Intel Says Its New SSDs Are Faster, Cheaper
Agam Shah, IDG News Service
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 8:20 AM PDT
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PCs New Turn On
Taylor Buley
06.23.09, 08:57 PM EDT
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Samsung, Numonyx to Develop PCM Specifications
Agam Shah, IDG News Service
Jun 23, 2009 1:50 pm
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Review: Hard disk vs. solid-state drive -- is an SSD worth the money?
Lucas Mearian, Computerworld
June 18, 2009, 12:04 AM ET
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SandForce Attacks SSD Limitations
Mary Shacklett, Byte and Switch
April 22, 2009, 12:35 PM
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Extending the Life of NAND
Mary Shacklett, Byte and Switch
April 9, 2009, 11:20 AM
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Is flash a bright spot in recession?
Vivian Yeo, ZDNet Asia
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 05:25 PM
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Western Digital Acquires Embedded SSD Maker for $65M
Chris Preimesberger, eWeek
2009-03-30
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Western Digital pays $65M for solid state drive maker
Lucas Mearian, Computerworld
March 30, 2009
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NAND Trends: Higher Prices, Smaller Geometries
Mary Shacklett, Byte and Switch
March 27, 2009, 12:20 PM
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Flash memory vendors continue to slash production, boost prices
Lucas Mearian, Computerworld
March 24, 2009
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NAND prices on the rebound, analyst says
Dylan McGrath, EE Times
03/23/2009 2:21 PM EDT
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Why Toshiba is buying Fujitsu's HDD business
Lucas Mearian, Computerworld
February 17, 2009
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Spansion CEO quits, chip maker seeks buyer
Dan Nystedt, IDG News Service
02/03/2009
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Sandisk and Toshiba restructure joint venture
Agam Shah, IDG News Service
01/29/2009
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SanDisk Ramps Up Flash Memory Speed, Space
Walaika Haskins, TechNewsWorld
01/07/09 4:28 PM PT
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Demand for flash memory drops along with product shipments
Lucas Mearian, Computerworld
January 5, 2009
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'Universal memory' race still on the starting block
Mark LaPedus, Dylan McGrath
12/19/2008 1:12 PM EST
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Numonyx catches up in NAND with rollout
Mark LaPedus, EE Times
December 18, 2008
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Demand for flash memory drops along with product shipments
Lucas Mearian, Computerworld
January 5, 2009
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'Universal memory' race still on the starting block
Mark LaPedus, Dylan McGrath
12/19/2008 1:12 PM EST
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Numonyx catches up in NAND with rollout
Mark LaPedus, EE Times
December 18, 2008
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SanDisk introduces ExtremeFFS
By Vanessa Ho
13 November, 2008
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Microsoft: Windows 7 to boost solid-state drives
Posted by Brooke Crothers
November 4, 2008 12:20 PM PST
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Samsung Could Cut IP Ties With SanDisk
Alexei Oreskovic
11/03/08 - 01:06 PM EST
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希捷09年试水固态硬盘 欲解决稳定性问题
2008-10-10 14:15:46> 人民网, China
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Eying solid-state drives, Seagate tries to quell fears
By Brooke Crothers, CNET.com
October 9, 2008 6:00 AM PDT
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SSD态盘难在PC实现普
http://www.sina.com.cn
2008
1008 10:25  计算机世界
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Steht Speicherhersteller Qimonda vor der Insolvenz?
Von: Anja Schütz, silicon.de
Montag, 29. September 2008
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Micron plays waiting game in Qimonda bid
Mark LaPedus, EE Times
Sept 26, 2008 10:41 AM EDT
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Analyst: Micron-Qimonda Deal Imminent
Alexei Oreskovic, TheStreet.com
Sept 22, 2008 01:29 PM EDT
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Samsung's SanDisk Bid May Prove Too Low
Alexei Oreskovic, TheStreet.com
Sept 18, 2008 10:10 AM EDT
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Solid-state disk lackluster for laptops, PCs
Lucas Mearian, Computerworld
August 27, 2008
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Samsung, Microsoft in Talks to Speed up SSDs on Vista
Agam Shah, IDG News Service
Wednesday, August 06, 2008 6:30 PM PDT
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内存在3D芯片从技术走向市场中首当其冲
2008/7/18/08:52 来源:网界网
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Elpida's secret weapon: Intermolecular
Mark LaPedus, EE Times
Jul 14, 2008
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SanDisk Preps
Secret-Weapon Chip

Alexei Oreskovic, TheStreet.com
Jul 7, 2008
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SanDisk, Toshiba Join to Develop 3D Memory
Dan Nystedt, PC World
Jun 17, 2008
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SanDisk, Toshiba to devise 3D chips
Mark LaPedus, EETimes
Jun 17, 2008
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Intel, Micron debut 34nm NAND flash
Mark LaPedus, EETimes
Jun 2, 2008
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Seagate swiftly sues STEC
(and bad fix)

Richi Jennings, Computerworld
Apr 16, 2008  
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