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Micron ships first 20 nm-class GDDR5 DRAM

During its third quarter FY-2015 earnings call, Micron Technology revealed that it has begun to ship its first-ever GDDR5 DRAM chips to be based on its 20 nm-class node, according to TechPowerUp. After the company's acquisition of Japanese DRAM maker…

Micron closes $2 billion acquisition of memory maker Elpida

Micron Technology is now the second largest suppliers of mobile memory chips in the world after closing on a deal to purchase Japan-based Elpida. Terms of the deal, which has been in the works since mid-2012, weren’t publically disclosed although…

Intel's 80GB 335 Series SSD hits shelves

This week Intel added an 80GB model to its current line-up of 335 Series SSDs. The 2.5-inch 80GB drive is Intel's third and possibly final addition to the 335 family poised to sit alongside its two larger 180GB and 240GB…

Micron touts industry's smallest 128Gb NAND flash chip

Micron Technology has announced what it claims is the industry's densest 128Gbit NAND flash memory device. With die area of only 146 square millimeters, the chip is made using a 20nm fabrication process and is based on triple-level-cell flash technology.

Qualcomm becomes world's third largest semiconductor supplier

It's been a rough year for the semiconductor industry according to iSuppli, with 59 of the 157 leading suppliers expected to see revenue declines. Overall, chip revenue is projected to fall by 2.3% (over $7 billion) in 2012 as double-digit drops plague seven of the top 20 outfits...

SandForce demos SSDs running next generation NAND flash

Last week Toshiba announced the world’s first solid state drives to use 19nm MLC NAND flash, the THNSNF series. Toshiba’s press release detailed multiple features and specifications, save for which controller was used. Fortunately the 19nm Toggle MLC NAND flash…

Micron unveils RealSSD C400 mSATA for Ultrabooks

With Intel's 22nm Ivy Bridge micro-architecture launching later this month it won't be long before the next wave of thin and light notebooks start to arrive. Anticipating this, Micron has announced a new mSATA solid state drive that's engineered specifically…