Feeds

Numonyx, Hynix say two NAND heads better than one

Tricky market conditions, tough to produce...

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Hynix and Numonyx are throwing their weight behind NAND flash memory in an extended five-year deal to beef up development of the cash-starved sector.

Together the companies will produce the memory technology that is used in high-end mobile phones including Apple's iPhone, MP3 players and other digital devices. It offers higher storage capacity than NOR memory, used in older mobile phones.

Hynix has been having a rough time in the past few months. In July it posted its third consecutive loss of $700m for Q2, largely because of weakness in the DRAM and NAND markets following a glut in 2007 pushing down prices in the sector this year.

Meanwhile, Numonyx - a flash venture between Intel and STMicroelectronics NV, which finally got off the ground in April following a delay attributed to "significant turmoil" in the financial markets - will be hoping the deal with Hynix will strengthen its NAND position in the wireless segment.

NAND memory production is proving to be much trickier for vendors as the technology scales, or moves to smaller and smaller manufacturing lithography nodes, said Numonyx.

In April chip analyst iSuppli revised down its growth forecast for the NAND market this year to nine per cent. It said it will reach more than $15.2bn, from a previous estimate of 27 per cent growth. It also said signs showed that buyers were scaling back expectations for products using NAND-based chips.®

Intelligent flash storage arrays

More from The Register

next story
BOFH: WHERE did this 'fax-enabled' printer UPGRADE come from?
Don't worry about that cable, it's part of the config
Azure TITSUP caused by INFINITE LOOP
Fat fingered geo-block kept Aussies in the dark
You think the CLOUD's insecure? It's BETTER than UK.GOV's DATA CENTRES
We don't even know where some of them ARE – Maude
Want to STUFF Facebook with blatant ADVERTISING? Fine! But you must PAY
Pony up or push off, Zuck tells social marketeers
Yahoo! blames! MONSTER! email! OUTAGE! on! CUT! CABLE! bungle!
Weekend woe for BT as telco struggles to restore service
Oi, Europe! Tell US feds to GTFO of our servers, say Microsoft and pals
By writing a really angry letter about how it's harming our cloud business, ta
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Website security in corporate America
Find out how you rank among other IT managers testing your website's vulnerabilities.
Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile
Data demand and the rise of virtualization is challenging IT teams to deliver storage performance, scalability and capacity that can keep up, while maximizing efficiency.