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Cohesity and Micron polish exec artillery in mad dash for growth

The latest exec hires show the way the wind is blowing at Cohesity, Micron and WDC. Rob Salmon has joined Cohesity as its president and COO, replacing Riccardo Di Blasio who was ejected in October last year. Salmon's hiring comes after a 13-month search process. The added president's role indicates the esteem with which he …
Chris Mellor, 20 Oct 2017

Massive revenues from RAM, flash make Micron chief a happy chappy

Massive revenues from DRAM and flash have made Micron CEO Sanjay Mehrotra a happy chief. Third-quarter revenues were good but they have just been eclipsed. Instead of the forecast midpoint estimate of $5.9bn for Micron's fourth fiscal 2017 quarter, it made $6.14bn as supply failed to meet demand and prices, and profitability, …
Chris Mellor, 27 Sep 2017
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Micron's new storage division lead is third former SanDisk recruit

Micron has replaced its storage business unit VP, Darren Thomas, with a former SanDisk exec, Anand Jayapalan. Micron's recently appointed CEO Sanjay Mehrotra, who arrived in April, was SanDisk's CEO when it was acquired by Western Digital, staying on at WD for a time and then joining Micron to succeed Mark Durkan, who retired …
Chris Mellor, 22 Aug 2017

Making money is so DRAM easy for some memory-flingers

While we are recovering from the global DRAM shortage, there's still enough of a drought for chip-slingers to rake in record revenues. PC, smartphone, server and other DRAM component sales pulled in about $16.5bn in the second quarter of 2017, according to analysis by DRAMeXchange. A spokesperson for TrendForce said there had …
Andrew Silver, 17 Aug 2017

Horsemen of the disk-drive apocalypse will ride upon 256TB SSDs

Analysis It's not a good week to be in the disk-drive business as solid-state tech news signals their imminent death – all due to a murderous group formed of Intel/Micron, Samsung, SK Hynix and Toshiba/WDC. How so? There are two disk drive formats – 2.5 and 3.5-inch – and three disk drive manufacturers – Seagate, Toshiba and Western …
Chris Mellor, 10 Aug 2017
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Sweet Christmas: Micron more than triples SSD capacity with 9200

Micron is majorly bigging up its NVMe SSD capacity from 3.2TB in its 9100 to 11TB in a new 9200 drive, and making them shift data a lot faster as well. The 9200 comes in Eco, Pro and Max models, topping out at 11TB in the Eco version. The Eco is read-optimised, the Pro is for mixed read/write use, while the Max is write- …
Chris Mellor, 8 Aug 2017

DRAM! Micron rakes in dosh from bits and chips

Memory and flash chip-maker Micron had a massive third quarter as demand growth-driven revenues led to price rise-driven profits. Revenues for its third fiscal 2017 quarter were $5.6bn, 19.8 per cent higher than a quarter ago and a whopping 92 per cent higher than a year ago. As you might imagine profits were boosted, rising …
Chris Mellor, 30 Jun 2017
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Modern Micron maestro Mehrotra marches merrily, maintains megahit masterplan

Sanjay Mehrotra, Micron’s new CEO, is setting a whirlwind pace to make changes at the relatively staid old chipper. WDC bought SanDisk, which Mehrotra cofounded and ran, in October 2015. Since being hired by Micron at the end of April this year, the ex-SanDisk CEO has: Recruited Sumit Sadana to be EVP and chief business …
Chris Mellor, 28 Jun 2017
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Intel launches 64-layer 3D flash client SSD

Intel has hatched a new SSD, a 64-layer one, available in a lovely coincidence at etailer Newegg for $179.99. This is, Intel claims, the world’s first commercially available SSD using 64-layer 3D NAND, and is only shipping with a 512GB capacity. It has a 6Gbit/s SATA interface and its 4K block read/write IOPS are up to 75,000 …
Chris Mellor, 28 Jun 2017
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Travel IT giant Amadeus making eyes at Micron's SolidScale architecture

Analysis Amadeus, the global travel booking business, is testing Micron's SolidScale NVMe flash arrays, thinking they can provide vastly better realtime access to the terabytes of flight information it holds on behalf of airlines and travel operators. Nearly 75,000 travel agencies and more than 11,000 airline sales offices use the …
Chris Mellor, 23 May 2017
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Guess who's getting fat off DRAM shortages? Yep, the DRAM makers

Global DRAM shortages might have proved a pain in the butt for buyers of PCs, smartphones and servers, but – unsurprisingly – they were a boon for the memory manufacturers. Sales of the component hit a record level of $14.1bn in the first three months of 2017, up 13.4 per cent year-on-year, according to the latest numbers from …
Chris Mellor, 18 May 2017
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Flash funds: Micron to rain cash on Excelero – sources

We understand Micron has invested in Excelero, the software supplier for its SolidScale all-flash NVME array. Micron introduced its SolidScale array at the beginning of May, featuring NVME SSDS and an NVMe over Fabrics class access latency, adding 1 per cent to the access latency of a direct-attached NVMe SSD. It uses Excelero …
Chris Mellor, 17 May 2017

Selling physical and virtual storage arrays? How to crack it against mainstream giants

Analysis Take two companies with two new storage products. One is a physical array and the other is a virtual array built from clustered server nodes. Both are block access. Will the same selling/marketing approach be successful for both? Should you sell to CIOs or to lines of business (LOBs)? If you have a new storage array, then it …
Chris Mellor, 5 May 2017
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Micron moves up stack to Excelero-powered flash array product

+Comment Micron is building SolidScale, an all-flash, scale-out, NVMe over Fabrics access array using Excelero software aimed at low latency and high-throughput data access needs. It is introducing its SolidScale architecture, with multiple nodes connected using high-speed RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) fabric, for low-latency, …
Chris Mellor, 3 May 2017
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Micron looks to SanDisk for new CEO

Micron has hired ex-SanDisk CEO Sanjay Mehrotra as its new president and CEO, replacing the retiring Mark Durcan. Durcan confirmed his coming departure in February this year. Mehrotra was in charge at SanDisk when WD bought it for $19bn in October 2015, and will assume his new roles, with concomitant board membership, at …
Chris Mellor, 27 Apr 2017
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Micron making mucho memory moolah

DRAM and flash fabber Micron had a damn good second fiscal 2017 quarter, raking in increased revenues and a $0.9bn profit on the back of strengthened DRAM and NAND prices. Here are the basic numbers for the quarter, which ended March 2, 2017: Revenues of $4.65bn were 58.7 per cent higher than the year-ago $2.93bn Revenues …
Chris Mellor, 27 Mar 2017
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Second time's a charm? WD tries again with 3D NAND, doubles capacity

WD is firing up an early production run of its 512Gbit 64-layer 3D NAND chip at its Yokkaichi, Japan, foundry, with its partner Toshiba. The silicon uses a triple-level cell (TLC) flash design, which stores three bits per cell. Progressing from this pilot job to mass manufacturing will take at least six months, so don't expect …
Chris Mellor, 6 Feb 2017
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See that flashing taillight? Micron CEO has signalled a move

Two exec moves have flashed up in the solid state world. Micron CEO Mark Durcan told analysts he was going to stop being CEO and Kaminario’s CTO has quit. Shachar Fienblit has flagged up his Kaminario CTO slot departure on his Linked webpage. His Kaminario history is VP Engineering from April 2009 to the end of 2014, and CTO …
Chris Mellor, 6 Feb 2017

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