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Pocket C.H.I.P. makers go Pro with cloud-linked ARM-flexing module for IoT gizmo builders

Pics The team behind the popular $9 C.H.I.P. single-board-computer has come up with a version for engineers, startups, and larger organizations to embed in their products. Essentially, if you're an aspiring gadget maker and you want to stick a small Linux-flavored computer into your thing and sell it, the C.H.I.P. Pro aims to be …
Chris Williams, 11 Oct 2016
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China’s chip shop makes dash for flash with huge new fab

The Tsinghua Unigroup is spear-heading China’s dash to get its own flash fab off the ground. Filed plans show pilot production starting in 18 months. According to Stifel MD Aaron Rakers who has looked into the Tongfang Guoxin filing, the plant will build NAND and NOR flash wafers, not DRAM, with a 120,000 wafer starts/month ( …
Chris Mellor, 10 Nov 2015

Micron’s had its chips … and expects even more. Thanks Intel!

Intel’s Dalian flash fab news was taken to mean bad things for the Intel Micron flash partnership and XPoint activities. Well, not necessarily so, according to a Micron insider to whom we spoke. Intel announced it would pump up to $5.5bn into converting an existing chip-set fab in Dalian in China into a 3D Flash semiconductor …
Chris Mellor, 27 Oct 2015
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Storage boosters: Six mSATA format SSDs on test

Product Round-up The M.2 format for SSDs seems to be hogging all the headlines of late and the form factor may well be the future for storage for thin and light notebooks, tablets and nano-sized PCs. Yet the market is still gearing up to support it, so devices that can accommodate the format are still pretty thin on the ground, albeit improving …
Simon Crisp, 28 Aug 2015
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Kingston offers up its fastest SATA SSD: HyperX Savage 240GB

Review Kingston’s latest SATA-based addition to its HyperX range of SSDs is the Savage, an SSD which boasts some pretty impressive performance and endurance figures. Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB SSD The beast within: Kingston's HyperX Savage According to the official sequential figures for the drive, it is the company’s fastest …
Simon Crisp, 06 Jul 2015
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Bigger on the inside: WD’s Tardis-like Black² Dual Drive laptop disk

Review The phone call from Western Digital's people promised me “a completely new category of hard drive”. Naturally I was sceptical. After all, what could possibly be new in the world of rotating magnetic media – and don’t we all just want fast SSDs anyway? In fact, there’s no denying that WD has indeed delivered something new and, …
Leo Waldock, 06 Dec 2013
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Plextor M5 Pro 256GB SSD review

Some companies make a real song and dance about the launch of a new product, others just seem to launch something without hardly making a ripple. Plextor sits firmly in the latter category, which is something of a surprise considering its latest Pro SSD range, the M5 series, features not one but two new technologies that are, …
Simon Crisp, 31 Oct 2012
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DDR 4 sets the pace for fast memory

Extreme Hardware Reducing the size of chips has benefits beyond those seen in CPUs and GPUs. One other key component to gain an advantage is memory. The specification of the next generation of memory module, DDR 4 (DDR stands for 'double data rate'), is currently being finalised ahead of its anticipated launch later this year. It will use less …
Kenny Hemphill, 26 Jun 2012
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Bankrupt DRAMurai survivor seeks cash-laden Samsung rival

Japan's Nikkei paper is reporting (paywall) that Japan's sole and now bankrupt DRAM manufacturer, Elpida, is soliciting bids to rescue it from bankruptcy, with Micron and Intel identified as potential white knights for the stricken DRAMurai chip-maker. There will be a 2-stage bidding process, with round one this month followed …
Chris Mellor, 20 Mar 2012
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Fallen DRAMurai warrior Elpida files for bankruptcy protection

Japanese chipmaker Elpida Memory filed for bankruptcy protection today after failing to find anyone willing to save it. Despite rumours that a number of suitors were interested in slurping a stake in the DRAM manufacturer, including Micron Technology and Toshiba, Elpida has had to apply to restructure its business under …
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Elpida denies half-a-BEEELLION-dollar Micron buy-in

Speculation, reports and rumour are swirling around Elpida like leaks from a failing US primary candidate's campaign room. The latest has Micron Technology spending half a billion bucks to buy into Elpida while that company announces its first Resistance RAM chip; proving its worth so to speak. The DRAM market is over- …
Chris Mellor, 30 Jan 2012
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Micron, Elpida, Nanya lust for a DRAM hot threesome

The boys from Boise are on a roll after buying the ashes of Virtensys last week - now Idaho-based Micron is chatting up struggling Japanese memory maker Elpida and Taiwan's Nanya to form a 3-way merger. Reuters reports that talks have reached the final stage. Elpida has not been raking in enough revenue to be either profitable …
Chris Mellor, 24 Jan 2012
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Samsung heading DRAMurai charge

Goliath just got bigger; Samsung expanded its lead at the top of the DRAM market last quarter, shipping more memory than anyone else and at prices above the industry average. Analyst house iSuppli characterised the quarter as one of explosive DRAM growth and said it was the best second quarter for fifteen years. The overall …
Chris Mellor, 23 Aug 2010
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DRAM makers fined €331m for euro cartel

The European Commission has fined ten memory chip makers a total of €331m - as part of the first settlement made for cartel charges. Ten chipmakers were found guilty of running a cartel in order to fix prices. The fine was cut by ten per cent in recognition of the companies' acceptance of the facts. Micron had its fine …
John Oates, 19 May 2010
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Taiwan bails out memory makers

The Taiwanese government says it will bail out six indigenous DRAM memory makers and mere them into a new entity called Taiwan Memory Company, confirming months of speculation. Government officials are pursuing partnerships with either an American or Japanese chip maker, or perhaps both. The announcement of the formation of …
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Semiconductor industry tries to re-architect itself

Comment In the face of a foundry chip glut and recession-induced demand slump the world's semi-conductor industry is experiencing shock and disruption with moves afoot for government aid, mergers and a bankruptcy. The Japanese Nikkei newspaper reports that Japan-based Elpida is going to combine with three Taiwan-based semi-conductor …
Chris Mellor, 13 Feb 2009
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Memory gluttony slims suppliers

Micron announced truly appalling results for its 2008 fiscal year and its senior executives took a 20 per cent pay cut as a mark of shame. In the crazy world of DRAM and flash, gluttony is slimming - to balance sheets that is. Micron has been contributing to a glut of DRAM and NAND flash memory against a background of falling …
Chris Mellor, 02 Oct 2008

Microsoft orders 65nm Xbox 360 graphics chip

Claims the next incarnation of the Xbox 360's internal workings is due to begin being built into the console in August appear to be on track. Microsoft was this week said to have placed orders with chip and motherboard makers. According to a Taiwanese Economic News (TEN) report, MS has TSMC producing a 65nm version of the Xbox …
Tony Smith, 09 May 2008

Rambus wins big in monopoly ding-dong

Rambus won big in the courtroom today, with a jury deciding the company had properly obtained patents for technology later incorporated into fast memory chip standards. So it's not a cheating monopoly after all, as memory chip makers Hynix, Micron and Nanya had sought to establish in US District Court in San Jose, California. …
Drew Cullen, 26 Mar 2008
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California to sue DRAM makers over price-fixing claims

Seven of the world's biggest memory makers today face an antitrust lawsuit from 34 US Attorneys General who claim the companies conspired "to fix DRAM chip prices, artificially restrain supply, allocate among themselves the production of DRAM chips and markets for the chips, and rig bids for DRAM chip contracts" between January …
Tony Smith, 14 Jul 2006
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Rambus awarded $306.5m in Hynix patent case

Rambus has won its month-long patent infringement trial against South Korean rival Hynix Semiconductor. A San Jose, California jury yesterday awarded compensation to the US chip interface designer in the sum of $306.5m. "We are very pleased with today's result – and very thankful for the considered attention of the jury and …
OUT-LAW.COM, 26 Apr 2006
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Infineon DRAM biz to spin off as Qimonda

Infineon's memory division will become a separate entity - named Qimonda - on 1 May, the company said today. Based in Munich, Qimonda will remain an Infineon subsidiary until it's IPO'd - though the parent company gave no indication when that may happen. Infineon CEO Wolfgang Ziebert described the move as a "strategic …
Tony Smith, 31 Mar 2006
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DDR 2 memory prices leap 18%

DDR 2 SDRAM chip contract prices have jumped 18 per cent this month compared to the average price during the last two weeks of January, market watcher DRAMeXchange has said. And with both Samsung, Hynix and other memory makers already implementing price-rises this month, the increase is going to continue. Contract prices for …
Tony Smith, 07 Feb 2006
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Infineon board favours DRAM unit IPO - report

Another day, another way for Infineon to rid itself of its loss-making DRAM division. After yesterday's claim that the German company is to sell the unit to Micron and Nanya, today we hear the firm would prefer to float the business. According to the Financial Times, Infineon's supervisory board is preparing to vote in favour …
Tony Smith, 16 Nov 2005
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Infineon to 'sell DRAM biz' to Nanya, Micron

Infineon is to quit the DRAM market. The German chip maker will split up its DRAM unit and sell the bits to Micron and Nanya. So claims US investment bank Needham & Co., by way of a Reuters report. According to the story, Nanya will get Infineon's non-US assets, while Micron will pick up the North American plant. Terms of the …
Tony Smith, 15 Nov 2005
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Taiwan's DRAM makers see fastest market growth

Taiwanese memory makers may have seen big sales gains during Q3, but they remain a long way from market leadership, according to quarterly statistics from market watcher Gartner Dataquest. Out of the top ten DRAM makers, Taiwan's Nanya, PowerChip and ProMOS all saw the biggest sequential revenue growth in Q3, Gartner's numbers …
Tony Smith, 08 Nov 2005
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Hynix, Infineon winners as Q2 DRAM sales slide

Hynix once again became the world's second most successful memory maker during Q2, pushing Micron into third place on market watcher iSuppli's chart. But it was a tough period for almost all the bigger DRAMurai, as the top eight companies recorded sequential drops in revenues of up to 24 per cent, according to the researcher's …
Tony Smith, 04 Aug 2005
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Samsung countersues Rambus

Samsung has countersued Rambus, and has asked the courts to strip the memory technology developer of four patents it holds. The complaint followed Rambus' own move to sue Samsung over alleged intellectual property infringement. Rambus also tore up a DDR SDRAM licensing agreement it had previously signed with Samsung, though the …
Tony Smith, 14 Jun 2005
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Rambus sues Samsung

Rambus has sued Samsung, alleging the South Korean giant infringed its intellectual property rights by shipping DDR, DDR 2, GDDR 2 and GDDR 3 devices. Rambus also brought one of a number of licensing agreements it has signed with Samsung to an early close, the memory technology developer said. It claims Samsung has violated …
Tony Smith, 08 Jun 2005
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WTO backs Hynix against EU on DRAM levies

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has sided with Hynix in the memory maker's dispute with the European Union. The WTO decision is preliminary and yet to be formally made public. But news of the ruling has leaked out, pushing Hynix's stock up 1.9 per cent, Bloomberg reports. The WTO publishes its final verdict in a month or so …
Tony Smith, 16 Mar 2005
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Rambus Infineon claim chucked out of court

Rambus shares fell ten per cent last night on news that a judge has thrown out its claim for patent infringement against Infineon Technologies. The case concerns Rambus patents for SDRAM and DDR DRAM memory chips and dates back to August 2000. Judge Robert E Payne dismissed Rambus's patent infringement claims, a decision …
John Oates, 02 Mar 2005
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Rambus sues four for GDDR 'infringement'

Litigiously inclined memory technology developer Rambus has filed four more lawsuits against memory chip makers it claims used its intellectual property without permission. Hynix and Infineon are already being sued by Rambus, but Nanya and Inotera represent new targets for the company's very busy legal team. In all four cases …
Tony Smith, 26 Jan 2005
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WTO backs Hynix over US DRAM duties

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has said that the US should not have imposed import duties on South Korean memory maker Hynix. However, early indications suggest the US may be preparing to appeal against the judgement. The WTO's decision follows the US inability to prove that the South Korean government had provided Hynix …
Tony Smith, 23 Dec 2004
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Sony, Samsung agree to share toys

Sony and Samsung have entered into a far-reaching technology licensing agreement that opens stacks of each company's intellectual properties to the other. However, the deal doesn't preclude the outbreak of legal fights between the two companies in future since key "differentiation technologies", such as Sony's PlayStation …
Tony Smith, 14 Dec 2004
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Elpida offers 800MHz 1Gb DDR 2 chip

Elpida has created what it claims is the world's first 800MHz DDR 2 SDRAM chip with a 1Gb capacity. The Japanese memory maker - which this month IPO'd on the Tokyo stock exchange - admits that the market is "not ready for such advanced products in applications today", but nonetheless if anyone wants 800MHz DDR 2 parts, it's …
Tony Smith, 19 Nov 2004
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Elpida IPO raises $967m

Japanese memory maker Elpida IPO'd on the Tokyo stock exchange this morning, floating 32.6 per cent of the company. The company also posted its first ever half-yearly profit on surging sales. The 29.15m shares were launched at ¥3500 ($33) - just above the anticipated ¥3400 ($32) - and quickly rose to ¥3640 ($35). The flotation …
Tony Smith, 15 Nov 2004
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Hynix, Micron neck-and-neck in Q3

Having fallen behind South Korea's Hynix in Q2, US memory maker Micron managed to draw level with its rival during Q3 despite an almost negligible increase in overall DRAM sales. So market watcher Gartner Dataquest's latest figures show. Q3 worldwide DRAM revenues were up just 0.2 per cent on Q2 to $6.9bn, but up 39.7 per cent …
Tony Smith, 12 Nov 2004
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Toshiba takes Hynix to task in patent clash

Toshiba has accused Hynix of infringing its DRAM and Flash patents, and has begun legal proceedings against its South Korean rival in the US and Japanese courts. A lawsuit filed with the Tokyo District Court alleges Hynix wilfully infringed three of Toshiba's NAND Flash patents. The Japanese company wants the court to block the …
Tony Smith, 09 Nov 2004
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LG, Matsushita trade lawsuits in PDP patent clash

Japan's Matsushita and South Korean combine LG Electronics have both issued lawsuits against each other after both companies accused the other of patent infringement. Matsushita was first. It claims LG's plasma display panels use technology it owns governing the way heat can be dispersed from the screens. It asked the Tokyo …
Tony Smith, 05 Nov 2004
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Nvidia accused of patent violation

Nvidia has become the latest technology manufacturer to be tackled by an intellectual property holding company. Mountain View, California-based Opti, inc. today said it had issued a writ against the graphics chip maker, alleging infringement of five patents its owns. Opti was formerly a chip developer itself, but sold its fabs …
Tony Smith, 20 Oct 2004
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Renesas seeks Nanya DRAM ban

Renesas has asked the Tokyo court to ban rival DRAM maker Nanya from importing memory chip into Japan and from promoting products there. The request follows its claims that Taiwan's Nanya infringed a variety of its memory chip patents, the Japanese memory company said yesterday, Renesas began legal action against Nanya in the …
Tony Smith, 13 Oct 2004
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Japan to probe Hynix DRAM dealings

The Japanese government is to investigate allegations that South Korean memory maker Hynix received outlawed state aid. "We believe that there is enough evidence for starting our investigation," Finance Minister Sadakazu Tanigaki told reporters at a regular news conference yesterday. Elpida and NEC formally asked the Japanese …
Tony Smith, 04 Aug 2004
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Hynix overtakes Micron in world DRAM chart

South Korean memory maker Hynix has knocked the USA's Micron off the number two spot in Gartner's global DRAM manufacturer chart, the market watcher reported yesterday. Hynix also managed to out-grow its other arch-rival, Germany's Infineon, the researcher said. However, Japan's Elpida was the real growth winning, notching up a …
Tony Smith, 29 Jul 2004
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STMicro confirms Hynix JV talks

STMicroelectronics CEO Pasquale Pistorio this week confirmed that his company is in talks with South Korea's Hynix to form a memory-manufacturing joint venture, and that negotiations could be concluded within six weeks. Separately, Infineon's $2.2bn JV with Taiwan's Nanya, Inotera, opened its first 300mm wafer fab yesterday. …
Tony Smith, 01 Jul 2004
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Elpida, Micron ask Japan to take Hynix to task

Memory makers Elpida and Micron have asked Japan's Ministry of Finance to impose punitive duties on rival manufacturer Hynix. Hynix said Japan's investigation is "particularly unreasonable and unwarranted at this time, when the world DRAM market has been showing a continued strong performance since 2003, and when the WTO is …
Tony Smith, 16 Jun 2004
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Hynix leads Q1 DRAM sales charge

DRAM makers Hynix and Infineon made big gains in the memory market during Q1, beating an industry average sequential growth rate of 6.6 per cent while the other key players lagged behind it. That, at least, is what market watcher Gartner's numbers show, and who are we to argue the point? The numbers from both companies were not …
Tony Smith, 04 May 2004
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WTO to rule on Hynix import duties

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has put in place the people who will decide if the tariffs imposed separately by the European Union and the US on imports of Hynix DRAM products are lawful, according to wire reports. And now Japan is ready to follow suit with tariffs, following complaints by local manufacturer Elpida. It is …
Tony Smith, 26 Jan 2004
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South Korea asks WTO to overturn EU Hynix levy

The South Korean government has formally complained to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) about the European Union's treatment of Hynix - specifically the EU's imposition of a 34.8 per cent duty on imports of Hynix DRAM. The move, reported by the Associated Press agency, follows an EU vote earlier this month in favour of the …
Tony Smith, 26 Aug 2003
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Elpida, Nanya demand Hynix DRAM probes

Elpida has asked the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to investigate Hynix. So have four Taiwanese memory makers, including Nanya, who this week asked their government to probe the troubled South Korean memory maker. All five companies have been spurred to action by the apparent success Infineon and Micron …
Tony Smith, 20 Aug 2003
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Micron, Infineon battle for second place in DRAM chart

While Samsung continues to rule the RAM roost, the real cock-fight is for the number two position, with Micron coming increasingly under pressure from Infineon, according to the latest data from DRAM market watcher Semico. For the first six months of 2003, Micron held 21.2 per cent of the market. Infineon took 18.5 per cent. …
Tony Smith, 17 Jul 2003