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Anyone fancy testing the 'unlimited' drive writes claim on Nimbus Data's 100TB whopper SSD?

Nimbus Data has introduced its 100TB ExaDrive DC series SSD, the highest-capacity flash drive available. It has some unusual characteristics but, first, let's show its size advantage by checking out the competition: Toshiba PM5: 30.72TB, 2.5-inch case, 12 Gbit/s SAS interface, 1, 3, 5 and 10 drive writes per day (DWPD) …
Chris Mellor, 19 Mar 2018

Blackout at Samsung NAND factory destroys chunk of global supply

PC-and-server-makers spent most of 2017 complaining about profit erosion due to shortages of key components. Now comes news from Taiwan about further disruption to the supply chain, this time for NAND Flash, thanks to a blackout at a Samsung plant. Taiwan’s DigiTimes has cited reports of a ‘leccy loss in Pyeongtaek, where the …
Simon Sharwood, 15 Mar 2018

Ex-Samsung man to serve 6+ years in prison for embezzlement

A former Samsung exec is headed to prison after losing his appeal on charges of wire and tax fraud. John Lee had pled guilty to the charges in 2008, admitting that while he served as a director for Samsung America's Korean export department between 2002 and 2007, he embezzled between $1m and $2.5m from the electronics giant …
Shaun Nichols, 15 Mar 2018
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A smartphone recession is coming and animated poo emojis can't stop it

"Smartphone sales are starting to decline at an accelerating rate," a market analyst has declared. In a pessimistic note, Jeff Johnston of Arthur Wood Research blames feature ennui. When sector design leader Apple devoted a significant portion of a flagship device launch event to an animated poo emoji, one detects an industry …
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Sony Xperia XZ2: High-res audio but no headphone jack

MWC18 Sony launched the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 compact at an early morning press event as Mobile World Congress opened in Barcelona. A key feature in the Samsung S9, super slow-mo video enabled by a 960fps camera (for short 0.2 second bursts), was already a feature in last year's Xperia XZ1, Sony reminded those present. Unlike Samsung …
Tim Anderson, 26 Feb 2018
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Samsung's Galaxy 9s debut, with not much other than new cameras

MWC Samsung has formally launched its next-generation Galaxy 9 flagship smartphones just ahead of 2018's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. This year's S9 and S9+ models feel like they're treading water versus last year's S8 and S8+. The screen spec is the same at 2960 x 1440 pixels, but Samsung says they're a bit brighter this …
Tim Anderson, 26 Feb 2018

Bros, in these taxing times, PC culture has had a major effect on HP

Stronger than expected PC and printer sales, plus a tax windfall, gave HP Inc one of its best quarters in recent history, according to its latest financial figures. The company saw double digit growth in sales of PCs and printers in the three months to the end of January, and in all trading regions worldwide. Furthermore, CEO …
Iain Thomson, 23 Feb 2018
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Samsung left off Google's new official Androids-for-biz list

Google has launched an Android Enterprise Recommended program it says "makes it simple for businesses to confidently select, deploy and manage Android devices and services that meet elevated enterprise requirements validated by Google" and has left Samsung off the list. Android enterprise recommended logo We've got this logo …
Simon Sharwood, 22 Feb 2018

Hot NAND: Samsung wheels out 30TB SSD monster

Samsung has finally got its 31TB SSD into manufacturing, catching up with Toshiba's similarly well-endowed SAS flash package. The 30.72TB PM1643 effectively replaces the current PM1633a and its 15.36TB capacity limit, and is positioned as an enterprise SSD, although Samsung does tell us it can store 5,700 HD movies. News of …
Chris Mellor, 20 Feb 2018

Iiyama reanimates LCD cartel lawsuit corpse, swings it at Samsung

LG and Samsung may be getting hot under the collar after an English court agreed that the long-running liquid crystal display (LCD) price-fixing cartel case can be reopened. In a lengthy and detailed ruling by the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, handed down on Friday, Lord Justices Longmore and Henderson, along with Lady …
Gareth Corfield, 19 Feb 2018

When Samsung reveals the S9 at MWC, at least try to act surprised

There's rarely such a thing as a "genuine" phone leak in our experience – glimpses of unreleased models are carefully choreographed by professionals months in advance. Apple is the obvious exception. A stupendous data dump on the eve of the iPhone launch left presenters with nothing new at all to announce. Samsung's big night …
Andrew Orlowski, 19 Feb 2018
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Samsung needs to eat itself, not copy Apple's X-rated margins

Analysis Rarely has a phone been as widely trailed as Samsung's 2018 Galaxy flagship. When the S9 is formally unveiled in Barcelona in a fortnight there will be few surprises – not only are the design and specs widely leaked but so are the carrier variants. But what does Samsung want from its phone range – and what does the world …
Andrew Orlowski, 12 Feb 2018
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Infinidat techie: Let me tell you a thing or two about ruler-format SSDs

Interview We spoke to several people about Intel ruler and Samsung mini-ruler SSDs and thought we'd have some fun getting a point of view from Infinidat. Our expectation was that, as INFINIDAT uses disk for capacity storage and says you don't need all-flash arrays for performance, we might not even get a reply. We were wrong, and we …
Chris Mellor, 7 Feb 2018

2017 tablet market trended towards torpor

The tablet computer market took a steep dip in 2017 according to analyst firms IDC and Strategy Analytics. The former firm found sales down 6.5 per cent to 163.5 million, compared to 2016’s 174.9m. Strategy Analytics had a higher number for units shipped – 185m – but a sharper annual dip of nine per cent. Both analysts found …
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Plunk: SK Hynix drops 72-layer 3D NAND on enterprise SSD market

SK Hynix, currently focused on client SSDs, is posed to enter the enterprise SSD market with 72-layer 3D NAND tech. It has developed 512Gb flash chips with this technology, and built an enterprise-class SSD using its own controller and firmware to provide 4TB of capacity. SK Hynix is not saying whether the SSD uses TLC (3bits/ …
Chris Mellor, 5 Feb 2018

Samsung heir walks free after appeals court quashes bribery charges

The heir to Samsung, Lee Jae-yong, has been freed with a suspended sentence after spending a year in jail on charges of offering bribes to the disgraced former president of South Korea, Park Geun-hye. Last year, Lee was sentenced to five years behind bars for corruption after a six-month trial. He had been charged with …
Kat Hall, 5 Feb 2018
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Tall, slim models are coming to take over dumpy SSD territory

Interview Intel and Samsung have introduced "ruler" format SSDs, longer than the standard 2.5-inch drive format, and with higher capacities. However, adoption has been slow. Supermicro is bringing in ruler SSD-using servers, but few others. Why is that? Are the formats unsuitable in some way? We asked senior 451 analyst Steven Hill for …
Chris Mellor, 2 Feb 2018

DRAM, Samsung, these profits are on fire, NAND ain't that the truth

Korean tech titan Samsung has posted bumper annual results on the back of high memory chip demand, with yearly operating profit up 83 per cent to 53.7 trillion won (£35.4bn). Semiconductors were the main driver of growth, accounting for two-thirds of its operating profit of 35.2 trillion won, according to figures emitted on …
Kat Hall, 31 Jan 2018

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