The NAND flash memory, capable of 3 bits per cell, is based on 34-nanometer technology. The chips will be limited initially to flash drives.
Better flash memory for smartphones will be comparable to the solid-state drives found in laptops today, according to Micron Technology.
Improvements in the operating system will include how Windows handles multitasking, graphics acceleration, and solid-state drives.
Company says it has made a $500 million prepayment to Toshiba for flash memory chips and indicates that the market is stabilizing.
Lexar releases a new solid-state drive in the Crucial brand that's available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB versions.
Company announces new solid-state drives with increased performance and lower cost. The chipmaker will also offer updates to boost drive speed in Windows 7.
As the use of flash memory for solid-state disk progresses, vendors who make SSD controllers are also worth watching. Fusion-io is one who just announced a major advance.
EMC snags Data Domain at last, then Broadcom drops its hostile takeover bid for Emulex. Is that all for storage industry M&A activity this year?
Adaptec has announced a RAID controller series that uses NAND and Supercapacitors to protect data in cache in case of failure. Will Adaptec stand alone?
Although solid-state drives are in vogue, market forces and technical issues are making them a little less appealing than before.