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First Volume Production of Phase Change Memory

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First Volume Production of Phase Change Memory

Micron is the first company to start volume production of Phase Change Memory (PCM) solutions-- with 45nm PCM technology ideal for mobile device applications.

The Micron PCM offering features 1Gb PCM plus 512Mb LPDDR2 in multichip packages. Currently available for feature phones, the company also plans to develop further on the technology with smartphone and tablet applications.

PCM technology offers Continue reading...

First 2-Gbit DDR2 Mobile RAM

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Elpida Memory claims the first 2-Gbit DDR2 Mobile RAM.

High density, low power consumption and high-speed functionality of the eco-friendly DRAM device make it attractive for smartphones, netbooks and MIDs.

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Samples of the 2-Gbit DDR2 Mobile RAM are shipping since October 2009. Mass production is scheduled for first half 2010.

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SanDisk Enters Music Market

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SanDisk Enters Music Market

Let’s call it “Memory Card Music”. SanDisk and the four major music companies launch slotMusic, a compact memory card with a music album, plus extras. The music is sold in MP3 format with no digital locks to prevent copying. An adapter allows users to transfer their music to PCs via their USB slots.

The SlotMusic albums cost about $15 and retailers like Wal-Mart and Best Buy will Continue reading...

New Memory Company: Numonyx B.V.

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New Memory Company: Numonyx B.V.


Headquartered in Switzerland and incorporated in the Netherlands, Numonyx begins with 7000 employees worldwide with facilities in USA, Italy, China, Israel, Singapore, Malaysia, and Philippines.

Numonyx gets a substanial worldwide patent portfolio from parents Intel and STMicroelectronics. The patents and applications cover a variety of technologies including flash memory and PCM, graphics, cell phones, Continue reading...

Micron, Nanya Will Cooperate On Chip Design

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Micron and Nanya Technology sign a preliminary deal to set up a joint venture and cooperate on technology development.

Financial terms of the agreement weren't disclosed. The deal centers on collaborating on technology for making DRAMs.

Micron is the biggest U.S. DRAM maker by revenue. Nanya is Taiwan's second-biggest producer (after Powerchip Semiconductor Corp.)

Prices of DRAM chips fell nearly Continue reading...