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  1. cageymaru

    Micron Cuts DRAM and NAND Flash Output as ASP Falters

    Micron has revealed plans to cut production of its DRAM and NAND flash products by 5% to combat its average selling price (ASP) falling by 20% in the quarter ended February 28, 2019. Oversupply in both sectors led to the sharp fall in pricing and was "worse-than-expected DRAM and NAND pricing."...
  2. AlphaAtlas

    Samsung, SK Hynix and Micron to Face Revenue Drops in Q1 2019

    Digitimes claims that Samsung Electronics, SK Hynix, and Micron Technology, the world's top 3 memory manufacturers, saw their Q1 2019 revenue drop dramatically. Combined DRAM and Flash revenue was down 18% sequentially and 26% "from a year earlier in the fourth quarter of 2018." The big 3...
  3. FrgMstr

    Micron on Making Octa Level Flash - Nope!

    We ran a news item last week that pointed to WCCFTech and its story telling us that Micron will be manufacturing "Octa Level Flash," a.k.a. "OLC," in Q1 or Q2 of 2019. Micron has contacted us directly to refute the reporting by WCCFTech. Micron is aware of the article published on Feb. 8...
  4. AlphaAtlas

    Micron Will Manufacture Octa Level Flash

    Update: Micron on Making Octa Level Flash - Nope! WCCF reports that Micron plans to introduce octa-level flash in Q1 or Q2 2019. As opposed to carrying a single bit of information like old SLC SSDs, or two bits like common MLC drives, octa level flash cells can each hold a byte of information...
  5. AlphaAtlas

    Micron Intends to Make 10k HDDs Obsolete

    10,000 RPM hard drives have all but disappeared from consumer markets, but they still have a place in the enterprise hardware world. However, Micron intends to make those drives obsolete with their new 5210 ION QLC SSDs. The company claims the new drives have "MSRPs similar on a $/GB basis to...
  6. AlphaAtlas

    Jinhua Claims It Didn't Steal Anything

    Last week, the U.S. Justice Department charged Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit with stealing intellectual property from Micron. But, in a press release posted on their Chinese website, Jinhua claims they didn't steal anything at all. Interestingly, a separate press release posted in July claims...
  7. cageymaru

    The U.S. Justice Department Charges Chinese and Taiwanese Firms with IP Theft

    The U.S. Justice Department has charged three Taiwanese nationals and United MIcroelectronics Corp (UMC) in addition to Chinese state-owned Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co. with stealing intellectual property from the U.S. largest memory maker, Micron Technology Inc. Attorney General Jeff...
  8. AlphaAtlas

    Micron Buys Itself Out of Flash Partnership With Intel

    Micron is officially ending their flash partnership by buying Intel's share of IM Flash for $2.5 billion. Micron is shelling out $1.5 billion in cash for the acquisition, and is taking on another $1 billion in debt. The company says it can start the acquisition process in early 2019, and that it...
  9. cageymaru

    Micron Technology Expands Virginia Footprint with New Plant

    Micron has decided to expand its facilities in Manassas, Virginia with a new plant that is dedicated to creating high speed memory for autonomous vehicles. The current plant in Virginia employs 1,200 engineers and technicians while the new plant is expected to be staffed by another 1,100...
  10. R

    Micron and Intel Develop 3rd Generation 3D NAND

    Via a post on their newsroom, Intel has announced today that in partnership with Micron, they have developed a new 3rd generation of NAND flash. The new chips are the world's first with 4Tb - 4bits/cell dies in 64 layers, and upcoming 96 layers. The 64 layer 4bits/cell die coming in at 1Tb...
  11. R

    Micron Working On QLC Flash Storage

    In a report from The Register, Micron is planning to release quad-level flash cell drives later this year. QLC flash stores 4bits/cell vs TLC flash's 3 meaning a 6TB TLC SSD could become an 8TB QLC SSD using this technology, and start encroaching on the nearline disk market. QLC flash does...
  12. FrgMstr

    Micron's Inotera Plant for DRAM Shut Down

    If you were waiting for the right time to buy DRAM for a new build, that time might be right effing now. One of Micron's plants is now shut down and has been forced to scrap about 60,000 12-inch wafers due to a contamination situation. (Micron recently bought this Taiwan Inotera DRAM plant as...
  13. FrgMstr

    Micron says GDDR5X Updated and GDDR6 on the Way

    Micron has told us that we should expect updates to GDDR5X in terms of throughput. When launched, GDDR5X 10Gbps was spec, and now we should expect stock bandwidth will be upped to 11Gbps and 12Gbps configurations. When we launched G5X just over a year ago, we were proud to deliver the world’s...
  14. Zarathustra[H]

    Micron to Ship Intel Optane Competitor Later this Year

    As has been reported a lot, Intel and Micron co-developed the new 3D Xpoint Technology that is behind Intel's Optane drives. With all the buzz about Intel's Optane today, Micron wants you to know that they will be shipping their own version of the 3D Xpoint technology branded QuantX later this...
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