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Examining The SSD Industry – Researching The Controller or Processor

If NAND flash is the fuel, than a controller is the engine. This article takes a look at controller and firmware, it’s importance, and the players that “Own the Controller”. The first debate is what’s more important, the controller itself, or the firmware that drives it? While a debatable issue, we can certainly agree that one does not work without the other. Further, significant Intellectual Property …

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Examining The SSD Industry – Benefits of Owning The Fab

Recent years have seen the consolidation of the memory market to three Tier 1 players, Hynix, Micron and Samsung. This consolidation was the result of enormous CAPEX requirements, coupled with a highly volatile commodity, DRAM. Today’s NAND Flash landscape is broad, compared to DRAM, however possesses the very same traits. Players today include Hynix, Intel, Micron, SanDisk, Samsung and Toshiba. …

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Examining The SSD Industry – Evolution and Progress

There are many companies marketing solid state storage products today. The landscape is broadening, yet we continue to see consolidation. Who are the players today and who will be around in ten years? Stay tuned in upcoming days as our follow up articles shed a bit of light on today’s SSD companies, focus on the business models of some, and maybe even …

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Former SMART Modular VP Wayne Eisenberg Teams Up With The SSD Review

The Solid State Storage market is commanding much interest across a variety of applications and solutions. The technology provides clear advantages such as performance and power savings, however the landscape for suppliers remains grey. Who will be the winners, the losers, who will command the enterprise, the client, who will be bought and/or sold? My name is Wayne Eisenberg and …

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Apple Acquires Anobit For Half A Billion Dollars – Well Done Apple!

Reports surfaced yesterday of Apple’s acquisition of Anobit, an Israeli start-up. According to the Israeli news site Calcalist.com and reported by Computerworld, Apple paid about $500 million to purchase the private company. The SSD market has seen consolidation and should see more. LSI’s most recent acquisition of SandForce reinforces the clamor for the ultimate edge, the holy grail of SSD, the controller and firmware. …

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