Tag Archives: Anobit

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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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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Apple May Purchase Anobit For Proprietary SSD Technologies

A new TechCrunch report claims that Apple may be purchasing the Israeli flash controller firm Anobit for up to half a billion dollars. Founded in 2006, Anobit’s primary focus is mobile and enterprise markets. Their proprietary MSP (Memory Signal Processing) is used to circumvent the physical endurance constraints of NAND over traditional methods.  Anobits customers are mostly unknown but it …

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