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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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Apple makes PhotoFast stop production of speedy 256 GB MacBook Air SSDs

Back in late October 9TO5MAC reported that PhotoFast began producing 256GB SSD upgrade kits for Apples latest MacBook Air lineup. PhotoFasts third-party SSD upgrade for the new MacBook Airs read and write at 250MB/s while Apples included SSD runs at between 150MB/s and 160MB/s.. Now, according to a source close to the company, Apple contacted PhotoFast last week and had them …

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