Tag Archives: NAND flash memory

Silicon Power UD70 2TB NVMe SSD Review

The Silicon Power UD70 NVMe SSD is based on the newest Micron QLC NAND flash memory and it fits right in.  That is a pretty big statement considering there was a point when nobody thought QLC memory could stand up to the performance of previous gen TLC memory.  But then again, the same was said of TLC memory in comparing …

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Japanese Research Team Develops Garbage Collection Middleware To Improve SSD Write Speeds By Up To 300%!

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) recently held its 2014 IEEE International Memory Workshop (IMW) from 5/18/2014 to 5/21/2014 in Taipei, Taiwan.  This workshop is an international academic conference on semiconductor memory technologies, and while much of the discussion is even more specialized than us technology buffs get into, the occasional significant development is featured.  Such was the …

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Toshiba Announces Mass Production of 15nm Process Technology NAND Flash Memory

Toshiba Corporation is announcing development of the world’s first 15nm process technology for production of NAND flash memory.  Toshiba will begin mass production of two-bits-per-cell, 128Gb (16GB) NAND modules at the end of April 2014 at its Fab 5 Yokkaichi Operations, which is Toshiba’s primary NAND flash production facility.  The new 15nm process replaces Toshiba’s second generation 19nm process technology, …

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What Role Do SSD Components Play – Learning To Run With Flash

Today’s consumer is a much smarter breed than we all were yesterday.  The simple fact that SSDs are faster, totally silent, create less heat, are significantly more impact resistant and provide longer laptop battery life than the hard drive, just isn’t enough.  Today’s consumer wants to know how this is possible and why. Our introductory two articles in the ‘Learning …

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SK Hynix Sued By SanDisk And Toshiba Over Alleged Theft Of Trade Secrets

Toshiba and Sandisk have filed separate lawsuits seeking damages from SK Hynix, and have alleged that the company has profited from the theft of data relating to NAND flash memory technology.  Toshiba and SanDisk have been partners for a number of years on the production of flash memory chip technology for mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets.  Toshiba currently …

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Toshiba’s 35 Mil OCZ Purchase Re-Opens OCZ Doors, Reassures OCZ Customers and Provides Toshiba With A Great Controller

Early this morning, OCZ issued a press release that Toshiba had successfully purchased OCZ under a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy agreement for 35 millions dollars.  This is great news for the millions of present OCZ customers who have been holding their breath as we will now see OCZ opens its doors once again, and serve existing and future OCZ customers during …

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