Flash Memory

Intel 25nm 8GB NAND chips reach mass production

Intel 25nm 8GB NAND chips reach mass production

Intel have begun mass production of their 25nm NAND flash memory, which began sampling earlier this year and will now begin shipping to manufacturers.  The memory - which can put 8GB of storage into a chip 167 square mm, capable of storing up to 2,000 songs or 8hrs of video - will be used in smartphones, PMPs and solid-state drives.

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Toshiba set for sub-25nm flash memory line

Toshiba set for sub-25nm flash memory line

Toshiba is one of the many companies in the electronics world that has its fingers into a myriad of categories within the tech segment. The company is known for making notebooks and TVs among other things. It is also big in the computer and memory hardware business.

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SanDisk 64GB Ultra SDXC card on sale for $350

SanDisk 64GB Ultra SDXC card on sale for $350

Looking for a huge quantity of speedy flash memory for your DSLR or HD camcorder?  SanDisk have pushed their 64GB Ultra SDXC memory card out the door, and the Class 4 card certainly promises enough.  Up to 15MB/sec read speeds are supported, with data kept in exFAT file structure; one card is enough for over eight hours of HD video at 9Mbps quality.

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Panasonic 64GB and 48GB SDXC cards unveiled

Panasonic 64GB and 48GB SDXC cards unveiled

Panasonic are the latest memory card manufacturer to throw their metaphorical hat into the SDXC ring, and they've a capacious duo to show for it.  The Panasonic 64GB and 48GB SDXC cards are each Class 10 and can apparently manage up to 22MB/s transfer speeds.

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Active Media 600X Pro Series CF cards for DSLR lovers

Active Media 600X Pro Series CF cards for DSLR lovers

If you're wielding a DSLR then you probably already know that memory needs to be fast and it needs to be large; we shouldn't have to sell the idea of Active Media's new 600X Pro Series Compact Flash cards to you, frankly.  Available in capacities from 8GB to 64GB, the range is capable of 90MB per second write rates to keep up with burst-mode photography.

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Samsung 32GB microSD and 64GB embedded module announced

Samsung 32GB microSD and 64GB embedded module announced

Faster smartphones and other mobile devices are great, but if your storage can't keep up - either in speed or capacity - then you're not getting the best from your shiny new gadget.  With that mindset, Samsung have just announced a couple of storage products for mobile devices that are based on their new, 30nm-class high density NAND flash: a 64GB moviNAND embedded memory module and a 32GB microSD card.

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Toshiba 64GB NAND flash would be ideal for next-gen iPhone

Toshiba have been doing magical things with NAND flash, and have exited the lab excitedly clutching a 64GB embedded NAND flash memory module.  Said to have the greatest capacity in the industry today, what's more interesting to us gadget hounds is that Toshiba are currently the NAND supplier of choice for Apple's iPhone 3GS, which until now has only been available in 16GB and 32GB capacities.

Lexar gaming memory cards outed

Lexar gaming memory cards outed

Flash memory: it's never exactly going to be interesting.  But on the other hand we'll seldom turn our noses up at a large chunk of storage, and so Lexar's latest Memory Stick Micro M2 and SDHC cards will undoubtedly tickle some gamer's soft-spots.  Available in 4GB and 8GB capacities, the cards are targeted at Nintendo Wii and DSi owners, together with Sony PSP and PS3 owners.

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SST unveils world’s first low-voltage, high-speed quad I/O serial flash memory for portable devices

SST unveils world’s first low-voltage, high-speed quad I/O serial flash memory for portable devices

Flash memory has found a home in so many of the devices we take for granted today that we hardly even think about memory any more. We all want our phones, GPS devices and other gear to run longer so any power savings that can be made in areas like memory directly correspond to more run time.

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