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SK Hynix 128GB memory module uses 8Gb DDR4

SK Hynix 128GB memory module uses 8Gb DDR4

SK Hynix has announced a new high-density memory module that it claims to be the world's first to hit 128GB. The module uses 8Gb DDR4 and is built on advanced 20nm class technology. Hynix says that the new module is double the density of existing 64GB offerings and uses TSV (Through Silicon Via) technology.

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Moto G microSD expansion? Not so fast

Moto G microSD expansion? Not so fast

Since the first announcement of the Motorola-made smartphone Moto G, there’s been chatter about the possibility of expanding its internal memory. This week a teardown of the machine has gone the extra mile in figuring out if indeed this smartphone would be able to work with a microSD card though its official specifications for the public suggest that this is impossible. The first big clue came in the suggestion that one piece of its internal configuration was hiding a microSD card inside.

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AMD hUMA wants to speed your APU memory use, no joke

AMD hUMA wants to speed your APU memory use, no joke

Heterogeneous Uniform Memory Access may sound like the orderly queue you make outside the RAM store, but for AMD, hUMA is an essential part of squeezing the best from its upcoming Kaveri APUs. Detailed for the first time today, hUMA builds on AMD's existing Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) - integrating CPUs and GPUs into single, multipurpose chips - by allowing both the core processor and the graphics side to simultaneously access the same memory at the same time.

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Samsung hunts for memory help as Apple tipped to jump ship

Samsung hunts for memory help as Apple tipped to jump ship

It would appear that as Apple begins a move away from reliance on Samsung to create the most massive amount of its mobile products' flash memory, the Korean company is seeking outside help to create enough product for its own Galaxy lineup. Two reports have surfaced today that suggest both Apple and Samsung to be seeking new means and ways of accessing enough product for the innards of their smartphone and tablet lineups. While Apple has bee reported to be teaming up with Taiwan Semiconductor on one hand, Samsung has been tipped to be purchasing memory from Elpida Memory and Toshiba.

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Samsung launches new DRAM early amid stock drop

Samsung launches new DRAM early amid stock drop

Samsung’s shares took a massive hit when a Digitimes rumor claimed that Apple would be moving 50% of memory capacity to Elpida for DRAM memory chips. Samsung was reportedly set to announce its new 20nm DRAM chips on Monday, but has moved up the announcement to today in order to quell fears with investors and shareholders. Samsung denies the Digitimes rumor, saying that its chips will still be used in Apple products going forward.

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Micron CEO dies in experimental airplane crash

Micron CEO dies in experimental airplane crash

Micron Chairman and CEO Steve Appleton died from a small airplane crash this morning. Appleton has long been a stunt plane pilot and was flying a single-engine experimental aircraft solo before it crashed at the Boise airport. This wasn't the first time Appleton had crashed but it is his last. He was 51 years old.

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Too many memory chips, too few buyers

Too many memory chips, too few buyers

In an already wounded market, those in the business for Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) chips are experiencing more downfalls after research done by IHS iSupply. According to the research, DRAM chips, which are used in products such as personal computers and video game systems, is in a state of oversupply. This has put memory suppliers in a bad state.

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CompactFlash Association announces XQD as next generation for high-end camera memory cards

CompactFlash Association announces XQD as next generation for high-end camera memory cards

Just when you think you've got all your memory card problems figured out, BAM, along comes the CompactFlash Association with an announcement that it has adopted a brand new specification and format called XQD to replace what some (of course) call the too-venerable CompactFlash memory card we've been using for a while now in our high-end cameras. This new XQD format is a PCI Express-based memory card that's both smaller and faster than the current CompactFlash format cards. XQD is also said to offer significant benefits over the competition - that competition of course being Secure Digital (aka SD)'s SDHC and SDXC cards.

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