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Intel, Micron 3D XPoint memory tech can support 8K gaming

Intel, Micron 3D XPoint memory tech can support 8K gaming

When id Software's RAGE video game started flaunting "4K textures" around, there was much debate on the practicality of that amount of data versus what our eyes can distinguish and what our beefiest PCs can handle. And now Intel and Micron, two of the biggest names in the semiconductor industry, wants us thinking about 8K games already? That said, it isn't about the absurdity of the idea but about how its new 3D XPoint memory technology can make it possible, beating the hell out of the popular and steadfast NAND flash storage we have today.

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Micron to buy Elpida Memory to compete with Samsung

Micron to buy Elpida Memory to compete with Samsung

Micron Technology Inc. has agreed to acquire debt-ridden Japanese chip maker Elpida Memory for about $750 million in cash to boost Micron’s manufacturing capacity and bump them up behind Samsung–the global market leader for DRAM memory chips. The agreement involves a sponsorship which will require Micron to spend about $2.5 billion to acquire Elpida’s equity and pay off some of its debt.

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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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Micron and Intel unveil world’s first 128Gb NAND device

Micron and Intel unveil world’s first 128Gb NAND device

Micron and Intel have announced the results of something that the two have been working on together. The result is the unveil of the world's first 128Gb NAND device. The NAND device is small and aimed at small form factor devices like tablets, smartphones, SSDs, and more. The have also announced the mass production of the 64Gb 20nm NAND.

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Samsung pushes Hybrid Memory Cubes for super-fast tablets, more

Samsung pushes Hybrid Memory Cubes for super-fast tablets, more

Samsung and Micron have joined forces to create the Hybrid Memory Cube Consortium (HMCC), promoting a new ultra-dense memory technology that promises to be faster, more efficient and cheaper than existing DRAM. Hybrid Memory Cubes (HMC), so the duo claims, would mark a significant departure from both current DRAM architecture and performance: 15x the speed of DDR3 memory, 90-percent less space taken up compared to current RDIMMs, and demanding 70-percent less energy per bit. Potential applications include smartphones, tablets, graphics cards and anything where the power/performance/scale balance is vital.

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Micron unveils RealSSD P320h PCIe SSD drive with blazing performance

Micron unveils RealSSD P320h PCIe SSD drive with blazing performance

There are a number of SSDs and storage devices on the market today that get around the bottleneck imposed by the SATA port by going directly to the PCIe bus using an expansion slot. Micron has announced a new SSD that slips into your PCIe slot and offers performance that is just incredible for geeks that are used to SATA SSD speeds. The new PCIe SSD is called the RealSSD P320h and it comes in two high capacity versions.

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Micron RealSSD C400 high-speed NAND headed to Crucial m4 SSD

Micron RealSSD C400 high-speed NAND headed to Crucial m4 SSD

Micron has outed its latest RealSSD range of solid-state drive memory, built using 25nm NAND flash and squeezing from 64GB to 512GB into 1.8- and 2.5-inch form-factors. Connectivity is via the SATA 6Gb/s interface, and Micron is claiming impressive 415 MB/s read rates and up to 260 MB/s write rates; that's 17-20-percent faster than the fastest Micron C300 drive.

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Micron unveils new NOR flash memory for automobiles

Micron unveils new NOR flash memory for automobiles

Micron makes all sorts of memory products for computers and other uses. One of those other uses is memory for vehicles. With the growth of all sorts of in car computing and entertainment systems automotive needs for memory products grow all the time.

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Micron Unveils RealSSD C300 SATA 6Gb/s SSD

Micron Unveils RealSSD C300 SATA 6Gb/s SSD

SSDs are a lot faster than traditional HDDs even when they use the same SATA 3Gb/s interface. With the new SATA 6Gb /s interface on the horizon, SSDS and traditional HDDs will get a lot faster. Micron has announced its new 6Gb/s SSDs called the RealSSD C300.

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Micron RealSSD C300 SATA 6Gbps drive teases awesome performance [Video]

Micron RealSSD C300 SATA 6Gbps drive teases awesome performance [Video]

Only a fool argues with more speed in their computer, and by that logic only a fool would argue with the Micron RealSSD C300.  The first SSD to comply natively with the new SATA 6Gbps specification, the RealSSD C300 is capable of up to 355MB/sec read speeds and up to 215MB/sec write speeds and will be available in 128GB and 256GB sizes.

Video comparison demos after the cut

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Intel and Micron announce super-efficient 32Gb MLC NAND memory

Intel and Micron announce super-efficient 32Gb MLC NAND memory

Intel and Micron have announced a new high-density, cost-effective memory chip, that could bring down the price of flash cards and USB drives.  The chip uses 3-bit-per-cell (3bpc) multi-level cell (MLC) NAND technology and is manufactured on a 32nm production line; the two companies are calling it "the industry's smallest and most cost-effective 32-gigabit chip that is currently available on the market."

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Micron low-power performance DDR3 RAM headed to NVIDIA

Micron low-power performance DDR3 RAM headed to NVIDIA

Different types of RAM may not be as exciting or glossy as different ultraportables, say, or the latest CULV netbook, but it can have a whole lot of impact on how enjoyable the end result turns out to be.  Micron have announced a new high-performance, low-power DDR3 memory, which the company claims uses the industry's lowest 1.35V one-gigabit DDR3 components.

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