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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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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 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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