Toshiba shareholders approve NAND flash sale
Published in News


Turning flash into a load of old Tosh

Toshiba shareholders have approved a proposal to split off the Japanese company's prized NAND flash memory unit.

Lexar releases tough Jumpdrive
Published in Memory
Thursday, 23 March 2017 11:52

Lexar releases tough Jumpdrive


It is jumping jack flash

Flash memory maker Lexar today announced the JumpDrive Tough, which is a USB JumpDrive created to withstand life’s hard knocks.

Kingston takes 16 percent of the global channel SSD market
Published in Memory


Flash will save everyone of us

Kingston Digital, which is the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology, has revealed that it has its paws on 16 percent of the global channel SSD unit market in 2016.

Tight NAND flash supply causes price jump
Published in Memory
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 10:48

Tight NAND flash supply causes price jump


More than 10 percent


Client-grade SSDs of mainstream capacities continue to see rising contract prices in the PC-OEM market during this first quarter.

Toshiba about to release 1TB flash chip
Published in News
Monday, 27 February 2017 13:06

Toshiba about to release 1TB flash chip


Has begun to sample


Troubled Japanese chipmaker Toshiba has begun shipping samples of its third-generation 3D NAND memory product.

SK Hynix thinking of buying Toshiba's entire flash memory chip business
Published in Memory


Seen kicking the tires

SK Hynix is set to make a fresh bid for Toshiba's flash memory chip business, should the Japanese conglomerate offer more of it for sale..

Toshiba might delay flash sale
Published in News
Thursday, 16 February 2017 12:28

Toshiba might delay flash sale


Bidders having various thoughts


Toshiba may delay the sale of its flash memory chip unit after the conglomerate said it would consider selling most, even all, of the marquee business, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Toshiba confirms it is selling off memory chips
Published in Memory


Flash in the pan


After a couple of months of rumours and speculation, troubled nuclear powered, electronics maker Toshiba has given up on its flash memory chip business and will flog most of it.

NAND flash shortage will increase SSD and eMMC prices
Published in Memory


Ten per cent increase


Prices of SSDs and eMMC gear will increase by 10 percent next year due to a shortage of NAND flash,  according to beancounters at DRAMeXchange.

Chrome now disables Flash by default
Published in News
Monday, 05 December 2016 13:57

Chrome now disables Flash by default


End of an error


Chrome 55, released earlier this week, now blocks all Adobe Flash content by default.