Flash player given three years to live
Published in News
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 06:00

Flash player given three years to live


As if anyone will care by then

Adobe has announced it will stop distributing and updating Flash Player at the end of 2020 and is encouraging web developers to migrate any existing Flash content to open standards.

NOR Flash oversupply a thing of the past
Published in Memory
Tuesday, 18 July 2017 06:00

NOR Flash oversupply a thing of the past


Big players have quit


It is looking like the global NOR flash memory market is no longer over-supplied now that Micron Technology and Cypress Semiconductor have quit low to medium capacity.

Toshiba announces 4-bit QLC NAND flash memory
Published in Memory


World's first 4-bit-per-cell 3D flash memory

Toshiba has announced the latest generation of 3D flash memory, the 4-bit-per-cell, quadruple-level cell (QLC) technology NAND flash memory.

AMD RX 480 successfully flashed to RX 580
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:37

AMD RX 480 successfully flashed to RX 580


Might work on some graphics cards

Several AMD Radeon RX 480 graphics cards have been successfully BIOS flashed to Radeon RX 580, allowing them to run at higher GPU clock speeds.

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..