IDC reports gloom
The external storage systems revenues fell 4.9 per cent to $1.64 billion in the first quarter of 2016, with only Flash storeage doing well.
Google goes all Ming the Merciless
Google developers have announced a cunning plan to disable the playback of Flash content in Chrome by default and use HTML5 instead.
Chrome is more up-to-date
There has been a cock-up with Flash’s updates system which has left Chrome with a newer version of Flash than Adobe thinks is the latest.
Building a new chip plant by 2025
SK Hynix is building a new memory chip plant by 2025, joining an investment race driven by growing demand for semiconductors.
Hard-drives getting out-of-date
In sign that hard-drives are being replaced by flash, EMC has updated its VMAX line-up with new models that feature all-flash storage or the first time, and unveiled a new array line-up.
Plan to hold back programmes from web distribution for years
In a move which is almost certain to kill off television for good, the top TV companies are planning to declare war on web-distribution companies buy delaying the release of television programmes to them.
DRAM maker in deals with Kingston
Taiwanese DRAM maker is signing deals with Kingston and other DRAM makers to upgrade its 12 inch production process to 20nm.
Nice to be in the news for the right reasons
Troubled Toshiba took time out from its busy schedule of apologising for its billion dollar accounting schemes to actually release an interesting product – a new generation of BiCS Flash.
USB drives for everyone
Microsoft has decided that there is no point putting Windows 10 on a DVD and insisting that people install from a Flash drive.