The DRAM supply shortage isn’t getting better and memory maker Inotera now believes it will drag on until the end of the year. Strong demand for smartphones and tablets is to blame, and prices are going up as well.
It is starting to look like the IT industry will face a serious RAM chip shortage.
It looks like Hynix will recover from Apple's falling iPhone sales by selling its DRAM to Cupertino's arch enemy, Samsung.
Industry analysts believe the memory sector will continue to do relatively well despite a decline in NAND demand. Although NAND might not be a very hot commodity, DRAM sales are expected to surge, reports The China Post.
As chipmakers struggle to go beyond 22nm and 28nm, it seems older processes are dying faster than Gangnam Style. A recent report by IC Insights shows that more than a quarter of installed wafer capacity is dedicated to sub-40nm process geometries.
Worldwide semiconductor revenue declined in 2012, figures from Gartner have shown.
Micron Technology landed itself in the red for the second quarter, posting a net loss.
Samsung's next-gen mobile RAM modules are capable of transmitting data at a blazing 12.8 gigabyte (GB) per second. The new class of memory is expected to significantly increase the bandwidth of current DDR DRAM (1.6GB/s) eightfold, while reducing power consumption by 87%.
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new device that they say represents a big advance for computer memory, making server farms more energy efficient and allowing computers to start more quickly.
IBM is slated to ship the world's "fastest" computer chip on September 10th. But what will the 5.2 GHz microprocessor be used for?
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