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SK Hynix

SK hynix Inc., Korea, is the world's top tier semiconductor supplier offering Dynamic Random Access Memory chips (DRAM), Flash memory chips (NAND Flash) and CMOS Image Sensors (CIS) for a wide range of distinguished customers globally. The Company's shares are traded on the Korea Exchange, and the Global Depository shares are listed on the Luxemburg Stock Exchange. Further information about SK hynix is available at

See also:- Hynix's client SSD page, Hynix's enterprise SSD page

Editor's comments:- - Hynix designs and makes SSDs for consumer, industrial and enterprise applications and competes in these form factors and interface types:- SSD on chip (eMMC), M.2, 2.5", SATA.

Editor's earlier comments:- September 2013 - SK Hynix is one of the world's largest memory companies. But (at the time of writing this) it doesn't have its own leading SSD product line (yet). Having said that - the company has licensed SSD technology from, acquired and partnered with many leading SSD companies
selected SK Hynix milestones - from SSD Market History.
In June 2012 - SK Hynix announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire California-based storage solution company Link_A_Media Devices

In August 2010 - Hynix Semiconductor announced it has selected Anobit's SSD controller technology to operate with its own 20nm class NAND Flash chips for use in a new SSD design.

In September 2013 - there was a fire at one of Hynix Semiconductor's memory plants which made 15% of the world's DRAM chips. But production was not seriously affected.

In May 2014 - Hynix acquired Violin Memory's line of PCIe SSDs - for $23 million.
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SK Hynix was the 2nd largest manufacturer of DRAM in Q4 2015 - with sales of $2.8 billion approx according to DRAMeXchange.
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