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Nanochip - circa 2008

Nanochip, Inc. (www.nanochipinc.com) was formed in 1996 to develop MEMS storage chips for consumer electronic applications. The company's products address the need for low-power, very high-capacity, high-performance, non-volatile memory at a price very competitive in consumer markets. Nanochip is a private company headquartered in Fremont, Calif.

see also:- Nanochip - editor mentions on STORAGEsearch.com


who's who in SSD? - Nanochip

by Zsolt Kerekes, editor - StorageSearch.com - February 2010

After 14 years of not quite getting around to developing a product - Nanochip has disappeared off the web.

earlier comments:- January 2008

I'm used to waiting years between the time I first mention a company on these pages to the time that their first product apears.

Nanochip is a good example. The company was founded in 1996 and was listed here in 2001 - but are now saying (in Jan 2008) they don't expect to sample their first commercial products till 2009. That's a 13 year gestation period.

Nanochip says it "is developing a new class of ultra-high-capacity storage chips enabling the storage of tens of gigabytes of data per chip ...at a substantially lower cost compared with flash memory solutions"

Although the company looks and talks like a chipmaker - it aims to compete head to head in the solid state disk market and I predict it will have to design make and market demonstration SSDs in order to prove its concept to the oems it hopes will use its technology, or license it or (more likely) acquire the company.
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10+ years of "MRAM will soon replace flash"
The emerging size of the flash SSD market as you see it today was by no means inevitable.

It owes a lot to 3 competing storage media competitors which failed to evolve fast enough in the Darwinian jungle of the storage market.
SSD past phantom demons image - click to read the article The article - SSD's past phantom demons explores the latent market threats which hovered around the flash SSD market in the past 10 years. They seemed real and solid enough at the time.

profile from featured press release January 22, 2008

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