SSD news - February
2010, week 2
|Micron acquires NOR flash
Editor:- February 9, 2010 - Micron today
an agreement to acquire
privately held Numonyx
in an all-stock transaction worth approximately $1.3 billion.
strengthens Micron's position as one of the world's leading memory companies,
with a broad portfolio of
NAND and NOR memory
Analyst comment:- from Objective Analysis
- "By acquiring Numonyx, Micron is buying the current leader in the NOR
flash market - which has been a difficult one for nearly all participants.
Leaders Numonyx and Spansion
have suffered losses for several years, with Spansion recently turning a profit
through a strategy largely focused upon markets for low-density parts used by
markets outside of cell handsets, the largest consumer of NOR flash. Micron
itself participated in NOR starting in the late 1990s, but abandoned this effort
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SSD Market Projections - from Denali & Gartner
February 9, 2010 - Denali
Software published an article -
Evolving Enterprise SSD - which comments on detailed SSD market size
predictions from Gartner
related to SSD form factors and interfaces.
If you look at the curves
related to form factors - you can infer that StorageSearch.com's readers are
about 3 to 4 years ahead of the market in their search volume.
way of looking at it is that our readers have always been ahead of the SSD
market adoption curve - and have been
and statistically significant in shaping the SSD market penetration curves by
their actions in either designing SSDs or buying them.
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Foremay samples 200K IOPS class PCIe SSD Cards
February 8, 2010 -
its EC188 D-series 2nd generation
PCIe SSDs with
capacity upto 4TB (MLC)
and 1TB (SLC).
The new SSDs deliver sequential speeds up to 1.6
GB/s for reading and 1.5 GB/s for writing, and R/W IOPS up to 200K/180K.
"IOPS is one of
the major pain points to be addressed in the deployment of today's high-end and
mission-critical servers and workstations," said Dr. Jack Winters,
Foremay's CTO and cofounder. "We hope that our new EC188 D-series PCIe
SSDs, with greater than 100K IOPS and more than 1GB/s bandwidth, can help solve
problems in the majority of those computing applications where IOPS or speed is
Editor's comments:- Foremay's new PCIe
SSDs aim at the same kind of customers who currently buy from
Texas Memory Systems
both of whom have been shipping this type of product for over a year
already. Customer qualification by OS and application type is a prerequisite
to sales in this part of the market. Foremay will have to be aggressive
on price to get volume customers interested enough to test its products.
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