|Web-Feet launches top 30
SSD oems SWOT service|
Editor:- April 14, 2011 - Web-Feet Research
has added a quarterly SSD company SWOT market analysis service to its
range of SSD reports.
says that given the large number of players in the SSD market, it is not an easy
task profiling each company from a competitive position. Their new publication
covers 30 notable companies with SWOT analysis along with product summaries and
other information to help compare companies with each other.
tool utilizes the Excel " Filter" feature to select specific companies
and/or market segment to assist users in their company analysis and provide
additional insights on their competitors. New companies will be added each
quarter with SWOT analysis and pertinent data. For more info phone
Alan Niebel +1
831.373.1985 or email Alan.Niebel@web-feetresearch.com See also:-
SSD market analysts
A new name in 1.8" SSDs
Editor:- April 13, 2011
availability of ZIF 1.8"
MLC SSDs which have R/W speeds upto 120/85MB/s and 30GB ($115) to 240GB
ADLINK launches fast industrial SATA SSDs
April 12, 2011 - ADLINK
a range of 6Gbps SATA industrial 1.8" and 2.5" SSDs with R/W speeds
upto 470MB/s and 385MB/s respectively (for SLC models).
customers depend on ADLINK to provide a total solution in a ruggedized format
that is able to operate under the most demanding environmental conditions,"
stated Stephen Huang, VP of the Industrial Computing Product Segment of ADLINK.
"The ADLINK industrial grade ASD SSD Series provides customers with the
high data transfer rates of the SATA 6 Gb/s interface, high reliability and long
product life (up to 2 million hours MTBF) in an industrial grade storage
Anobit sources vital analog IP for SSDs
April 12, 2011 -
announced it has licensed IP cores from Cosmic
Circuits for several of its SoCs.
The analog IPs which consisted of linear regulators, a
and a silicon oscillator (with integrated clock multiplier) were implemented in
65nm CMOS process. These IPs were integrated into Anobit's
flash memory controllers
to enhance reliability
Kobi Blechman, VP R&D
at Anobit said, "We had a need for a diverse set of IPs, and were looking
for a supplier who had proven expertise in each of these areas. Cosmic fit the
bill perfectly. With the strong support provided by their team, we were also
able to quickly address any integration issues, making the process smooth and
comments:- although this press release only gives partial details of the
IP supplied (which relate to managing
power loss) I'm also guessing that Cosmic's ADC technology might also be in
Anobit uses DSP techniques to get better discrimination of
the state represented by stored charge in MLC flash. Sampling that charge itself
is an error prone process - but the "disturbance noise" filtering of a
DSP can produce more reliable results if you can improve the ADC's resolution
or repeatability. Even a small incremental improvement or tweak in design at
this end can produce dramatic increases in
Fusion-io opens offices in Colorado
12, 2011 -
has opened new offices in the Superior,
area between Denver and Boulder, and expects to grow Fusion's Colorado
Technology Center to between 40 and 50 employees over the next few quarters.
the top 20 SSD companies
Editor:- April 11, 2011 -
published the 16th quarterly edition of the top 20 SSD companies
- based on reader search volume in the 1st quarter of 2011.
commentaries for each listed company and related market analysis the article
is a useful introduction to the companies who will dominate trends in the SSD
market in the coming years.
StorageSearch currently tracks over 300 SSD
companies - which is 6x more than when this series started - and 30x
more than when we started publishing real-time updated SSD vendor lists here
in 1998. ...read the
sudden power loss|
|Why should you care
what happens in an SSD when the power goes down? |
This important design
feature - which barely rates a mention in most SSD datasheets and press releases
- has a strong impact on
SSD data integrity
This article will help you understand why some
SSDs which (work perfectly well in one type of application) might fail in
others... even when the changes in the operational environment appear to be
|the Problem with
Write IOPS in flash SSDs |
|the "play it again Sam"
Flash SSD "random write IOPS" are now similar
to "read IOPS" in many of the
why are they such a poor predictor of application performance?
why are users still buying
RAM SSDs which cost an
order of magnitude more than SLC? (let alone
MLC) - even
when the IOPS specs look similar.
||This article tells you
why the specs got faster - but the applications didn't. And why competing SSDs
with apparently identical benchmark results can perform completely