|Mobiveil's Universal NOR Controller Allows
SoC Designers to Leverage Adesto's EcoXiP Flash Memory|
November 30, 2016 - Mobiveil
it is working with Adesto Technologies
to enhance the memory in low capacity intelligent IoT systems.
Incorporating Mobiveil's U-NFC controller to control the new Adesto
EcoXiP flash will
provide SoC designers an eXecute-in-Place solution that more than doubles the
performance of alternative approaches using standalone NOR-Flash memory.
Young-Jin Jeon joins BeSang advisory board
November 28, 2016 - BeSang
that Young-Jin Jeon, a reknowned VC in the semiconductor sector, has
joined BeSang Inc. as a member of its advisory board.
things Young-Jin Jeon has invested in 40 start-up companies and helped 16
companies go to IPO.
"As an investor in BeSang, I strongly
believe in growth potential of BeSang and its $120B TAM. BeSang has disruptive
technology and could provide unsurpassed value to the semiconductor and data
storage sectors..." said Young-Jin Jeon.
Inside SK Hynix's 3D NAND
Editor:- November 28, 2016
- a new blog -
SK Hynix's 3D NAND - on EE Times
compares the memory density Gb/mm2 per tile of various leading 3D
NAND die which are now available in the market.
Among other things the
Senior Technical Fellow - TechInsights
(a patent services company) - says "All of the 3D NAND players
have their own unique cell structure, including FG-based and CTF-based cells.
Which one would be better for 128 or higher stacked 3D NAND from the process
integration and reliability viewpoint may be revealed in a couple of years."
Violin discloses plan to retain CFO until end of January
November 25, 2016 - An SEC Form 8-K
by Violin Memory
discloses that on November 19, 2016, the Board of Directors of Violin Memory,
Inc. approved the award of a bonus payment of $150,000.00 to Cory J. Sindelar,
In consideration for the Bonus, Mr. Sindelar agreed to
remain employed by Violin and to continue to perform services for and provide
good faith assistance to Violin in connection with ongoing matters through an
earned date which will be no later than January 31, 2017.
comments:- due no doubt to rubbernecking Violin moved up one position to#3
in the Q3 2016
edition of the Top
Microsemi - an M&A blog on Seeking Alpha
November 23, 2016 - A new article about Microsemi -
Overlooked, Microsemi is Now The Belle Of The Ball - published on Seeking Alpha - discusses the state of
the company from a speculative mergers and acquisitions perspective.
also:- Top SSD
in the SSD market,
and space SSDs
Silicon Motion has SD 5.1 flash controller for Android market
November 21, 2016 - Silicon Motion
the "world's first merchant SD 5.1 controller solution."
Smartphone shipments accounted for more than 85% of the worldwide market share,
and 70% to 80% of these phones have microSD slots," said Nelson Duann,
Senior VP of Product Marketing at Silicon Motion, "With the
controller (2000 / 650 random R/W IOPS on a single TLC die) now supporting
SD 5.1, our partners can rapidly bring to market a new generation of SD cards to
enable a much better user experience and extend the usability of the Android
storage market research
WDC shows prototype RapidIO DRAM controller
November 17, 2016 - Western
Digital today said in a
it will show a prototype memory controller aimed at big data which uses
RapidIO as the interconnect at SC16.
new approach to incorporating SCM into the memory hierarchy can potentially
provide the flexibility to deploy ultra-low latency, coherent SCM across
high-performance computing and hyperscale environments, without disrupting
compatibility with the existing infrastructure, scaling up to petabytes of data
generated by applications and analytics in the age of "Big Data". ...read
Editor's comments:- The first mention of RapidIO
here on StorageSearch.com was in
March 2005 .
More recently in May
2014 - I drew attention to a blog -
You Really Know RapidIO? - by Eric Esteve , founder of
IPnest who said - "Maybe
it's time for the server/storage industry to give a second chance for the
a winter's tale of SSD market influences - new blog on
Editor:- November 15, 2016 - Recently I spoke
President - Charles Tsai.
We talked about many changing influences in the SSD market. I thought you might
be interested to see some of the things we spoke about in a new blog on StorageSearch.com because it will
give you an idea of how many strategic changes in the SSD market can now
influence every business decision about what new products to create - even when
those changing factors seem at first to be only loosely connected like the
flash controller, industrial SSD, SCM, software and enterprise rackmount SSD
markets. But all those factors entwined the flow of this SSD conversation
which really started 2 years before. ...read the article
Netlist quarterly revenue up 60% yoy
Editor:- November 14,
2016 - Netlist
revenue for the quarter ended October 1, 2016 was $2.6 million, up 60%
from the year ago period.
C.K. Hong, CEO of Netlist
said - "In August we introduced our HybriDIMM storage class memory
solution and remain on track to bring this innovative product to market next
year. In September we filed a complaint in the U.S. International Trade
Commission against SK hynix for infringement of 6 of our patents covering
billions of dollars of their high performance memory. In addition, we achieved
year over year product revenue growth from a new base of OEM and data center
customers. We believe that our actions in the quarter have set the stage for
growth and diversification as we enter 2017."
Editor's comments:- Netlist was one of the two fastest
climbing companies in the
Top SSD Companies Q3
shows mil SSDs at German trade show
Editor:- November 4, 2016 -
will showcase its military SSDs this week at
Electronica in Munich, Germany.
comments:- Other SSD exhibitors at the show include:-
Silicon Power and
Elastifile gets patent for flash-aware adaptive cloud scale data
November 3, 2016 - Elastifile
it has been granted a US patent (No. 9,465,558) for a method of
flash-native, collaborative data storage when running on multiple interconnected
Elastifile's technology (which is integrated in software
solutions) is aimed at the hybrid cloud market.
technology enables efficient, distributed storage across full-mesh clustered
architectures in which all nodes interact with one another across multiple sites
and clouds, in complex or constantly varying network conditions, and/or at a
scale that may encompass thousands of diverse configurations.
of the greatest challenges for private and hybrid cloud data services has been
ensuring consistent performance for distributed data writing, especially due to
noisy and mixed environments," said Ezra Hoch, chief
architect at Elastifile. "Our patented approach adaptively and efficiently
manages how and where data is written, mitigating the constantly changing
conditionsat cloud scale."
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|I think it's not too strong
to say that the enterprise PCIe SSD market (as we once knew it) has exploded and
fragmented into many different directions.|
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