Hynix Semiconductor, Inc. announced it has developed the industry's smallest 1Gb mobile DRAM. Mobile DRAMs are widely used in wireless and handheld applications such as mobile phones, digital still and video cameras, PDAs, PMPs, and GPS Navigation systems. These products are now designed in smaller and smaller packages reducing the size of the battery. Hynix's Mobile DRAMs are designed to meet the memory requirements of feature-rich portable applications that demand high memory density, high throughput and very low power dissipation features in a small form factor package. The product is also the industry's first commercially available 1Gb mobile DRAM built on Hynix's 66 nm process technology.
The flash memory market has grown at an extremely fast rate, when compared with all other types of semiconductors. Much of this can be owed to the rabid use of flash memory in Apple iPod portable media players, but also to the growth of the cellular phone market, where over 1.2 billion handsets are expected to be sold worldwide this year alone, as well as other electronic devices. We also investigate the various flash memory vendors, as well as their upcoming technology innovations and fabrication plant production plans. We also present information on research into shrinking the flash die size and creating newer architectures such as Phase Change Memory and 3D Memory.
Kingston Technology announced it is increasing the write speed of its popular line of CompactFlash Ultimate memory cards to 266X - twice the minimum sustained write speed previously available in the Ultimate line. Kingston CF Ultimate cards will also have an added feature of free MediaRecover data recovery software that serves as a recovery tool to help restore lost, deleted or corrupted image files. "Photographers using DSLR cameras are looking for faster card write speeds to capture life’s moments as they happen without interruption," said Mark Akoubian, Flash memory product manager, Kingston. "Kingston CompactFlash Ultimate 266X memory cards maximize a digital camera’s performance"
Kingston Technology Company announced it is expanding its line of Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) memory cards with the introduction of a 4GB miniSDHC card, available in Class 2, 4 and 6 speed ratings. The higher capacity and faster speeds offered by Kingston miniSDHC cards make them ideal for supporting new, smaller-profile multifunction phones and digital devices able to take advantage of the advanced expansion memory platform. Backed by a lifetime warranty and 24/7 technical support, Kingston miniSDHC Flash memory cards are available through distributors, resellers, retailers, e-tailers and online at the web site of Kingston.
Panasonic will launch the 8GB Pro High Speed SD Memory Card. The Panasonic 8GB SD Memory Card, designated RP-SDV08GE1K, featuring both high capacity and high speed, will be globally released in September, 2007 with an estimated retail price of EUR129.00. Having added this model, Panasonic now offers four Pro High Speed models, 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB card sizes with the Class 6 Speed specification. The company is also planning to introduce a 16GB model within this year to further strengthen the lineup. For 2008 we may even see the 16GB doubled into an impressive 32GB capacity.
Kingston Technology Company introduced a microSD Collegiate card in 1GB and 2GB capacities that offers college-themed content. Partnering with Movaya and 2Thumbz, the Kingston flash cards give students, faculty, alumni and fans across the country access to fight songs, school logo wallpapers and related content that can be used to personalize one’s mobile phone. “The growing popularity of microSD cards in mobile phones has made them an invaluable tool for moving contact info and mobile data when changing phones, or transferring files between PCs and phones, for students and professionals alike,” said Wendy Lecot, Flash memory marketing manager, Kingston.
Borrowing from the lightning-fast speeds, precision engineering and colorful style of international motorcycle racing, SanDisk launched a new turbo-charged flash memory card - the SanDisk Extreme Ducati Edition SD Plus. The SanDisk SD Plus Extreme Ducati has the quickest read/write times of the SanDisk portfolio and represent the company’s ultimate performance products for digital photographers. The announcement was made during a press conference at SanDisk headquarters on the eve of the U.S. Grand Prix MotoGP race on July 22 at Laguna Seca in Monterey, California. Initial distribution of the SanDisk Extreme Ducati Secure Digital Plus is planned for August in North America and Europe.
Borrowing from the lightning-fast speeds, precision engineering and colorful style of international motorcycle racing, SanDisk Corporation launched a new turbo-charged flash memory card - the SanDisk Extreme Ducati Edition CompactFlash. The SanDisk CF Extreme Ducati has the quickest read/write times of the SanDisk portfolio and represent the company’s ultimate performance products for digital photographers. The announcement was made during a press conference at SanDisk headquarters on the eve of the US Grand Prix MotoGP race on July 22 at Laguna Seca in Monterey, California. Initial distribution of the SanDisk Extreme Ducati CompactFlash is planned for August in North America and Europe.