|Samsung starts production on 3D DDR4 memory module|
3D TSV is an innovative packaging technology that vertically interconnects stacked dies. With its introduction of the new TSV modules, Samsung has further strengthened its technological leadership in the “3D memory” era.
|Fairchild to shut down older fabs|
While the industry is moving toward larger wafers, these actions are expected to increase eight-inch wafer production from the current total wafer output of 30 per cent to approximately 75 per cent.
|Durable good orders up|
Orders for durable goods rose 22.6 percent in July on a seasonally adjusted basis, the largest one-month gain on record. The strength came from a 318 percent increase in orders for civilian aircraft.
|China to develope its own OS|
In the Chinese government's point of view, the U.S. surveillance program and Microsoft's PC OS monopoly, compounded by a mobile market dominated by Google's Android OS and Apple's iPhones, all combine as perfect justification for the Chinese government to pitch its own OS.
|Lenovo turns to Taiwan for server help|
China Internet service players Baidu, Tencent and Alibaba are planning to develop an open structure that mainly focuses on satisfying China players' demand and Taiwan-based server players will have a chance to join the project and expand their cooperation with China Internet service players.
|iPhone 6 to affect DRAM prices|
Supply chain work in Asia suggests PC DRAM pricing is tracking to a ~3-5% M/M increase in Sept, owing to some pre-iPhone 6 launch supply constraints. While it is too early to see actual supply impact from Samsung ramping DRAM in S3.
|SpaceX test rocket down|
SpaceX spokesman John Taylor says the test flight involved a three-engine version of its reusable Falcon 9 rocket. He said an "anomaly" was detected in the rocket and it automatically self-destructed.
|More prediction on iPhone 6 features|
Jordan Edelson, founder and CEO of Appetizer Mobile, one of the top 10 mobile app developers, spills the beans on what he believes are the facts about the iPhone 6.
|Transition to 3D NAND still years away|
So as long as life remains in 2D devices, 3D technology will not be rushed into the marketplace. The timing of a full-scale transition from 2D to 3D NAND memory depends on when 3D becomes a cost-effective option to 2D, and that situation is still a ways off.
|Microsoft to venture into ChromeBook alternative|
Microsoft announced that the firm has partnered with Acer, Toshiba, and HP to produce a Google Chromebook alternative — a move that will bring Windows to laptops within the price range of $199 to $249