|Flash prices rebounded|
Buoyed by a significant demand increase as Chinese and Taiwanese smartphone makers introduce products with larger memory capacity, prices of NAND flash memory chips have rebounded significantly.
|Semi automated Bus will serve the public|
The bus requires specially equipped bus lanes, so-called BRT lanes (bus rapid transit). It drives at speeds up to 70 kmph autonomously. During the ride, a driver is required to monitor the system, but as long as he does not intervene, the bus can maneuver automatically.
|Intel revenue increased while profit dropped|
Intel said that for the quarter ended July 2, it earned $1.3 billion, or 27 cents a share, less than half the $2.7 billion, or 55 cents a share, it earned in the same period a year ago. However, revenue rose to $13.5 billion from last year's second-quarter sales of $13.2 billion.
|Toshiba to go 64 layer 3D NAND|
Toshiba is planning to start the manufacturing of the world’s first 64-layer 3D NAND flash memory chips in the third quarter of this year.
|Microsoft bets on cloud|
Microsoft poured billions of dollars into building new data centers around the world, hoping to position Microsoft as the leading alternative to Amazon in selling online computing power — housed in remote centers or "clouds" — to internet startups and big corporations, as well as consumers.
|Memory system down to atom level demonstrated|
This allowed the scientists to create a medium with a storage density of 500 terabits per square inch (Tbpsi). That's 500 times denser than the best commercial hard disk and lead-scientist Sander Otte says that it could theoretically allow every book ever written to be stored on something the size a postage stamp.
|China will threaten the leaders in memory|
“The import volume of semiconductors in China is around 272 trillion won annually. Even if only half of them becomes self-sufficient, that would strike a huge blow to Korean companies in the long term,”
|TSMC obtained all order for Apple A11 chips|
The Taiwan-based foundry will be the sole supplier of Apple's next-generation A11 processor that will be built on a 10nm FinFET process, the report indicated, without citing its sources.
|Toshiba/WD JV opens new Yokkaichi fab for 3D flash|
The fab began construction in September of 2014 when Toshiba and SanDisk formed an agreement for the mass production of 3-D flash memory. In May, Western Digital completed its acquisition of SanDisk with this fab.