|SK Hynix settles on NAND infringement with Toshiba|
Toshiba alleged in March that SK Hynix had obtained the technology through a former SanDisk employee who was working at the plant that Toshiba and the U.S. memory chip maker operate together in Yokkaichi.
|NAND prices to drop 10-15% |
NAND flash contract prices will continue their downward trend until the first quarter of 2015, due to a slowdown in demand coming from system OEMs and channel distributors, DRAMeXchange indicated. Prices are expected to fall 10-15% for all of the quarter.
|Would all-flash storage replace magnetic disk?|
They will want to apply Flash and magnetic storage in combination to achieve the maximum price/performance benefit possible. That means partnering with storage vendors that provide more than just an all-Flash array,
|Apple to drive developers towards 64bit apps|
Now Apple had sent out reminders to developers asking them to ensure that their apps are 64-bit compatible, and recently Apple has issued another reminder to developers informing them of their deadline which is by the 1st of June.
|Emerging memory technologies making headway|
MRAM technology would provide a non-volatile memory replacement for fast but volatile static and dynamic RAM (SRAM and DRAM). Resistive random access memory (RRAM) is another promising solid-state storage technology with the potential for displacing NAND flash memory sometime in the future.
|Machine to regenerate 3D printer plastic spools|
Start-up ReDeTec is promoting a desktop filament extruder. Dubbed the ProtoCycle. the unit comes complete with a built-in grinder, computer control, safety certification and real-time diameter feedback.
|Smart window adjust sunlight to save energy|
The NTU smart window however can be turned into a cool blue tint in bright daylight, cutting light penetration by about half, and then reverts back to clear glass at night or as required.
|"Angry Birds" in trade mark dispute|
Seattle artist who says she was cheated out of millions of dollars when the company that sold her line of plush pet toys called "Angry Birds".
|Russian economy suffers with oil prices and sanctions|
Mr. Putin in a 'nothing-to-lose' situation removes any constraint he might have had against reneging on his foreign debt obligations, which Russian borrowers probably cannot pay off or service now. Foreign lenders would have to brace for $670 billion in losses.
|HGST gets Skyera as Christmas present|
HGST is getting itself a NAND array design powerhouse to add to its existing NAND technology assets. We would guesstimate there was with SanDisk and Seagate in the frame too and so would estimate WD's buying price at maybe $400m or more.
|Is Manufacturer reshoring really happening?|
It took 60 years for offshoring to happen, so itís safe to say that itís going to take decades for it to reverse. Ten years ago offshoring was taking about 150,000 jobs a year from the U.S. Last year, the numbers of jobs lost to foreign countries and gained back through reshoring were roughly even.