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Notes from the NAND Front

2D NAND

I ran across an interesting article on the SemiconductorEngineering.com site about the state of the NAND flash market. While much of the article covers trends I wrote about in a post at SearchSolidStateStorage like the difficulty vendors have had in ramping up 3D NAND production there were a few tidbits I thought you, my dear readers, would be interested in. The first …

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Western Digital Goes back to the Future – Buys SanDisk

BackToFutureClocks

In what is both a return to the company’s roots as a semiconductor vendor and a step into the solid state future of storage, Western Digital this morning announced that they’re buying flash vendor SanDisk for about $19 billion dollars.  The combined company will be a one stop shop for storage media from traditional hard drives to SSDs. The folks …

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