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Slowing growth in NAND shipments follows Covid-19 impact on smartphones

Falling sales of smartphones in the first months of the pandemic has in turn slowed NAND flash shipment growth. Ssmartphones account for 35-40 per cent of...

Why DRAM is stuck in a 10nm trap

Why is DRAM confined in a 10nm semiconductor process prison when microprocessors and the like are being built using 7nm processes, with 5nm on the horizon? If...

Catalog claims DNA data storage is economically feasible for the first time

A DNA-based data storage system can store millions of times more data in the same volume as a conventional system, lasts for thousands of years at room...
Coronavirus

Coronavirus outbreak: Which NAND and disk suppliers are at risk?

NAND and disk drive supplies could be reduced after China put entire cities into lockdown in response to the coronavirus outbreak. So far some...

Intel flags up delay for Optane 3D, gen 2 delivery slowdown

Intel’s latest annual report signposted a delay in bringing second generation Optane SSD and DIMM products to full availability. The report states: "With our...

Tabletop storage: Georgia Tech looks to SMASH an exabyte into DNA ‘sugar cube’

Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is looking into ways to speed up DNA-based cold storage in a $25m Scalable Molecular Archival Software and Hardware (SMASH) project.

The Ghost in the self-driving storage machine (OK, it’s a car)

Interview: Blocks & Files aims to get a sense of the market for data storage in autonomous and near-autonomous vehicles (AVs). Seagate and Renovo have suggested an...

Forsa taps into Optane direct mode to turbocharge apps. No code change required

Formulus Black's Forsa software gives applications an Optane persistent memory boost with no app software changes needed. Intel’s Optane 3D XPoint media drives are...

Micron samples faster DRAM with DDR5 DIMMs

Micron today became the first supplier to sample DDR5 memory modules. They use 1z nm technology and should speed memory access for multi-core CPUs.

DDN Enterprise adds AIOps twist to Tintri roadmap

DDN is organising itself into two divisions: DDN At Scale is its traditional high performance storage business; and DDN Enterprise is home to three recent acquisitions -...