Samsung said to be working on >200-layer NAND

Samsung is reportedly preparing to launch 236-layer 3D NAND product this year and open a NAND R&D center in Korea.
Pliops XDP

Key:value SSD controller Pliops gains $100 million funding

SSD performance-boosting startup Pliops has gained $100 million funding to continue developing its XDP specialized processor card, and confirmed some layoffs in sales and marketing as the...
Storage news

Storage news ticker – August 17

Codenotary has announced widespread adoption of immudb, its open-source enterprise-class database with data immutability at scale, by multiple organizations and cloud service providers. Following the release of...

GRAID’s 3-4 year advantage arguably makes it acquisition bait

GRAID (GPU-RAID) reckons it has an up to four-year lead over competitors like Broadcom and may agree to an acquisition if it could help it grow to...
YMTC Xtacking

YMTC could ‘structurally change the NAND industry’, claims analyst

The entry of YMTC into the advanced NAND manufacturing sphere coincides with Samsung’s technology falling behind and turmoil at Kioxia and Western Digital with industry consolidation a...

Reasons for Western Digital partnering Micron in the push for US state financial handouts

A joint Micron-Western Digital document argues that funding from the US CHIPS and Science Act's $52 billion pot should be partly used to set up the Memory...

Macronix intros compute-in-NAND storage

NOR and NAND flash vendor Macronix has devised FortiX technology for AI-focused computation inside flash chips. The Taiwan-based company presented this concept at the...

Neo Semiconductor doubles X-NAND die speed

Startup Neo Semiconductor previously introduced X-NAND technology, which carves a NAND die into multiple parallel planes to speed IO. Now it says it has launched a second...

NeuroBlade and the analytics supply chain

Optimizing the digital data supply chain for SQL query processing is what drives the NeuroBlade founders and their hyper compute for analytics technology. Co-founders CEO Elad Sity,...

Infinidat alumni sue over stock dilution

Infinidat is fighting three lawsuits alleging improper stock option dilution brought by employees. We knew about one lawsuit in October 2020 but two more surfaced in a...

Infinidat guarantees one-minute data recovery

High-end storage array supplier Infinidat is making an InfiniSafe Cyber Storage guarantee for data recovery within one minute or less, and adding a performance guarantee too.

Interview: Micron likes 3D DRAM and 3D NAND – and loves CXL

How does Micron view the world of CXL (Computer eXpress Link)? Blocks & Files had the opportunity to talk about this with Ryan Baxter, a Micron senior...

ScaleFlux shows off third generation computational storage

Chinese and US computational storage developer ScaleFlux has shown its CSD 3000 at the Flash Memory Summit and launched a channel program. This is...

Micron, Western Digital: US should fund memory research

Micron and Western Digital (WD) want some of the $280 billion US CHIPS and Science Act funding to go towards semiconductor research for memory-centric computing.
FMS 2022 attendees

Flash Memory Summit thematic extraction

Some three thousand people from the flash and SSD supply industry gratefully met at the Flash Memory Summit 2022 in the Santa Clara convention Centre this week...

YMTC’s empty Xtacking 3 announcement

YMTC unveiled its X3-9070 TLC 3D NAND flash at this week's Flash Memory Summit and would not reveal any substantive details about it – at all.

Samsung lays a clutch of tasty flash eggs at FMS 2022

Flash market leader Samsung excelled itself at the FMS 2022 event this week, showing a near blizzard of new products: a petabyte-scale SSD, a memory-semantic SSD, a...

Kioxia updates XL-FLASH storage-class memory with MLC tier

Kioxia exhibited second-generation storage class memory flash at the FMS 2022 event in Santa Clara, with a lower cost per GB than gen 1.