Toshiba enters the fight with Samsung to place the largest manufacturer of NAND-memory

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Currently, the largest producer fleshevoy memory for mobile devices is the company Samsung. But soon this situation may change. At least, at the headquarters of Toshiba believes that Samsung's dominance in the production of NAND-memory may come to an end, because the Japanese manufacturer can occupy a niche formed in connection with the excess of demand over supply for these devices. Came close to Samsung Toshiba's been at the end of 2009, when the most recent quarter, the company achieved a mark of 30% of the global market.

Resource DigiTimes reports that according to available data among component manufacturers is that flash memory is mainly used in mobile devices, and SSD-drives. Expected Toshiba difference between order and actual supply should appear in the second half of 2010. It will significantly build up its presence in the market, the company that quickly responds to increased demand. In preparing for this struggle, Toshiba started construction of the fifth factory, scheduled to be operational in the spring of 2011. At the same Exact time being increased monthly output NAND-memory on the existing plants. However, produced by SanDisk, which is a partner Toshiba in the production of these modules, their monthly release in the first quarter of this year reached 360 000 units.

Representatives of Samsung also seeing an increase in demand for NAND-memory, caused by the massive introduction of smartphones, and recognize that at present demand is not fully satisfied.

Production of Polaroid cameras and film for them to be restored

Good news for those who still remained committed to the Camera Polaroid. By mid 2010, less than two years after the second and, as it turned out, the final collapse of the company's production of the same Polaroid cameras and film for them to be restored. Instant cameras will be made in Chinese factories of the company Summit Global, which acquired a license for their production and the right to use the trademark after the ruin of the company Polaroid. But the film will release on the former company's plant in the city of Enschede (Netherlands). Its production was made possible thanks to the company The Impossible Project, which was established by former managers of the plant. Virtually the same enthusiasm they have managed to restore the production of an inexpensive film for still cameras.

The official announcement of release Polaroid camera company Summit Global held this week in Hong Kong. Reportedly, not only to resume production of the popular model Polaroid One, but will be made and the digital version.
Became famous for its instant cameras Polaroid began as a manufacturer of polarized sunglasses and masks for the U.S. Army during the Second World War. The very famous Chamber was established by engineer Edwin Land (Edwin Land) in 1947, and became the best-selling model SX 70, was released in 1972. By 2000, Polaroid had sold more than 13 million of its cameras. However, the development of digital photography and internal problems led us to the fact that Polaroid has twice been recognized by the bankrupt (in 2001 and 2008). After the second bankruptcy was discontinued the production of cameras, and a little later and the film for them.

SanDisk starts delivery of the first memory card microSDHC 32 GB

SanDisk has announced the availability of maps for mobile phones SanDisk microSDHC 32 GB. As the producer, a memory card with the highest volume in the world for this class.

Modern smartphones have long been used not only for phone calls. They serve as a mobile office, serve as music players, video players, photo and video cameras, GPS navigators and gateways to access the mobile Internet. SanDisk microSDHC 32GB provides instant increase in stored information that will allow users to work with the most demanding on memory functions of a smartphone. For example, SanDisk microSDHC 32GB can store enough music to over 35 flights from San Francisco to New York, no song is not repeated twice.

Memory Card SanDisk microSDHC 32GB is already available on the website, online stores U.S. and Europe, and in the next few months it appears on the shelves of retail stores worldwide. On the new map provided by the five-year limited warranty, and the estimated retail price of the card is 199.99 USD.

New Quad-Core AMD Phenom II X4 T - details

It is known that with the upcoming debut of his first six-core desktop processor Phenom II X6 (Thuban), which should appear in late April, AMD is preparing to introduce another line of CPU, which includes a model with four cores. New chetyrehyaderniki will be included in family Phenom II X4 T and actually represent the same chips Thuban with two blocked nuclei - a practice which has become for AMD is already familiar.
One of the first in the line of Phenom II X4 T must enter processors Phenom II X4 960T and Phenom II X4 940T. The first chip is clocked at 3.3 GHz, and the clock frequency of the younger models at 3 GHz. Unlike existing chetyrehyadernikov AMD, relating to the generation of Deneb, referred processors codenamed Zosma inherit from Thuban not only the two "extra" nucleus, but also a special feature called Turbo Core.

This feature allows you to monitor the need for a system in computing power and increase the clock frequency of some nuclei due to temporarily disable the rest. It is important to note that such adjustment is made on the fly using a multiplier BClk. In addition, as has repeatedly happened, enthusiasts certainly find a way to wake up two inactive core processors Phenom II X4 T, having thus, almost a full shestiyadernik for less money.

DSCon introduced the first accelerator SAN-based solid-state memory

DSCon company introduced the first storage system based on solid state memory, accelerating the speed of reading and writing for critical applications, and increases the overall performance storage area network SAN. As noted by the company, FalconStor NSS SAN Accelerator doubles performance SAN, providing high-speed access to stored data with minimal delay at a lower cost than traditional solutions.
FalconStor NSS SAN Accelerator combines FalconStor Network Storage Server (NSS) Gateway, the device flash memory Violin 1010 and on data warehousing FalconStor to create a virtual SAN, based on new or existing storage resources, where an array of solid state memory is used as the cache platform for all queries data applications that require high-speed input / output.

FalconStor SAN Accelerator uses a tier of storage based on solid-state memory to speed up write operations and read through two unique facilities: SafeCache and HotZone. Storage resources of this stage can be assigned to data from individual applications, or for the entire storage environment, allowing intelligent algorithms SafeCache HotZone accelerate performance of applications where it is most needed.

Laboratory tests FalconStor NSS SAN Accelerator, held in FalconStor, showed that such a cache size of 1% of the total storage capacity increases the overall performance of the SAN more than 100%. According to the company, the external memory subsystem Violin 1010 - is the industry's first device supporting a scalable memory DRAM and NAND flash memory speed intended for a wide range of applications, including databases, real-time analysis and high-performance data storage. Subsystems Violin 1010 memory use technology switched Violin Switched Memory (VXM) and provide a built-in RAID memory with the possibility of "hot-swappable modules. Direct connection of subsystems by using the connection PCI Express (PCIe).

Subsystems Violin 1010 with flash module supports SLC Flash VIMM of 32 or 64 GB and has a maximum capacity of 4 TB. Violin Flash technology significantly improves performance efficiency and performance of storage with Flash memory in data centers, and allows for more than 200 000 write operations per second (blocks of 4K). Subsystems with Flash modules provide two times higher storage capacity than corporate solutions with drives SSD, while the total lower cost of more than 50%.

5-inch planeshet Enso zenPad on Android for less than $ 200

The company introduced the tablet Enso zenPad, one feature of which is a very democratic price. This model is equipped with a 5-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 800x480 pixels, it is running an operating system Android 1.6. Enso zenPad based on the CPU Samsung 6410 with a frequency of 667 MHz. Built-in memory devices is 1 GB, it can be expanded with memory card format microSD (supports cards up to 32 GB, 8 GB card included). Also, the tablet supports wireless Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n.

Other features worth mentioning Enso zenPad 3,5 mm audio jack, micro USB port and built-in speaker. Tablet supports audio formats MP3, WMA, AAC, OGG and video formats MP4, AVI, WMV, DIVX, Flash. Cost Enso zenPad starts from only $ 155. But for an extra $ 25 you can buy complete set of GPS receiver, and another for $ 35 is the adapter 3G. And, finally, for $ 25 the company will provide delivery devices worldwide.

Eye-Fi Connect X2 and Explore X2 card with Wi-Fi module

Company Eye-Fi has begun shipping to the market of memory cards with the module Wi-Fi. C on March 12 for the supply memory card, Eye-Fi Pro X2, which has a capacity of 8 GB and can automatically send photos to the server. This model combines the ARM926 processor with a clock frequency of 200 MHz with a memory management unit, radio module, flash memory and a block data encryption. This allows a standard SD-card format to be suitable not only for the storage of information, but also to provide Wi-Fi triangulation to geoteggirovaniya, as well as be "infinite memory". Function "infinite storage" at the expense of what Eye-Fi Pro X2 may be on receipt of confirmation from the server that all submitted files have been loaded, delete information from its own memory unit. However, for the realization of functions maps fully require special software Eye-Fi Center, which will be supplied along with a memory card and will be available for download from the manufacturer. The declared cost of the card Eye-Fi Pro X2 is $ 150.

For those who are confused by such a value 8 GB drive, there is good news. Company Eye-Fi announced the launch of two models of memory cards with Wi-Fi connection. Eye-Fi Connect X2 and Explore X2, volume on 4 and 8 GB. Both cards connect to WiFi 802.11n standard, and provide a 6 class data. Functionality is identical to the previously presented model. In this case their value is much lower than the Eye-Fi Pro X2 and from 50 to 100 dollars, depending on capacity.

Nintendo 3DS will use a 3D screen from the company Hitachi

According to rumors coming from the game console by Nintendo get 3D screen that will not demand for extra points. Because the company already buys LCD panels manufacturing Hitachi, then it would be reasonable to assume that the volumetric display would be from the same manufacturer, especially because of Hitachi already has in its arsenal a smartphone with a three screen, WOOO, which was introduced last year by the operator KDDI. This phone uses liquid crystal panel with a system of corrective microlenses arranged in a column on the screen. Since the user's eyes looking at the display at different angles, each pixel sees a few good right and left eye, which achieves the effect of parallax.

The disadvantage of such a system is that each eye sees about half of all available pixels, and to obtain a clear image you want to use the LCD panel for high resolution. The company Hitachi has developed a 5-inch screen with 1280 x 768 pixels. For comparison, the current gaming consoles, Nintendo DSi XL have two screens of 4.2 inches. At the same time, we have already reported that 3DS will have a great diagonal and higher resolution, and therefore it may be that 5-inch XVGA screens from Hitachi. It should also be noted that for use in the microlens round to allow for looking at the screen is not only deviates from the optimum angle to the right or left, but up or down.

Currently official information about the type of screen used in the forward-looking console, Nintendo 3DS been reported.

Samsung SCH-U820 - available QWERTY-slider with a touchscreen

Samsung has introduced a mobile phone SCH-U820. This mid-range model that runs on the basis of the interface TouchWiz 2.0. It is equipped with 3-inch touch screen display, under which there are control buttons, as well as sliding QWERTY-keyboard. For photography is 3.2-megapixel camera also has a media player with 3.5-mm jack for headphones. And the content can be stored on memory cards format microSD. Phone oriented, in including the work with e-mail (it supports POP3 and IMAP4, plus synchronization with Microsoft Exchange), as well as instant messaging. To do this, especially, would be superfluous QWERTY keyboard.

Samsung SCH-U820 is designed for the U.S. operator Verizon Wireless and, accordingly, supports cellular network CDMA. The device goes on sale later this year, its value so far not reported, although it was unlikely it would be prohibitively high, especially with the contract operator.

OCZ Technology minimizes the production and sale of computers Hypersonic PC

Three years ago, OCZ Technology acquired Hypersonic PC, who produced the game computers and laptops. Some time ago, online rumors that, in connection with the crisis of the market and falling sales of models produced by data provider, OCZ Technology is planning to sell the production. In this regard, it was officially denied, but now it finally became clear that the OCZ abandons development of this business.

It is unclear whether the firm Hypersonic PC sold or is closed, but the official website of the company said that new orders are not accepted, though the old liabilities shall remain in force and warranty services sold models will continue. Company OCZ is not interested in investing in the development of the computer sector and focus on core activities. By the main lines of development were classified as development and production of solid-state drives, computer power supplies and memory. According to executive vice president Alex Mey (Alex Mei), «the computer business did not fit to this spectrum of interests."

Ruler Lenovo ThinkPad Edge extends 14 - and 15-inch models

Lenovo is increased the number of models included in the product line ThinkPad Edge in two models with larger diagonal screen, rather than existing ones. Laptops with screen sizes 14 and 15 inches is not only bigger than earlier models, but also have greater productivity, but also have built-in DVD-drive. Devices equipped with processors from Intel and have two options: with a processor Core i3 of the instruments of the frequency of 2.13 GHz Core i5 with speeds up to 2,26 GHz.

Both laptops have a design similar to all other models series Edge and have a keyboard with split key layout. Devices equipped with large trackpad supports multitouch and optionally may have a cover painted red. Base models are now on sale at special price of $ 649. Their cost without a share is $ 869. Standard equipment includes 2 GB of RAM, 250 GB hard drive, Intel graphics card and operating system Windows 7 Home Premium. Less budget version, in addition to more efficient processors also are equipped with 4 GB of memory and preloaded operating system Windows 7 Professional.