Samsung Electronics Co. settled on a payout of $900 million over five years, resolving an old, and completely labyrinthine lawsuit with Rambus Inc. over their memory chips. The two competitors, in addition to the settlement which involves stock buybacks and other sordid accounting payment details, also stated that they have signed a “memorandum of understanding” [...]
Its being reported in Computer World that the Intel release of the SSD Toolkit firmware upgrade software was pulled after it was found to crash both the Intel X25-M G2 160GB and 80GB SSD drives: “We have been contacted by users with issues with the 34-nanometer Intel SSD firmware upgrade and are investigating. We take [...]
The US National Institute of Standards and Technology has developed a form of memristor built on a flexible substrate, its being widely reported. The paper, titled A Flexible Solution-Processed Memristor, details the researchers at NIST were able create a 14 day window for the non-volatile memristive state: The Nist research team created the memristor using [...]
The 2008 UC Berkeley/Merced Symposium on memristors and memristive technology explored the potential of memristors and memristive systems and nano-electronic circuits. The videos have recently been posted: Part 1: Part 2: Part 3: Part 4:
Leon Chua speaks at the LaSalle Research Group in Intelligent Systems, Dec. 12 2008. The audio is a little garbled and the retro-analog style overhead projector, common amongst mathematicians, but its a great prespective on seminal work.
In the field of SSD enterprise-level flash drives, IBM Research has hit a new benchmark. Based on their own SAN Volume Controller SVC, and using SSD developed by Fusion-io, their project Quicksilver surpassed the 1 million IOPS threshold. From their press release, The results were achieved using Flash solid-state technology coupled with IBM’s industry leading, [...]