Micron CEO Steve Appleton dies in small plane crash

Sadly, it’s being reported that chipmaker Micron’s CEO, Steve Appleton, has died in a small airplane crash in Boise, Idaho. Micron [NASDAQ:MU] has become a real player in multiple fields under his leadership. In 2010, Micron also aquired Numonyx Holdings, and added strong capabilities in NOR and NAND Flash, DRAM, and Phase Change memory. More […]

Intel hits 20nm Flash Storage SSD Milestone

Intel and Micron announced today they have hit the 20nm Flash MLC NAND target. Last months Toshiba milestone of 24nm NAND flash now has competition. Its being reported that Intel and Micron are sending out samples of 20nm NAND flash, at 2 bits per cell, in 8GB die area sizes of 118mm to selected customers: […]

Toshiba announces date for promised 24nm NAND flash

Toshiba (TAEC) announced the release dates today for their 24nm smartNAND NAND flash memory chips. These are the 48 pin TSOP (12mm x 20mm x 1.2mm), 52 land LGA (14mm x 18mm x 1.0mm) there had been talk about since last year: standard NAND flash memory interface, 8K Byte page size, 4 read and 2 […]