Here is an interesting story, Keio University in Tokyo and Toshiba have teamed up to produce a prototype SSD that is the size of a postage stamp but which has a 1TB capacity. The team, headed up by Professor Tadahiro Kuroda at the University, claims to have discovered a technology that can reduce the size of current SSDs by 90 percent while making them 70 percent more efficient. The resulting prototype is made of 128 NAND flash memory chips and one controller chip. It uses radio communications, which the researchers say is less expensive to produce. Data transfer speeds are said to be fast as well, at 2Gbps. The team hopes to make a production-ready version of the SSD by 2012.
I did see the name Toshiba, not Intel here didn't I?
Remember, Eli says this will get smaller. Professor Tadahiro Kuroda says he can already do this. The point is that whatever we think of NAND, the greatest will become true. SanDisk is in the right business. The key is: did others learn the same lesson that Eli learned when he stared at the destruction of his dreams because of over supply? An oversupply that was instigated by Samsung to destroy SanDisk. The future looks bright now, but only time will tell!
This is continuing encouragement for SNDK longs. Not only will NAND will dominate all storage but SNDK will dominate NAND. ...and hope it sinks GS with its success!
Leslie Meredith TechNewsDaily Senior Writer LiveScience.com – Sun Feb 14, 4:16 pm ET Separate reports out last week show that mobile phone use is soaring in the United States and globally, and data moving across mobile networks is expected to grow dramatically over the next four years. One report by comScoreMobiLens shows that Americans want to do more than talk on their phones, and they're willing to pay for it. A total of 234 million people age 13 and older in the U.S. used mobile devices in December 2009. In the past year, smartphone ownership increased from 11 percent to 17 percent of mobile users, while 3G phone ownership increased from 32 percent to 43 percent and unlimited data plan subscriptions rose from 16 percent to 21 percent. Every month, comScore measures how often people use their phones to send text messages, access the Internet, play games, use downloaded applications, or "apps," check their Facebook profile, watch videos and listen to music. In the latest comScore report, all of these activities showed an increase from the previous report period.