Sony Corporation plans to sell itâ€™s Western Japan-based Microchip plant to itâ€™s erstwhile rival Toshiba. This is a bit surprising as the two companies have been battling it out over the high definition disc market, which some were calling the â€œFormat Wars.â€ As you probably know, the format wars are over, and Sonyâ€™s Blu-Ray has won. But that was yesterdayâ€¦apparently the companies are good buddies again.
Samsung Electronics Co. has developed a more advanced flash memory chip that will allow increased data storage in digital products such as music players. Samsung, the largest manufacturer of computer memory chips, unveiled a 64-gigabit NAND flash memory chip based on process technology much finer than previously used. This is accomplished by utilizing circuit elements that are 30 nanometers wide.