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Burying the Hatchet: Sony Sells Toshiba a Chip-Manufacturing Plant

r.jpgSony Corporation plans to sell it’s Western Japan-based Microchip plant to it’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 “Format Wars.” As you probably know, the format wars are over, and Sony’s Blu-Ray has won. But that was yesterday…apparently the companies are good buddies again.

Samsung Develops Even Smaller, Denser Flash Memory Technology

flash memory in current formSamsung 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.