On January 13th, 2015, the computer hardware manufacturer, Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. announced their new high performance server hardware. Their new server products are two new models (H270-F4G and H270-H70) of high density rackmount servers which are based on the Intel C612 platform.


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Founded in 2010, Crossbar is a new startup company that develops a class of non-volatile resistive random-access memory (RRAM) technology. Although the company employs just over 20 people, Crossbar is the exclusive holder of resistive RAM patents from the University of Michigan. With over 100 unique patents, 30 of which are currently issued. Crossbar RRAM memory will be able to deliver up to a terabyte of memory capacity on a small single chip the size of a postal stamp.


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Mushkin’s innovation has let to their creation of a few world’s firsts. In 2013, Mushkin released the world’s fastest 240 GB USB 3.0 Drive, the Ventura Ultra. As the fastest in the world of its kind, the unit is able to transfer data at the rates of up to 380 MB/s read and 325 MB/s write. Through its USB 3.0 connector, the unit is 10 times faster than USB 2.0 and is backwards compatible with legacy USB ports and devices. Other features include an aluminum casing and USB Attached SCSI Protocol support to maximize transfer rate potential. The world’s first 480 GB mSATA solid state drive, the Atlas mSATA, is another one of Mushkin’s innovative feats. Having a capacity of 480 GB, this mSATA solid state drive is able to reach read speeds of up to 540 MB/s and write speeds of up to 425 MB/s.


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On October 22nd the Korean Conglomerate company, Samsung Electronics, announced their mass production of their new DDR4 module. This new module will be the industry’s first 8 Gigabit DDR4 based on 20 nanometer process technology. With their target focused on the enterprise server market, the 20 nanometer 8 Gigabit DDR4 DRAM will provide high performance, density, and energy efficiency to meet the standards of next generation enterprise servers.


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G. Skill international Enterprise Co., Ltd. is a computer hardware manufacturing company that is based out of Taiwan. Established in 1989, G. Skill was started by a group of computer enthusiasts that eventually their computer memory products in 2003. Though G. Skill is based in Asia, the company operates worldwide as they have resellers and distributors in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.


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PNY Technologies, Inc. is one of the most well-known manufacturer and producer of memory products. Established in 1985, PNY originated in Brooklyn, New York as a memory chip trader. In 1996, the company relocated their headquarters to New Jersey where they established their first manufacturing plant. Currently, PNY has manufacturing plants in Santa Clara, California, and in Bordeaux, France. The company also has main offices in New Jersey, California, Florida, France, and Taiwan.


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Headquartered in Taiwan’s Hsinchu Science and Industrial Park, Macronix is a premier provider of integrated devices for the Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) market—producing a full range of NOR Flash, NAND Flash, and ROM products. Founded in 1989, Macronix is the first semiconductor manufacturer to be certified by the Social Accountability International Standard (SA 8000:2001) in Hsinchu Science Park, home to many competing foundries. The company caters to a wide variety of industries with its technologies—computer, telecommunications, consumer, and automotive.


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On October 21, 2014, the South Korean technology company, SK Hynix, announced their new development of the world’s highest density 16GB NVDIMM (Non Volatile DIMM). The state of the art NVDIMM is based on a 4GB DDR4 and will utilize 20nm class technology.


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On October 1, 2014, the Japanese technology company, Toshiba, announced their launch of the world’s smallest class E-MMC Embedded NAND Flash Memory products. These new chips will utilize a new state of the art 15nm process technology along with a controller to manage its basic control functions. The new imbedded controller function will make possible the minimization of development requirements and easier integration into system designs. Designed for digital products on the consumer level, Toshiba looks to enter their new product into the industry of smartphones, tablet PCs, and wearable devices.


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Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. is a premier provider of high-performance analog radio frequency (RF), microwave, and millimeter wave products that support next-generation Internet and modern battlefield systems. Established in 1950 as Microwave Associates, M/A-COM got its start by supplying the US Army Signal Corps with magnetrons—high-powered vacuum tubes that generate microwaves.


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