Samsung Electronics has made it clear that it is not going to cut production of memory chips
despite a slowdown in the market industry and persistent uncertainties in the global economy.
The South Korean tech giant has seen profits soar in recent years largely thanks to solid demand for memory chips
for mobile devices which has helped offset weakening profits from its own mobile production.
The expansion is not expected to affect memory chip
supply until 2019 at the earliest, analysts said.
Samsung has traditionally been the core supplier, producing microprocessors, displays and memory chips
used in the various Apple products ranging from the iPhone, iPad and iPod.
The design also raises the possibility of transparent memory chips
for touch screens and mobile devices.
The two companies benefited from a rise in DRAM and NAND flash memory chip
prices after the market bottomed in 2008, Gartner said.
to transfer technology and outsource the production of next-generation, high-performance 1-gigabit memory chips
to the Hsin-chu-based maker.
Cell phones and PDAs use what is called "static" memory chips
. Static memory retains information even when the power is off or the memory chip
is removed from the device.
Among researchers quick to embrace the spin-torque approach are the developers of magnetic random access memory, or MRAM--which many data-storage specialists regard as the most promising memory chip
of the future (SN: 12/18&25/04, p.
The SIM card, a removable memory chip
, lets you take your phone's data such as the phone numbers in a tiny little unit--great for the traveler.
The Suntest XXL is said to offer such benefits as superior xenon lamps; superior exposure uniformity; reliable, valid testing results; unmatched capacity to handle large objects or numerous test panels; easy access to the testing chamber; simple programming with touch-screen interface; built-in memory chip
interface, allowing users to upload test programs; and a competitive price.
Their technology incorporates an EEPROM memory chip
. preprogrammed with each sensor's part number, manufacturing information, and full range temperature calibration.