Sunday, June 29th 2008

Seagate Still Sourcing NAND Flash

With announcements coming in from of rolling out Solid State Drives (SSD) and that it would become a prominent player in the SSD business, Seagate is still in requirement of trade relationships with a NAND Flash manufacturer, add to that it doesn't have production facilities of its own.

This has gotten analysts to speculate on where Seagate will source its chips from, a possibility being buying Intel's share of the Intel-Micron JV. Such a buy-out would set Seagate back by close to $1 bn. Another possibility would be to acquire SanDisk or Hynix (Hyundai) which focus on making entry-level solid state drives, but are a major players in the overall NAND flash market. If it will be SanDisk, Hynix or any other flash maker remains to be seen, but it wouldn't come as a surprise if Seagate announces the acquisition of a flash company soon.Source: NordicHardware
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3 Comments on Seagate Still Sourcing NAND Flash

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Mussels
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yay for solid state media!

sometimes, i think i'm the only one excited by this stuff... *looks at the 4870 x2 threads popularity*
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Darkrealms
by: Mussels
yay for solid state media!

sometimes, i think i'm the only one excited by this stuff... *looks at the 4870 x2 threads popularity*
This was popular when first brought up. Then the MFRs went and gave us insane price tags and everyone backed off untill it was cost effective. So now we just wait for it to become common.
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