Monday, June 8th 2020

YMTC to Launch its Own SSD Brand Soon

YMTC (Yangtze Memory Technologies Corp) could launch its own SSD brand soon, according to a DigiTimes report. The Mainland Chinese NAND flash maker, which is taking giant strides with the development of NAND flash memory, could join Micron, SK Hynix, Kioxia, and Samsung, in being NAND flash vendors with their own finished SSD product lines on the side.

The SSD brand could be announced in Q3-2020, and could implement the company's 64-layer 3D TLC NAND flash memory in some of its first drives, moving on to 128-layer NAND flash chips next, as the company has pole-vaulted 96-layer. With Phison coming out with support for YMTC chips, it's likely that the company could get a break with these drives. YMTC is one of the rising stars of China's domestic high-technology industry, and a beneficiary of state investment as part of the Chinese Government's plan to eliminate dependency on foreign computer hardware as part of its "3-5-2 plan."
Source: DigiTimes
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12 Comments on YMTC to Launch its Own SSD Brand Soon

#1
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It's going to be interesting to see how much these drives suck.
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bonehead123
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It's going to be interesting to see how much these drives suck.
True dat, but also will be interested in finding out how many spyware apps they will hardcode into the firmware, hehehe :D
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Hugis
Lets have a little dance to the Y.M.T.C..... :roll:
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steve360
Buy Chinese technology (i.e. Chinese government trojan horses) at your own peril.
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Vayra86
Hugis
Lets have a little dance to the Y.M.T.C..... :roll:
Beat me to it. Pretty cool dance if you think of how that'd be done...

Ontopic: Chinese QLC... right. The trust factor is just about -100. Non-Chinese QLC hovers around zero in my mind... staying FAR away. I'll pay the premium for TLC, thx
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#6
tygrus
How much of this "accelerated progress" has come from stolen IP?
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Flanker
Typical China related TPU thread lmao
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JaymondoGB
tygrus
How much of this "accelerated progress" has come from stolen IP?
All of it.
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Fourstaff
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It's going to be interesting to see how much these drives suck.
Well known tech transition (see: Korean Electronics, Japan Electronics, Taiwanese Electronics):
1. Sucks big time
2. Sucks, but cheap
3. Usable, but reasonable price
4. Quite good, but why so expensive?
5. Reliable, everyone buys it.

For people worrying about spywares and stuff, remember these chips will serve the massive Chinese market not us.
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Fourstaff
Well known tech transition (see: Korean Electronics, Japan Electronics, Taiwanese Electronics):
1. Sucks big time
2. Sucks, but cheap
3. Usable, but reasonable price
4. Quite good, but why so expensive?
5. Reliable, everyone buys it.
The difference is that those countries encourage, prioritise and reward innovation, whereas China educates it out of their population since individual thought is dangerous to the Party.

This is why products are designed outside of China, and constructed there: China is broadly incapable of producing innovators, but it's great at producing worker drones.
Fourstaff
For people worrying about spywares and stuff, remember these chips will serve the massive Chinese market not us.
Indeed. Indigenous Chinese high technology products will be terrible trash, but the drones who don't have access to anything better, will never know they are using trash.
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Fourstaff
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The difference is that those countries encourage, prioritise and reward innovation, whereas China educates it out of their population since individual thought is dangerous to the Party.

This is why products are designed outside of China, and constructed there: China is broadly incapable of producing innovators, but it's great at producing worker drones.
The same argument was made towards Japan, Korea, Taiwan and even US. All started with stolen technologies, all these countries are doing very well right now in terms of innovation.

The new breed of Chinese companies such as CATL are more or less at the forefront of innovation. Huawei contributed more than any other company towards 5G standards. They are ready to sacrifice everything to "take their rightful place on top of the world", the rest of the world can either race them or get overtaken.
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Flanker
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The difference is that those countries encourage, prioritise and reward innovation, whereas China educates it out of their population since individual thought is dangerous to the Party.

This is why products are designed outside of China, and constructed there: China is broadly incapable of producing innovators, but it's great at producing worker drones.

Indeed. Indigenous Chinese high technology products will be terrible trash, but the drones who don't have access to anything better, will never know they are using trash.
FYI, I can buy all Non-China PC parts in China, with a bit of import tax, that is.
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