More and more consumers are moving towards PCIe technology as server virtualization, virtual desktop infrastructure, in-memory computing applications, and the need for real-time analytics increases. Over 7,000 customers have already received more than a quarter million PCIe application accelerators from just SanDisk.

The next generation of SanDisk’s Fusion ioMemory PCIe application accelerators will deliver four times the performance improvement for the price, and up to 61 percent list price reduction over the previous Fusion ioDrive 2 products.

The Fusion ioMemory PCIe consist of SanDisk NAND flash and Virtual Storage Layer data access acceleration software. The cards are optimized for either mixed-use or read-intensive workloads. There are two times more database random read performance and two times more Petabytes written over the previous generations. The greatest benefit of the next-generation application accelerators is data center consolidation. The new cards speed up performance in SQL, NoSQL, Spark, and MongoDB database systems. In addition, they will reduce the amount of hardware needed, eliminating traditional hard drives resulting in data centers that can consolidate three times as much data.

Last summer, SanDisk acquired Fusion-io for $1.1 billion. The acquisition gave SanDisk traction in the fast growing market for enterprise flash storage solutions. The acquisition provided SanDisk 7,000 new customers the bought over 250,000 units. For read-intensive application like web hosting and data mining the SX350 and SX300 series cards are available with 1.3 TB to 6.4 TB of capacity. The top of the line 6.4 TB SX350 model has a random read and write speeds of 340,000 and 385,000 input/output operations per second. The next generation flash technology is expected to be available in systems from Dell, the Round Rock, and Texas-based server provider.

Via our proprietary website ASAP Memory, ASAP Semiconductor is a leading supplier of SanDisk products. Prospective customers can browse our inclusive inventory of hard-to-find obsolete and current SanDisk parts at If you are interested in a part, please feel free to contact our knowledgeable sales staff at or 1-714-705-4780 for a quote.

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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.

Mushkin, Inc. is an American company that produces and manufactures computer memory modules. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, Mushkin products are used by consumers and businesses worldwide. Although gamers and industry professionals are the company’s target market, Mushkin has also supplied their products to larger companies and entities such as Apple Inc. and NASA.

Founded in 1994, Mushkin first started as a major supplier of memory modules to Macintosh users. In present day, the company’s product portfolio includes memory modules, solid state drives, USB flash drives, SD cards, and micro SD cards. Mushkin Inc. is certified under ISO 9001-2000, a member of JEDEC, and is RoHS compliant.

ASAP Semiconductor, through our proprietary website ASAP Memory, strives to be a premier distributor and one-stop shop for all your memory requirements including those from Mushkin, Inc. Regardless of the application, we can help you meet your procurement needs. Take a look at or contact us today at for a quote.

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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.

The company’s products include Desktop Memory, Laptop Memory, Mac Memory, SSD, Flash Memory, and Memory Cooler. Their most well-known product is their computer memory as they have a large variety of DDR, DDR2, DDR3, and DDR4 computer memory modules. Amongst the four DDR modules, they offer RAM in single, dual, triple, and quad channel packs, allowing them to compete in the market of workstations, desktops, laptops, HTPC, and netbooks.

The memory products of G. Skill are well known for their outstanding speed quality. The company aims their products towards consumers that have high interests in overclocking their computers. Overclocking is known as the processing of forcing a computer or component to operate faster than the originally intended manufactured clock frequency. This is done with the intent to increase computer performance but if done incorrectly, may damage the computer’s hardware. In 2014, G. Skill has won several awards regarding the speed of their memory products such as the World’s Fastest Workstation SSD, Fastest DDR4 3333MHz Memory, and 3 Overclocking World Records.

ASAP Semiconductor is a leading distributor of both current and obsolete parts. Please browse our selection at ASAP Memory, the memory-related inventory of ASAP Semiconductor. We carry a wide range of memory products from companies like B. Skill International Enterprise Co., Ltd. that may not be sold anymore. For more information, check out our website at or email us at for more information or to request a quote.

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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.

In the Nineties, M/A-COM was acquired by Tyco Electronics. In 2008, Cobham plc purchased M/A-COM from Tyco for USD$425 million. In 2009, semiconductor entrepreneur John Ocampo obtained M/A-COM from Cobham plc. Today, M/A-COM produces solutions for a wide variety of markets, including aerospace and defense, automotive, broadcast video, medical, optical networking, surveillance, and telecommunications.

To meet the demanding conditions of the modern battlefield, M/A-COM’s diverse suite of RF products are built to last. The company utilizes high-volume, dual-use processes to fabricate military and space products: Si bipolar, LDMOS, and GaN power transistors; Si, GaAa AlGaAs, and HMIC diodes; GaAs MOSFET and pHMET-based MMICs; passive and active hybrid components; and hermetically-packaged printed circuit board-based assemblies and modules. M/A-COM products support numerous defense applications ranging from military telecommunications to radar and sensing to electronic warfare.

M/A-COM products are screened to the following requirements:

  • MIL-PRF-38534
  • MIL-PRF-19500
  • MIL-DTL-28837
  • MIL-STD-883
  • MIL-STD-750
  • MIL-STD-202

For avionics applications, M/A-COM’s high-power GaN (gallium nitride) power transistors provide great functionality via the benefits of GaN on SiC technology. They offer high-pulsed power operation up to 600-W for avionics purposes in the 960 – 1215 MHz and 1030 – 1090 MHz bands.

For communications in the battlefield, M/A-COM’s diode products offer the latest in broadband switching capability for front-end applications. The company’s power products ensure efficient amplification on hand-held and vehicle-mounted radio systems.

For radar purposes, M/A-COM engineers the best semiconductor technologies to cover the complete spectrum of radar applications—ranging from the most powerful GaN (gallium nitride) power transistors for civil air-traffic control to highly-integrated GaAs (gallium arsenide) multi-function MMICs (monolithic microwave integrated circuit) for military phase array radar.

Popular in the defense community, M/A-COM (in partnership with a handful of companies including Booz-Allen and Motorola) received a USD$1 billion firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for base radio systems from the US Army Communications-Electronics Command in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey in 2001.

For the fiscal year 203, M/A-COM reported USD$318.7 million in revenues. The company is certified to ISO 9001 international quality standards and ISO 14001 environmental management standards. Today, M/A-COM offers thirty-eight product lines encompassing more than 3,000 products.

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The American data storage company, Seagate Technology, has been increasing its investments into laser-assisted hard disk drive technology.

By utilizing this new technology, Seagate hopes to bring into the market a new hard disk drive with a capacity five times that of their current large capacity hard drives.

The new technology, known as heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) will be able to write and record smaller, steadier bits to the magnetic exterior of a disk. HAMR integrates a semiconductor laser onto a hard drive recording transducer.

In addition to writing smaller bits, the laser can also write ones that are more difficult to be overwritten which will reduce overwrite errors. Applying this technology onto Seagate’s largest hard drive capacity of 6TB, the capacity could increase to an amount of 30TB. $55 Million has already been invested by Seagate into developing HAMR which is being developed in Northern Ireland.

Seagate’s first HAMR hard drives have an expected release year of 2016 with 20TB expected in 2020. Currently, the company is aiming at large Enterprise Data Centers as their target market with plans to eventually expand the HAMR Hard Drive to commercial laptops and computers.

Seagate Technology is currently one of the largest computer storage producers. Although their headquarters is in Cupertino, California, their products are sold worldwide. Having met over $14 Billion in yearly revenue with over 57,000 employees, Seagate was the first disk manufacturer to have shipped 2 Billion HDDs.

ASAP Semiconductor, through our proprietary website ASAP Memory, strives to be a premier distributor and one-stop shop for all your memory requirements including those from Seagate. Regardless of the application, we can help you meet your procurement needs. Take a look at or contact us today at for a quote.

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On October 27, 2014, the computer storage company, Western Digital, announced their plans to expand their WD Purple line of 3.5-inc hard drives. This line of hard drives is made with a primary focus for video surveillance storage and includes ATA streaming to reduce error pixilation and video interruptions.

Currently used in home and small business security systems, the WD Purple hard drive can utilize up to eight hard drives and up to 32 high definition video cameras. Originally only available in the range of 1TB to 5TB capacities, Western Digital looks in expand this line of product by introducing a higher capacity of 6TB.

The new 6TB WD Purple hard drive, Mode# WD60PURX, maintains its 3.5 inch form factor and SATA 6 GB/s Interface. In addition, IntelliPower RPM will be utilized and the hard drive will contain a cache of 64MB. With its large capacity, the 6TB WD Purple hard drive has greater ease in handling 4K HD surveillance and could possibly be a pioneer in the industry as 4k HD surveillance technology slowly becomes a more mainstream solution.

Western Digital is one of the largest computer hard disk drive manufacturers in the world. Headquartered in Irvine, California, the company has met over $15 Billion in revenue and employs over 96,000 worldwide. Western Digital is known for many world first products, some of these include the invention of the first single-chip UART, single-chip ST-506, bus-mastering ISA SCSI controller, and the first SATA drive running at 10,000 rpm.

ASAP Semiconductor, through our proprietary website ASAP Memory, strives to be a premier distributor and one-stop shop for all your memory requirements including those from Western Digital. Regardless of the application, we can help you meet your procurement needs. Take a look at or contact us today at for a quote.

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Kingston Technology Corporation is a developer and manufacturer of computer memory and storage products. Located in Fountain Valley, California, this privately held company was founded by John Tu and David Sun in 1987 to supply a severe surface-mount memory chip shortage. Although it is a privately held company, Kingston Technology Corporation employees over 4,000 people and has met over $6 billion dollars in yearly revenue. Their product lines include DRAM, Solid State Drives, USB Drives, Flash Cards, and Wireless Readers that are used on the consumer, business, and enterprise level.

The company is the largest independent producer of DRAM memory modules as they own 53% of 3rd party DRAM market share worldwide. Their influence does not stop at DRAM memory as they are ranked worldwide as 2nd in suppliers of USB Drives, 4th in Flash Cards, and 5th in Solid State Drives. As computer technology advances, so must memory to keep up with its technical demands. DDR3 is quickly reaching its limits as higher performance and increased bandwidth is becoming the new standard. Kingston’s answer is their introduction of HyperX Predator DDR4 SDRAM modules which is set to be released in late 2014. DDR4 DRAM modules can achieve more than 2Gbps per pin and use less power than DDR3 low-power. Along with these upgrades, DDR4 have the ability to have 50 percent increased performance and bandwidth capabilities along with decrease voltage used. Kingston’s HyperX Predator DDR4 SDRAM will have a 16GB capacity, speeds of up to 3000MHz, and stable overclocking at 1.2 & 1.35 voltages. This new DRAM has Intel XMP-ready profiles which are optimized for the new Intel X99 Motherboards.In recent news, on February 4th, 2014, Kingston Technology Corporation announced the world’s fastest SDHC/SDXC UHS-I Speed Class 3 card which is used for 4K and Ultra-HD Video Capture.

The new SDHC/SDXC UHS-I Speed Class 3 card is guaranteed to have a performance of at least 90 MB/s read and 80 MB/s write. These speeds are clocked 9 times faster read and 8 times faster write than current standard Class 10 SD cards. 4K video will also be handled with ease with these new cards have enough bandwidth to record and playback 4K video without interruption and is optimized for USB 3.0 card readers. Kingston Technology Corporation’s new 2014 products along with its worldwide influence will provide consumers, business, and enterprises with a newer and more efficient way to utilize computer and image related memory.

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