Samsung 8-Gigabit DDR4

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.

Speeds of this new module can reach a data transfer rate per pin speed of up to 2,400 megabits per second. This increase in speed is approximately 29 percent higher than the current standard of 1,866 DDR3 server modules. Other features include enhanced error correction and 1.2 volt power usage. Along with enterprise server modules, Samsung offer 20 nanometer based DRAMs which will be available for PCs and mobile devices.

Samsung is a South Korean multinational company that is most well-known for is electronic products and services. Founded in 1938, the company is headquartered in Seoul, Korea and is ranked as one of the largest electronics company in the world. With over 426,000 employees, Samsung has met over $327 Billion in yearly revenue with sales of their products on the worldwide scale. In addition to electronics, Samsung also owns subsidiaries in industries such as life insurance, automotive, heavy industries, and construction.

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G-Skill Computer Memory Products

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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PNY Memory Cards

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.

Remaining as a private company, PNY Technologies is one of the smaller companies in the memory product industry. Although the company maintains an approximate of only 500 employees, their product’s sales and popularity spans worldwide. Despite its size, the company has 30 years of experience working consumers, OEMs, and B2Bs.with PNY Technologies are specialized in memory, graphics technology, and computer peripherals. Product lines include: Flash Memory Cards, USB Flash Drives, Solid State Drives, Memory Upgrades, NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards, HDMI cables, DRAM modules, Cables, Chargers, and PowerPacks.

In recent news, PNY Technologies announced the launch of their new USB Flash Drive product called the Duo-Link OTG USB Flash Drive. The innovative Duo-Link OTG holds both a micro-USB connector and a USB connector which will allow users to transfer files to and from an Android device and a PC. Available in a capacity of 16GB and 32GB, the drive will also feature a capless swing design and micro sized dimensions at 30mm x 10mm x 5mm.

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 PNY Technologies, Inc. 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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Macronix flash products

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.

For applications calling for NOR Flash, Macronix offers its line of Serial Flash products ranging from 512Kb to 256Mb densities. The Serial Flash line comes in an 8-pin SOP (150mil to 200mil) or 16-pin SOP (300 mil) package. These Flash devices are able to perform read, erase, and program duties. By utilizing a serial peripheral interface (SPI) protocol, the Serial Flash line reduces the complexity of system design.

For applications requiring NAND Flash, Macronix developed its family of SLC NAND products ranging from 512Mb to 8Gb densities. Ideal for the low-density NAND market, SLC NAND memory products provide reliable data and code storage for on-the-go platforms such as mobile phones.

For a true chip-scale package, Macronix’s WLCSP (Wafer-Level Chip Scale Package) leaves behind a very small footprint. Advantages include minimal chip-to-PCB inductance, a condensed package size, and improved thermal conduction. The WLCSP is ideal for mobile and portable applications, including mobile phones, digital cameras, tablets, smart watches, Bluetooth headsets, and GPS navigation systems.

A forerunner in the ROM (Read-Only Memory) industry, Macronix offers a variety of ROM products ranging from the original Mask ROM family to the latest XtraROM line. The newest ROM package from Macronix, XtraROM, operates without mask charge and has a short TAT (Turn Around Time). Offering a robust medium for content publishing, XtraROM takes care of bad blocks, wear leveling, and ECC (electronic circuit controller) for the host MCU (motor control unit).

Macronix operates three semiconductor foundries: Fab 1 (focuses on designing niche logic products and 6-inch wafer fabrication), Fab 2 (non-volatile memory products and 8-inch wafer fabrication), and Fab 5 (non-volatile memory products and 12-inch wafer fabrication). Fab 1 outputs 37,000 6-inch wafers per month based on 0.35um to 1.0um technologies. Fab 2 produces 55,000 8-inch wafers per month. Fab 5 yields 20,000 12-inch wafers per month.

Today, Macronix employs a 4,800-strong workforce and takes in nearly USD$1 billion in revenues. Constantly innovating its core products, Macronix holds 4,500 patents and dedicates 10-12% of its annual revenue to research and development.

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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.

One of the main features of the NVDIMM is the ability to save and restore data to the computer server if a system crash or if power loss were to occur.

The technology behind this feature is the DVDIMM’s ability to send DRAM data to NAND Flash which has twice the density than the DRAM, if power loss is to occur, the DRAM, NAND Flash, and module controller would be combined into a single module. Subsequently, performance with DDR4 modules will remain constant while data is safely saved and restored.

The new NVDIMM will work at 2133 Mbps, have a 64-bit I/O and can process up to 17B of data per second at 1.7V. Mass production of this unit is expected to begin in early 2015, SK Hynix projects their product to be an industry standard in 2016.

Originally founded as Hyundai Electronic Industrial Co., Ltd., SK Hynix is a leading semiconductor supplier of DRAM chips and flash memory chips. The company is the second-largest memory chip maker and ranks as number 6 in the world’s largest semiconductor companies. SK Hynix products are used by major OEMs such as Apple, Asus, IBM, Asus, Dell, and Hewlett-Packard. With over 17,000 employees, the South Korean company has met over $13 Billion in yearly revenue and over $298 Million in net income.

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Toshiba Smallest E-MMC

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.

The new E-MMC Embedded NAND Flash Memory will be fully compliant with the current JEDEC e-MMC standard and have a capacity range from 8GB to 128GB in a small 11 mm x 10 mm average package. The largest capacity at 128GB can record over 16 hours of high definition video and over 39 hours of standard definition video. Power supply voltage will range from 2.7-3.6V memory core and 1.7V-3.6V interface. New features of the E-MMC include BKOPS control, Cache Barrier, Cache Flushing Report, and Large RPMB Write.

Toshiba Corporation is one of the largest electronics producers in the world. Their products range from Electronics, Semiconductors, Social Infrastructure, Computer Hardware, Home Appliances, and Medical Equipment. Having met over 6 Trillion Japanese Yen in yearly revenue and employing over 200,000 people, Toshiba’s worldwide influence reaches consumers, businesses, and OEMs alike.

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 Toshiba Corporation 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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MACOM Technology

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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Segate Hard Drive

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 September 30, 2014, the flash memory storage solutions and software company, SanDisk, announced their new SSD product dubbed the SanDisk X300 SSD. Using the latest advancements of X3 technology, the new SSD card is designed to meet mainstream business productivity needs.

The SanDisk X300 SSD is the first of the company’s X-series drives to utilize SanDisk’s nCache 2.0 tiered caching architecture and three bit-per-cell technology. These new features will combine SLC and X3/TLC flash blocks which will improve durability, effectiveness, and performance to handle corporate workloads including applications, media creation, and financial transactions. Security is also a key feature in the new storage system and includes a state of the art error handling mechanism called DataGuard.

This security feature operates XOR recovery technology that implements an extra layer of data protection. Software is also included with the X300 SSD which provides management tools such as drive performance and health monitoring, TRIM, and firmware updates.

Embedded applications are included such as the Apricorn EZ Gig IV cloning software which will provide the ability to duplicate an old hard drive onto the new SanDisk X300 SSD series. This feature will eliminate the need to re-install operating systems, programs, and settings when updates or crashes occur.

SanDisk Corporation is an American flash memory storage solutions and software company. Founded in 1988, the company is now one of the largest memory producers in the world. With their products such as embedded flash drives, Solid State Drives, Flash Memory Cards, USB flash Drive, and Digital Audio players, being distributed worldwide, SanDisk has met over $6 Billion in yearly revenue and employs over 5,400 people.

ASAP Semiconductor, through our proprietary website ASAP Memory, strives to be a premier distributor of all SanDisk memory products. We carry a comprehensive inventory of products as well as the database and procurement capabilities to help you meet all your requirements. Contact us today at

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Western Digital Hard Drive

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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