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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Micron automotive eMMC

On November 3, 2014 the American Semiconductor producer, Micron Technology, Inc., announced a new expansion of their automotive storage solutions portfolio. In mid to late 2015, Micron Technology will be releasing two new products, the M500IT Automotive SSD and the Automotive e-MMC 5.0 Memory.

The M500IT solid state drive (SSD) will be the industry’s first SSD made to meet automotive-grade standards. The drive will contain AEC-Q100-compliant NAND flash memory components and met system-level qualifications in certain automotive applications. Safety and security is also a major feature in the new drive as it includes hardware-based encryption, data-at-rest protection against unforeseen loss in power, and an adaptive thermal monitoring system.

Micron Technology’s new e-MMC 5.0 Memory will provide automotive application designers to develop new innovative programs. The e-MMC 5.0 Memory products are fully managed NAND solutions and will contain built-in controllers and industry-standard interfaces. They will also support current and upcoming navigation application requirements such as 3D mapping, environmental reporting, multimedia, satellite radio, phone call, and voice recognition. The memory concentrations of the e-MMC 5.0 Memory will range from 4GB to 128GB.

Named as one of Thomson Reuter’s top 100 global innovators in 2012 and 2013, Micron Technology is one of the leading Semiconductor producers in the world. With over 30,000 employees, the company has met over $14 Billion in yearly revenue and a market capitalization of $26 Billion. Since 1978, their computer memory and CMOS Image sensor products have been used by commercial, business, and OEM entities alike.

If you’re in the market for memory products, including from Micron Technology, ASAP Memory is a one-stop shop for all your procurement needs. ASAP Memory is a division of ASAP Semiconductor, a leading distributor for parts in the aerospace, industrial, and electronics industries. To browse our extensive inventory of connector parts please visit or contact our sales staff at for more information or to place a request for a quote.

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Phoenix Contact Electronic Prodcuts
With over 90 years of experience in the electrical engineering and automation industry, Phoenix Contact has grown over the years to achieve an excess of approximately $2.23 billion in annual sales. Headquartered in Blomberg, Germany, Phoenix Contact has evolved into a global market leader: the company operates their own production sites across ten different countries which work alongside 50 dedicated international sales subsidiaries as well as more than 30 local agencies.

Phoenix Contact offers a wide selection of products in a variety of different areas, providing them with experience, expertise, and insight into a broad range of fields. Some of the products which Phoenix Contact is able to provide include: terminal blocks, circuit breakers, relay modules, power supplies, surge protection, wireless data communication, and many more. For control cabinets, Phoenix Contact is able to supply a comprehensive selection of components and systems, from the terminal block to the controller. For device and connection technology, Phoenix Contact is able to source individual solutions for a variety of your needs. For field installation, Phoenix Contact offers innovative wiring systems and industrial plug-in connectors which enable efficient data and power transmission. Through their systemic approach and product inter connectivity, Phoenix Contact is able to provide case specific solutions which can be implemented to your individual needs.

Today, Phoenix Contact operates with more than 13,000 motivated employees located all around the world with the focus on creating innovative products and excellent client relationship. Specializing in IT products, ASAP Memory supports and supplies a wide range of Phoenix Contact products. ASAP Memory is a leading independent distributor of information technology hardware equipment, with the capability of providing you many of the products that you need. For inquiries regarding Phoenix Contact products, please visit or contact us at for more information or to submit a quote.

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Kingston computer memory and storage products.

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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EEPROM Fremont Micro Devices

Fremont Micro Devices (FMD) was founded in 2003 in Fremont, California and specializes in non-volatile memory products. This privately-held company currently has offices in the United States, Europe, and China. FMD is fabless, meaning that manufacturing is outsourced, so that the company can focus on innovative design and technology. FMD owns or co-owns with foundries most of the technologies used in their products. Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory (EEPROM) technology is a type of memory used in electronics to store small amounts of data in a non-volatile setting (i.e. when power is removed).

EEPROMS are reprogrammable while the computer is in use and EEPROMs now have a lifespan that can extend to a million write operations. Fremont Micro Devices’ patented EEPROM technology known as UltraEE™ delivers low density memory products that have proved competitive against those of other large memory providers such as ATMEL, ST Micros, NXP Semiconductors, and Samsung. This proprietary technology has been applied to their standard memory devices with densities ranging from 2kbit to 1024kbit. A selection of interfaces with variable densities are available, including I2C, 3-Wire, SPI, and IC Smart Card. FMD can also provide customized memory products for those with specific requirements. The company expects its growth in the EEPROM market to reach 40-70% per year for the next three years.

Fremont Micro Devices has developed a streamlined process technology used to manufacture low density memory with standard logic integrated circuits. Already proven at the 0.18um node, they will eventually mitigate the technology to 0.13um, 90nm, and 70nm. An embedded flash process at the 0.18 and 0.13um node is also underway. 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 Fremont Micro Devices USA. 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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Conexant semiconductors

Conexant Systems is a spin-off of former conglomerate Rockwell International Corporation. Established in 1999, Conexant was based in Newport Beach, California. Conexant specialized in microchips and other semiconductor products. In 2013, after a 30% decline in revenue in 2011 and after losing its main customer in Eastman Kodak Company (which also filed for bankruptcy), Conexant was forced to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy with $195 million in secured debt. The entirety of Conexant’s equity was given to QP SFM Capital Holdings (a unit of Soros Fund Management) as part of the terms of bankruptcy. Conexant’s consistent decline in revenue is explained by a variety of factors: over expansion, the dot-com bubble, and an enormous debt-servicing burden. Immediately after separating from Rockwell, Conexant went on a purchasing spree, acquiring seven companies for almost $2 billion in 11 months. Additionally, after the market crashed in 2000, many of Conexant’s clients (such as the networking equipment vendors Nortel and Lucent) opted out of purchasing from Conexant.

The company then decided to divest its many divisions into independent companies, including Jazz Semiconductor and Mind speed Technologies. The diminishing revenue stream and the increasing interest on debt obligations as a result of acquisition eventually overwhelmed Conexant. As part of their post-bankruptcy game plan, Conexant has decided to streamline their product portfolio and focus solely on audio/video, voice, and imaging technology. Conexant Systems Inc. is now debt-free and has moved its headquarters to Irvine, California. 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 network cards, SRAM ICs, and OTP memory ICs from companies like Conexant Systems that may not offer these products 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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C & K Components

C&K Components is one of two operating divisions (the other being Delta Tech Controls) of CoActive Technologies, a designer and manufacturer of a broad range of engineered interface solutions. C&K Components focuses on switches, smart card connectors, and high-reliability connectors. The company was established in 1957 in Newton, Massachusetts as a manufacturer of magnetic computer memory units. The company has since combined with other specialty companies to become an important supplier of interface and connector technology. In 2007, C&K Components joined the Rudolf Schadow Company of Berlin, Germany (founded in 1945 and specializing in radio repair) and the Jeanrenaud company of Dole, France (a switch manufacturer founded in 1928) to form a new company while retaining the C&K Components name.

This fusion of three different histories, product lines, and experience results in an innovative company with an extremely broad product portfolio. C&K Components stocks more than 55,000 unique part numbers. Their selection of switch product features includes: toggle, rocker, pushbutton, rotary, key, slide, DIP, and thumbwheel. The company produces resilient smart card connectors, either full size or SIM/SAM card. C&K has recently developed some powerful products in the CCM03 family including: the CCM03-3001 for application in high heat and humidity, the CCM03-3511 with increased contact force to absorb shock and high vibration, and other products specifically designed for extreme environments. Typical applications for these products range from transaction, identification, POS, GPS, and mobile. Additionally, the company features zero ppm defect manufacturing capability on automotive-grade products and high-reliability connectors that can function in a space environment.

C&K Components has over 3,000 ESA QPL-qualified (approved by the European Space Agency) rectangular connectors and a selection of micro-D, single in-line microminiatures, and D-subminiature connectors that can be used in satellites or research labs. Prospective customers can visit our website ASAP Memory at to find parts by C&K Components or other products including switches, smart cards, and connectors. ASAP Semiconductor, through its division ASAP Memory, can fulfill all your procurement requirements. Please contact us at to submit an RFQ or for more information.

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Corsair Memory types

Corsair Memory, a private company headquartered in Fremont, California, was originally founded in 1994 under the name Corsair Micro systems. Originally a developer of Level 2 cache modules for OEMs, over time, Corsair decided to shift their primary focus towards high-capacity DRAM (dynamic random-access memory) modules. In 2002, the company began shipping their now-signature high performance memory products to serve the ‘overclocking’ market. Overclocking is a term for boosting computer components beyond what the manufacturer intended, resulting in greater processing power but an increased risk of crashing. In 2010 the company reincorporated itself in Delaware and changed their name to Corsair Components, Inc. With over $500 million in annual revenue, Corsair is a PC-gaming enthusiasts, home computer builders, and others who require high level memory performance.

Corsair’s range currently features DIMM (dual inline memory module) and the smaller SODIMM (small outline dual inline memory module) with varying levels of DDR (double data rate) technology. With DDR (currently available from level 1 to 4), twice as much data can be obtained from a memory system in the same amount of time. DDR Corsair has four families of desktop memory: Value Select, XMS, Vengeance, and Dominator Platinum in order of increasing power. In August of 2014, Corsair announced the availability of the Dominator Platinum DDR4 memory kits in speeds of 3300MHz, 3200MHz, and 3000MHz, creating the world’s fastest of its kind.

If you require parts for memory products please visit ASAP Semiconductor’s proprietary website ASAP Memory, a division stocking all items related to memory. ASAP Semiconductor specializes in distributing and procuring hard to find or obsolete parts. To see our inventory of parts, including those from Corsair Memory, please browse our selection at For more information or to obtain a quote contact us at and one of our knowledgeable sales staff can assist you.

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Kingston Memory Spare Parts

Kingston Technology Corporation is an American, privately held, multinational computer technology corporation that develops, manufactures, sells and supports flash memory products and other computer-related memory products. Their influence spans across the world with manufacturing and logistics facilities in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Taiwan, and Mainland China. They are the largest independent producer of DRAM memory modules, owning 53% of the third-party worldwide DRAM module market share. Other feats include being the second largest supplier of flash memory and USB drives, fourth largest supplier of flash cards, and fifth largest in solid state drives. The company has shown consistent growth since its creation in 1987.

Starting as a company with just a single product, a memory module, Kingston entered the market to fulfill a severe shortage of surface mount memory chips. Since then, their sales skyrocketed to $1.3 billion in just 8 years (1995). Kingston has also shown impressive growth in the past few years as well. The company reports $3.7B in revenues for 2006, $4.5B in 2007, and $6.5B for 2010. Their ever increasing revenues can be attributed by their extensive product lines. Kingston supplies and manufactures memory for many different electronic products including computers, digital audio players, flash memory, gaming, mobile phones, printers, servers, and wireless storage products. With this extensive range of products, along with 4,000 employees, it is clear why Kingston is able to be the world's number-one memory module manufacturer for the third-party memory market for six consecutive years, the most recent being in November 2010. 

From its humble beginnings as a two man company in 1987 to one of the most common names in memory products in the world today, Kingston Technology Corporation continues to change the world in digital memory with its leading technologies and innovative products. ASAP Semiconductor, through our proprietary website ASAP Memory, strives to be a premier distributor and one-stop shop for all your Kingston Technology Corporation spare parts requirements. Regardless of the application, we can help you meet your procurement needs. Take a look at our parts capabilities on or contact us today at for a quote.

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