NAND’s Perils of Being in 3D
Despite a stagnant 2H13 for NAND flash memory, things are expected to pick up next year thanks to a rise in R&D and production of 3D NAND. Several of the largest NAND manufacturers have been working on the new type of NAND since August of this year. 3D NAND is the "next revolution" in flash memory and allows memory to be stacked vertically instead of put in a horizontal grid.
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Wi-Fi and Wireless ICs See Bright 2014
It is not a far-fetched forecast, to say the least, that analysts across the board are seeing significant growth for Wi-Fi and wireless ICs in 2014 due to the continued rise in smart wireless devices (SWDs). What is significant and new to this growth forecast is the expansion of the category of SWDs from primarily smartphones and tablet PCs to include a quickly growing array of wearable devices (medical, health & fitness, and general consumer electronic (CE)), TVs, Internet of Things (IoT) Machine-to-Machine (M2M) connected devices, auto-infotainment, and growing assisted and autonomous driving capabilities. As a direct result of the increase in data being transmitted, we are also seeing an increase in the demand for high-speed wireless technologies.
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