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Micron Technology, Inc. Announces Next-Generation, Client-Class Solid State Drive

Micron Technology, Inc. announced a next-generation, client-class solid state drive (SSD) that sets a new bar for low-power, high-performance storage for personal computers. The M600 SATA SSD--specifically designed to take advantage of Micron's NAND Flash technology--addresses the storage demands of modern mobile computing applications, including Ultrabook(TM) platforms and tablets, as well as performance-oriented PC desktops and video capture systems. To help meet consumers' ever-increasing expectations for longer battery life, the M600 offers SSD power efficiency. It draws less than 2 milliwatts (mW) in sleep mode and averages 150mW during active use. Typical laptop hard drives require exponentially more power when idle (130mW) and ten times as much power while they spin their platters to access data during active use (1400mW to 2000mW). Despite its extraordinarily low power use, the M600 offers strong performance. It can read data as fast as the SATA interface allows--with random reads up to 100,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS) and 560 MB/s sequential read speeds for all capacities. The M600 also excels in write performance due to Micron's innovative dynamic write acceleration. This technology switches NAND cells to behave more like higher-grade Flash (from MLC to SLC) on-the-fly, creating a cache that is sized according to drive demands--instead of sacrificing user capacity for a permanent cache. The end result reduces power use and improves write performance as much as 2.8 times over non-cached systems, ensuring that even the lower-capacity M600 SSDs deliver excellent write speeds. This unique write architecture also helps the M600 achieve greater longevity. For example, the 1TB M600 is warranted to reach up to 400TB total bytes written (TBW), which is five times more than typical client drives. That's enough endurance to write 220GB a day, every day, for five years--dramatically more than a normal client workload and enough to make even the most cautious user stop worrying about SSD wear-out. The M600 is also equipped with powerful self-encryption technology designed to meet strict government standards--ensuring valuable mobile data is secure even in the event of theft or loss. The M600's AES-256-bit hardware encryption engine actively encrypts data without performance degradation and complies with the TCG(TM) Opal 2.0 standards and the Microsoft(R) eDrive protocol, making it easy to enable using management tools or within Windows 8. The M600 uses Micron's 16nm process technology-- their most advanced Flash technology and winner of TechInsights' Most Innovative Memory Device and Semiconductor of the Year. The drive features a host of quality and reliability features that Micron customers have come to expect, including RAIN onboard fail-over protection, client-class power-loss protection for data at rest, and adaptive thermal monitoring, which dynamically adjusts power consumption based on system temperature--ideal for ultra-small, thermally constrained systems. The M600 SSD uses Micron's 128Gb NAND to enable a wide range of capacities in tiny configurations. The M600 is offered in 128, 256 and 512GB mSATA and M.2 module configurations. The gumstick-sized M.2 module is offered in both 80mm and 60mm versions (2280 and 2260) to provide versatile options for ultra-slim tablet systems. The M600 is also available in a 2.5-inch, 7mm form factor, which is available in capacities from 128GB to 1TB. The M600 SSD is currently in production and is sold directly to OEMs and to system builders and businesses through Micron's extensive distribution network.

Micron Technology, Inc. Presents at Raymond James 10th Annual North American Equities Conference, Sep-09-2014 09:05 AM

Micron Technology, Inc. Presents at Raymond James 10th Annual North American Equities Conference, Sep-09-2014 09:05 AM. Venue: Four Seasons Hotel - Park Lane, London, United Kingdom.

Inspur Group Selects Micron Technology, Inc. as Leading Memory Provider for Server Portfolio

Micron Technology Inc. and Inspur Group announced that Micron's 8Gb DDR3 SDRAM components will be used in a wide range of Inspur's computing products. This announcement follows Micron's July 11 introduction of the industry's first monolithic 8Gb DDR3 SDRAM, based on the company's latest-generation 25nm DRAM manufacturing process. The 8Gb DDR3 SDRAM is the newest addition to Micron's portfolio of advanced memory and storage solutions and will be used by Inspur to deliver high-performance, power-efficient servers targeted at cloud data centers and high-performance computing applications. Inspur will begin integrating Micron's components in their 2U rack products in early 2015 and will start volume shipments shortly thereafter.

Micron Technology Inc. Presents at Credit Suisse 15the Annual Asian Technology Conference, Sep-10-2014

Micron Technology Inc. Presents at Credit Suisse 15the Annual Asian Technology Conference, Sep-10-2014 . Venue: Grand Hyatt Taipei, 2 SongShou Road, Taipei, 11051, Taiwan.

Micron Provides Capex Guidance for the Year 2015

Micron provided capex guidance for the year 2015. For the year 2015, the company expects capex is to be in the range of $3.6 billion to $4 billion.


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