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There is a flash furore going on, with flash announcements coming in at a furious rate, both product announcements and flash foundry expansion. Here's a round-up of what's going on. First, Toshiba and SanDisk have opened a new flash foundry – Fab 5 – at Toshiba's Yokkaichi facility in Japan's Mie Prefecture. The fab has been …

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Latency?

The most important property of these cards is the access latency, which cannot be derived from IOPS (because multiple transactions are started at nearly the same time, before one got finished), so it would be nice to mention it in the article.

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Paris Hilton

Samsung takes on Subway

"According to Samsung, it is going to open its Line 16 flash fab in Hwaseong, South Korea, in September. The plant's output of 12-inch wafers could hit 200,000 per month."

A "foot long" SSD drive seems a tad cumbersome!

Paris would buy it

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FAIL

Wafers

Intel puts out 220mm wafers for their Core-i series chips. Does this mean each CPU is ~8.6in? Nope. The wafer gets cut up into the individual dies.

Probably the same IQ as Paris?

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