1. boxxa's Avatar
    Apple orders 100 million 8Gb flash chips in ramp up for new device(s)?

    by Thomas Ricker, posted Apr 9th 2009 at 12:58AM
    Oh Apple, what are you up to? Just like we saw right around this time last year in preparation for Apple's new iPhone 3G and updated iPod touch, Apple is placing huge orders of NAND chips thereby threatening the supply in demand by other tier-one vendors. This time we've got DigiTimes confirming earlier reports that Apple is cornering the market on flash memory -- specifically, the Taiwanese rumor rag is reporting orders of "100 million 8Gb (8 gigabit, not gigabyte) NAND flash chips mostly with Samsung Electronics." That's twice the size of the order reported last year. The tiny memory chips are then recombined during manufacturing into the larger 16GB, 32GB, and so on capacities we expect to find in our handheld consumer electronics. Anyone still doubting new Apple handhelds in June?

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    2009-04-09 09:39 PM
  2. confucious's Avatar
    They could be making just one 100 Million GB device.....
    He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
    2009-04-09 10:05 PM
  3. redcard's Avatar
    They could be making just one 12.5 Million GB device..... is what you really mean
    To live, you have to lie
    2009-04-09 10:14 PM
  4. confucious's Avatar
    Isn't 8 Gigabit 1 Gigabyte?
    He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
    2009-04-09 10:17 PM
  5. redcard's Avatar
    It sure is, buster
    To live, you have to lie
    2009-04-09 10:25 PM
  6. confucious's Avatar
    So 100 Million times 8 Gigabit = 100 Million Gigabytes?
    He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
    2009-04-09 10:27 PM
  7. iPh0wned's Avatar
    They could be making just one 12.5 Million GB device..... is what you really mean
    you both mean 800 million GB (100 million chips x 8gb each....)
    2009-04-09 11:10 PM
  8. se23's Avatar
    ok guys that's enough! LOL I hope it's crap either way or I will b hypnotized into extending my contract
    2009-04-10 02:07 AM
  9. Boker's Avatar
    neat so the super iPhone 4g?
    2009-04-10 05:09 AM
  10. CaptainChaos's Avatar
    neat so the super iPhone 4g?
    No. It would be the 3rd Gen.
    2009-04-10 05:53 AM
  11. confucious's Avatar
    you both mean 800 million GB (100 million chips x 8gb each....)
    That would mean 800 million Gb or 100 million GB which is what I orrigionally said (1GB = 8Gb)
    He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
    2009-04-10 11:24 AM
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