Toshiba Memory Corporation Announces 96-Layer 3D Flash Memory
June 28, 2017
(ME NewsWire)-- Toshiba Memory Corporation, the world leader in memory solutions, today announced that it has developed a prototype sample of 96-layer BiCS FLASH™ three-dimensional (3D) flash memory with a stacked structure[1], with 3-bit-per-cell (triple-level cell, TLC) technology. Samples of the new 96-layer product, which is a 256 gigabit (32 gigabytes) device, are scheduled for release in the second half of 2017 and mass production is targeted for 2018. The new device meets market demands and performance specifications for applications that include enterprise and consumer SSD, smartphones, tablets and memory cards. Going forward, Toshiba Memory Corporation will apply its new 96-layer process technology to larger capacity products, such as 512 gigabit (64 gigabytes) and 4-bit-per-cell (quadruple-level cell, QLC) technology, in the near future. The innovative 96-layer stacking process combines with advanced circuit and manufacturing process technology to achieve a capacity increase of approximately 40% per unit chip size over the 64-layer stacking process.......
SES and MDA Announce First Satellite Life Extension Agreement
June 28, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- SES (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) and MDA, a global communications and information company, announced today an agreement for an initial satellite life extension mission using an on-orbit refuelling vehicle being built by SSL, a US based subsidiary of MDA and a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems.

SES will be the first commercial customer to benefit"...

Toshiba Files Lawsuit Against Western Digital Corporation
June 28, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) and Toshiba Memory Corporation (“TMC”) today filed a petition with the Tokyo District Court against Western Digital Corporation, a U.S. company, and its subsidiary Western Digital Technologies, Inc. (collectively, “WD”) (NASDAQ: WDC), seeking a provisional disposition order for an injunction against acts of unfair competition, and also brought suit for a permanent injunction, damages and payment"...

MPEG LA Introduces License for EVS
June 28, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- MPEG LA, LLC today announced the availability of the EVS Patent Portfolio License providing efficient access to technologies underlying the EVS (Enhanced Voice Services) standard.

Designed to operate ubiquitously over packet-switched mobile and fixed-line communications networks, EVS represents a significant advance for voice and audio compression devices with compression, network"...

New Study from GSMA and CAICT Forecasts That China Will Be the World’s Largest 5G Market by 2025 
June 28, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- Chinese operators are on track to launch commercial 5G networks by 2020 and are expected to establish China as the world’s largest 5G market by 2025, according to a new study by GSMA Intelligence and the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT). The new study ‘5G in China: Outlook and Regional Comparisons’, which was published today at GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai, explores the near-term outlook for the"...

Mumtalakat unveils new pearl and gemstone venture
June 28, 2017

Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company (Mumtalakat) has announced it new venture ‘Danat: the Bahrain Institute for Pearls & Gemstones’ during a Ramadan Ghabga held at the Capital Club, Bahrain.

With its offices located at the World Trade Centre in Bahrain, Danat aims to establish windows abroad to serve both local and global clients.

Commenting on the launch, Danat’s"...