iPhone 7 flash memory maker Toshiba could sell its NAND flash unit to Western Digital

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 20, 2017

DigiTimes estimated this week that flash memory chips for smartphones will remain in high demand throughout 2017 because supply shortages are reportedly “worse than expected” as chip makers are currently transitioning from older 2D NAND to newer 3D NAND technology.

According to a report Friday in The Korea Herald newspaper, citing Mirae Asset Daewoo Securities analysts, Toshiba may spin off of its lucrative NAND flash unit and sell the stake to Western Digital, narrowing the technology and market share gap with its bigger rival Samsung Electronics. Read More


Latest technical drawings hint at 128GB iPhone 6

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 21, 2014

If purported iPhone 6 schematics that leaked out of China Thursday are anything to go by, there may be truth to the rumor that the next iPhone(s) will double storage capacity by introducing a new model with 128 gigabytes of NAND flash storage.

The rumor first appeared two months ago, suggesting that Apple would keep the 128GB option exclusive to the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model along with other premium features (and possibly a premium pricing).

This time around, there’s some hard (dubious?) evidence to back up the claim… Read More


Retina display supplier Samsung, others settle price fixing suit for $1.12B

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 13, 2012

Apple’s key components provider Samsung which supplies, among other items, Retina panels for the new iPad, agreed along with other defendants to settle a price fixing class-action lawsuit for a whopping $1.12 billion.

Samsung has agreed to pay $240 million, AU Optronics will pony up $170 million, Toshiba will pay only $21 million and LG Display will settle for $380 million in damages.

This settlement – the largest consumer class-action price-fixing settlement ever – is in addition to previous settlements from ten manufacturers and prison terms for some executives, The Wall Street Journal reported… Read More


Toshiba to Provide 720p Retina Display for Future iPhone?

By Guest Author on May 17, 2011

Around this time of year, next-generation iPhone rumors are usually coming left and right. According to a new report, Toshiba is building a 4-inch 720p Retina Display for Apple.

If you may recall, late last year Reuters reported that Apple and Toshiba were working together on a plant to make displays for iOS devices. Toshiba had announced that it would build a factory for 100 billion yen (about $1.2 billion) to produce future LCD panels.

Yesterday, Toshiba announced its next generation of mobile displays, which Toshiba will be showing off in LA this week. According to the press release, the mobile displays are sized from 3.3 inches to 4 inches, with resolutions from Wide VGA (480-by-864) to HD (720-by-1280).  Read More


Toshiba’s Tablet Website Disses the iPhone And the iPad

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 24, 2011

You mad? Toshiba’s teaser site for their upcoming tablet line looks like any regular Flash website on a normal desktop web browser. Visit that same website from an iOS device such as the iPhone or iPad, and not so much.

While it’s obvious that the Flash aspects would be omitted from the iOS versions of the website due to Apple’s well documented lack of support for the plugin, it’s not the lack of Flash that has people talking this time…

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Toshiba And Apple Reach Agreement For iPhone LCD Displays – iPhone 6, Anyone?

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 14, 2010

We’ve heard the rumblings about the supply problems stemming out of Apple’s current relationship with LG, the South Korean firm that currently supplies the iPhone LCD screens.

In a move that will likely give Apple more control over supply, Toshiba has announced that it will build a factory for 100 billion yen to produce future LCD panels. That’s a lot of money, about 1.2 billion in US dollars, which will certainly put Toshiba in the drivers seat when it comes to supplying screens for the iPhone.

Production isn’t scheduled to start until Q3 2011, so it’s entirely possible that these new screens could be used for the inevitable iPhone 6…

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