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2016 Predictions: Mobile means more capacity, speed and ‘things’ in 2016

Expect more from mobile in 2016 Editor’s Note: With 2016 now upon us, RCR Wireless News has gathered predictions from leading industry analysts and executives on what they expect to see in the new year. In the mobile industry, we experience life in the fast lane....

2016 Predictions: Fully connected to fully autonomous vehicles

Get ready for more from the connected car market as autonomous vehicles are on the horizon Editor’s Note: With 2016 now upon us, RCR Wireless News has gathered predictions from leading industry analysts and executives on what they expect to see in the new year. Today’s...

Reader Forum: How digital imaging is changing mobile again

There’s no doubt about it: Smartphones have become the world’s favorite cameras Approximately 1 trillion images will be created this year, according to Josh Haftel, who manages mobile photography solutions at Adobe: that comes to over 31,000 new images per second. Of the 5.8 billion...

Western Digital to acquire SanDisk for $19B

Western Digital, which sells digital storage solutions among other products, announced it will buy SanDisk for $19 billion. The boards of directors of both companies have voted to approve the deal. In materials provided to investors, Western Digital said the acquisition is part of a...

Local storage enabling industrial and automotive IoT

As all devices become connected, industrial, automotive and consumer needs for the transfer of data are exploding. Network connections, bandwidth and cost will not support transferring all this information in real time to the cloud. This means local storage will continue to grow at a...

CTIA names 2013 executive committee, officers

Wireless industry trade association CTIA said it was set to bring on five new members to its 2013 executive committee and announced its 2013 officers. The new officers will include Mary Dillon, president and CEO of U.S. Cellular, who will serve as chairperson; Dan Mead,...

Toshiba and SanDisk Celebrate the Opening of Fab 5 300mm NAND Flash Memory Fabrication Facility in Japan

Toshiba | July 12, 2011 | Press Release Yokkaichi, Mie, Japan, July 12, 2011 — Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) and SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) today celebrated the opening of Fab 5, the third 300mm wafer NAND fabrication facility at Toshiba's Yokkaichi Operations...

Solving the problem of Network Congestion – offering alternate solutions for carriers

Sylvie Barak with: Mike Fitzgerald, CTO, Altobridge Aiden Dillion, CTO/Founder, Accuris Networks Matt Shapiro, Senior Manager, product management, SAS Group, Sandisk

Movers & Shakers: WAC announces new members; Cellcrypt appoints president; and more

Cellcrypt, provider of encrypted cell phone voice calling, announced the appointment of Matthew Cochran to the position of president of Cellcrypt FZE. He will be leading the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific operations and business development, with a focus on company-wide global offset...

Analyst Angle: Gigabytes and terabytes – the future of mobile storage

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly feature, Analyst Angle. We've collected a group of the industry's leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics in the wireless industry.Recently, I had an interesting dialog with Tom Coughlin of Coughlin Associates. Tom is an...

SanDisk Modular SSD selected by ASUS for new Eee Slate Tablet

SanDisk | January 5, 2011 | Business Wire LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK), the global leader in flash memory cards, today announced that its 32 gigabyte (GB)1 and 64GB SanDisk® P4...

Bits and Bytes: Mobile giving event; MapHook journaling app; and more

The Mobile Giving Foundation, which is focused on helping charities raise funds through the mobile channel, announced plans to host its Mobile Giving Forum Oct. 5 at the W Hotel in San Francisco. The event will bring together companies, nonprofit organizations, corporate foundations, technology...

Computex: the biggest winners and losers

Now that the frenzied craziness that is Computex Taipei is done and dusted for another year, we can all take a step back and take a look at some of this year’s winners and losers.

Sandisk's mobile offerings drove high profit margins

Sandisk Corp. was basking in the warmth of rising share prices Thursday, after announcing a huge jump in profits this quarter, driven mainly by strong demand from mobile customers. On Wednesday, Sandisk reported first-quarter net income of $234.7 million, or 99 cents per share, compared...

CTIA Extra: More announcements from Telit, SanDisk,etc.

SanDisk Corp. said it has begun shipping its 32 gigabyte SanDisk microSDHC card, which the company says is the highest-capacity removable memory card available for mobile phones. The company said the card gives mobile users the storage they need for today's storage-intensive features and...

RCR Unplugged: Sandisk shows off 32GB MicroSD

Sandisk show off their new 32GB Micro SD card, the first micro SD card of its size "on the planet," compatible with any phone or mobile device. The card which retails for a suggested $200 is the next step up from Sandisk's 16GB microSD...

Worst of the Week: Simpler times for simple minds

Hello! And welcome to our Thursday column, Worst of the Week. There's a lot of nutty stuff that goes on in this industry, so this column is a chance for us at RCRWireless.com to rant and rave about whatever rubs us the wrong way....

SlotMusic may be a good play for those brought up on cassettes and CDs

SanDisk's plan to use memory cards as vehicles for digital music has drawn derisive snorts from Apple fanboys and techier-than-thou types who dominate industry blogs and message boards. But for those who have yet to use their phones as music players - which is...

SanDisk leads memory card music distribution effort

SanDisk Corp. is the latest player hoping to elbow its way onto the music-distribution playground.The Milpitas, Calif.-based company announced plans to sell microSD memory cards with preloaded MP3 music files through brick-and-mortar and online retailers including Best Buy and Wal-Mart. SlotMusic, as the effort...

UPDATED: Samsung ‘deeply disappointed’ over rejected bid for SanDisk: Transaction would consolidate memory business

SanDisk Corp. stuck to its guns in rejecting a $5.8 billion, $26-per-share takeover bid by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.SanDisk, the Milpitas, Calif.-based maker of NAND Flash memory - included to a degree on nearly all handsets and used in removable memory cards critical to...

New smartphone vendor to try will it fly?

If the incumbent smartphone vendors give you the blues, all you have to do is wait a week for Velocity Mobile.This new smartphone vendor will launch at CTIA 2008 and seems certain to draw the curious. In such a brutally competitive market, some of...

Modu launches with modular handset, carrier partners: Israeli startup brags about device’s potential

The hype cycle offers fertile ground for startups. Consider modu, a private company based in Israel, which today provided that familiar, heady mix of grandiose claims, intriguing technology, long launch window and big-name backers that often ignites press speculation.Less than a week before the...

IEEE, some wireless vendors against House patent reform try: They want change, but assert bill favors infringers over inventors

Patent reform is often billed as a battle between high-tech and pharmaceutical heavyweights, but in reality sharp divisions exist such that Motorola Inc., Qualcomm Inc., InterDigital Communications Corp., Texas Instruments Inc. and others are fighting largely Democratic-crafted legislation backed by Microsoft Corp., Intel Corp....

Analyst Angle: iPhone Impact

Editor's Note: Welcome to our Monday feature, Analyst Angle. We've collected a group of the industry's leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics in the wireless industry. In the coming weeks look for columns from Compete's Miro Kazakoff, Jupiter Research's Julie...

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