Samsung’s SSD technology is ever evolving and now their latest purchase will help the brand provide the very best solid state drives. The South Korean company has recently announced that they have now purchased NVELO, Inc., which we know is a company that pioneers in software storage, which can only benefit us in the long run. Samsung like so many other companies do not wish to do all the leg work in order to incorporate certain technology into their portfolio, so would rather acquire a company who already has a knowledge of said tech.
Since the SSD was first introduced there has been a great number of improvements to their speed, but Samsung knows that in order to stay ahead of the game they need to get clever, and if that means buying up a company that can intelligently optimize and manage storage within the SSD then so be it. However, being the first to release a 480GB single mSATA module SSD in January 2013 is another way to try and stay out in front. This is certain to open Samsung up to a much broader market, which is a must in this ever-competitive market.
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In the report there is no mention of how much this purchase cost Samsung, but NVELO’s patent assets are certain to more than make up for it. Samsung certainly shows no signs of slowing down because they have already set aside $3-4 billion in their Austin, Texas-based plant, as the need to upgrade their chip making facility was long overdue. We’re certain that the popularity of the Galaxy S3 and the Note 2 has something to do with it, along with the iPhone 5 of course, as Apple purchases the chips that go into their smartphones from Samsung.
We wonder how long it will be before Samsung is able to take advantage of NVELO’s know how and release a new SSD with some of the newly acquired tech? Maybe the first range to incorporate this technology will be the pro Series, but would you agree?