Apple confirms acquisition of Israel’s Anobit

Apple has finally confirmed its purchase of Israel-based Anobit, a company that makes digital signal processing tech to improve the performance of NAND flash used in the iPhone, iPad, and MacBook Air among other devices. It could help Apple extend its NAND flash empire further still.

Apple’s Anobit buy reportedly a done deal

Apple is reportedly just about finished acquiring Israeli flash memory firm Anobit. Last week, reports suggested that Apple was in the process of acquiring the company, and on Tuesday, Israel’s Calcalist reported that Anobit has now informed employees of the deal’s successful completion.

Why Apple + Anobit makes sense

Reports say Apple is buying a maker of flash memory technology for up to $500 million. Apple hasn’t confirmed or commented on the deal, but it does seem to fit with Apple’s M.O. when it comes to acquisitions and its overarching strategy.

Another SSD Hardware Startup Gets Cash. When’s the Shakeout?

Kaminario, which provides high-performance storage, has raised a $15 million C round of financing. As SSD startups hit maturity and the market for using solid state drives in data centers for high-performance and energy efficient storage heats up, when will we see the inevitable consolidation?

Like Our Data, Storage Startups Are Multiplying

So far this week two storage startups offering a hardware product have launched in as many days, both offering variations on the theme that more data requires more storage and faster networks require faster access to stored data. The trend has been building for years.