Memory makers are looking forward to Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system, DigiTimes reports. They expect the SSD optimizations in the new operating system will spur demand for NAND flash memory.
At the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) in November 2008, Microsoft senior lead program manager Leon Braginski claimed that the Windows 7 would work better with SSDs. Optimizing SSDs for the upcoming OS has become focus for SSD manufacturers and notebook makers in the midst of the current market uncertainty.
NAND flash chipmakers are also pinning hopes on the new OS, according to industry sources, with SSDs expected be favored for more new-generation PC models.