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SK hynix Holiday Gift Guide: Memory-Enabled Gifts for the Home

By December 24, 2020 January 7th, 2021 No Comments

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It’s the season of giving and receiving, and this year, it’s all about gifts for the home.

Whether your loved ones are near or far this holiday season, we could all use a little extra cheer in our stockings this year. With more time spent inside, we’ll all be looking for gifts that make staying home more enjoyable – like home fitness equipment, the latest streaming tech, and smart home appliances.

So from the fitness fanatic to the super streamer, to the hardcore gamer or the hard-working parent, SK hynix has some memory-enabled gift ideas for everyone on your list.

For the Fitness Fanatic:

Staying in doesn’t have to mean laying low – these connected fitness devices will have you and yours up and running in no time.

Semiconductor memory plays an important role in the operation of popular connected fitness devices like Peloton and Mirror.

In order to function, these technologies must connect your physical fitness equipment with video streaming and data tracking. The result is an immersive fitness experience that can even bring your instructor to life with augmented reality (AR) – letting you get a great workout without even leaving home.

Fitness trackers and smartwatches like Fitbit and Garmin use tiny semiconductor memory chips to collect and manage data on everything from heart rate to steps taken to blood pressure. Then, data centers use much larger memory solutions to store the data from millions of users around the world.

For the Super Streamer:

Whether you’re Keeping Up With the Kardashians or keeping up with your favorite sports teams, every home deserves a connected entertainment center.

Smart TV devices and smart speakers like Amazon Fire TV Stick and Google Nest Hub also rely on memory.

Whether it’s connecting us to millions of entertainment options or processing a voice command in real-time, these devices need semiconductor memory to transfer and process data through the cloud. You might not see it, but these devices must manage massive amounts of data to bring us unlimited video and audio content at the tap of a button or at the sound of a word.

For the Gamer:

Game on! Connect with friends and family through the virtual world of gaming – on any of the next-gen consoles.

2020 was the year of gaming – with sales, streams and excitement through the roof.

Central to this year’s gaming buzz were the all-new Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 consoles – gifts that are bound to make any gamer get excited. But better act quickly, these consoles are hard to get a hold of! And for the first time ever, they are relying on SSDs to change the console gaming experience for the better.

As the gaming industry continues to grow, its games, platforms, hardware and technologies are evolving too. We’re seeing richer games, sharper displays, higher resolutions, quicker gameplay, and ultimately – greater storage requirements and memory needs.

For the Hard-Working Parent:

Working parents have it hard enough this year – Make their lives a little easier with these smart home gadgets?

Spending more time at home means more time to upgrade your living space. You can use tech like smart lights and smart plus to convert any lamp into a smart lamp with voice-controlled accessibility. Just connect to WiFi and control via voice assistant. So next time you want to turn on or off the lights, you just have to ask – nicely!

These smart light systems are powered by IoT technology, enabling them to store and process the data needed to translate these commands into functions we can see at home.

For the Book Lover:

Nothing says winter like cozying up with a good book – give the gift of endless reading with some of the latest e-readers and tablets.

Whether your loved ones are looking for romance, mystery, sci-fi or nonfiction, an e-reader like Kindle or Kobo can locate and download any book in the world in seconds. So why give the gift of a single paperback when you could give the gift of a million choices?

Mobile tablets like these rely on battery power to function, and as such, they’ve driven explosive growth across the mobile application memory field. With low-power memory products like Low Power Double Data Rate (LPDDR) DRAMs, we can minimize power leakage and maximize battery life.

For the Work-From-Homer:

Wave goodbye to Zoom fatigue with a work-from-home set-up complete bound to make your colleagues jealous.

Shopping for a laptop on your holiday shopping list for a work-from-home or remote-learning upgrade? Since the onset of COVID-19, more and more companies are asking employees to “work from home”.

This has caused demand for cloud storage and servers is surging, and in turn, so is demand for semiconductor memory both in data centers and in products like laptops. Don’t get overlooked because of a device with slow processing speeds and poor performance.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday from SK hynix.

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