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  • Last update: Wednesday 20 September 2017 [790 news items]

NAND flash supply to stay tight til end-2017, says Phison chairman

Sep 20, 13:23

The supply of NAND flash memory is expected to remain tight through the end of 2017, according to Khein Seng Pua, chairman of flash device controller supplier Phison Electronics.

GigaDevice signs wafer supply contract with SMIC

Sep 19, 10:36

China-based GigaDevice Semiconductor, a maker of flash memory devices and microcontroller (MCU) chips, has signed a strategic agreement on the supply of wafers worth about CNY1.2...

Acquiring Lexar will not create brand-OEM conflict, says Longsys

Sep 18, 12:41

The Lexar brand that Longsys acquired from Micron Technology will focus on high-end NAND flash devices, and customers of Lexar and Longsys' OEM business will not overlap, according...

Longsys chairman Cai Huabo

China to enhance local memory industry development

Sep 13, 14:36

The China high-end IC Alliance (CHICA), which was set up by China's National Semiconductor Industry Investment Fund (known as the Big Fund) earlier in 2017, is looking to add another...

Semiconductor industry records best second quarter in 3 years, IHS says

Sep 12, 15:17

Despite a slightly down first quarter, the semiconductor industry achieved near record growth in the second quarter of 2017 posting a 6.1% growth from the previous quarter, according...

NAND flash market to top US$65 billion in 2020, says report

Sep 12, 10:45

The NAND flash market is forecast to top US$65 billion in 2020, up from US$40 billion in 2017, according to data from a ChinaFlashMarket.com report.

CFMS (China Flash Market Summit) 2017

Toshiba to break ground for new memory fab in 2018

Sep 11, 14:21

Toshiba has announced subsidiary Toshiba Memory has selected Kitakami City in Japan's Iwate prefecture as the next location to expand its flash memory operations. Construction of...

Taiwan memory chipmakers see August revenues increase

Sep 7, 15:59

Mask ROM and flash specialist Macronix International has reported August revenues surged 19.5% sequentially while specialty DRAM and flash chipmaker Winbond Electronics' August revenues...

Winbond to set up new fab in southern Taiwan

Sep 6, 11:14

Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) has approved specialty DRAM and flash maker Winbond Electronics' plan to set up a new fab at the Kaohsiung Science Park (KSP), southern...

Upstream material suppliers in new iPhone supply chain to see strong growth

Sep 4, 15:09

With Apple expected to launch its new iPhone soon, Taiwan players in the US vendor's smartphone supply chain are warming up to embrace a new round of business boom, with the upstream...

Apple is expected to launch the new iPhone soon

Most of 2017 capital spending will go to foundry and flash memory, says IC Insights

Sep 1, 11:28

Following a substantial increase in semiconductor capital expenditures during the first half of 2017, IC Insights raised its annual semiconductor capex forecast to a record high of...

Orders for NOR flash, car electronics chips to buoy Ardentec revenues in 2H17

Sep 1, 11:05

Ardentec has landed a ramp-up of orders for NOR flash memory while seeing stable demand for car electronics chips from Renesas Electronics and Texas Instruments (TI), according to...

Micron sells Lexar to Longsys

Sep 1, 10:32

Micron Technology has agreed to sell its retail brand, Lexar, to Shenzhen Longsys Electronics, according to the China-based storage device maker. Financial terms were not disclosed...

Longsys acquires the Lexar trademark and branding rights from Micron

Western Digital to acquire Tegile Systems

Aug 30, 13:44

Western Digital has announced plans to acquire Tegile Systems, a provider of flash and persistent-memory storage solutions for enterprise data center applications. Financial terms...

Samsung seeking long-term supply contracts with wafer firms

Aug 30, 13:34

Samsung Electronics is striving to sign long-term supply contracts with multiple wafer makers to ensure sufficient silicon wafer supplies for the manufacture of memory chips and logic...

A new Samsung fab in Pyeongtaek to focus on 64-layer 3D NAND flash production

GigaDevice draws investment from China state-backed fund

Aug 30, 13:25

China-based GigaDevice Semiconductor has obtained investment from China's National IC Industry Investment Fund, commonly known as the Big Fund, according to the maker of flash memory...

Samsung to expand NAND chip capacity in China

Aug 29, 13:57

Samsung Electronics has disclosed plans to expand production capacity at its NAND flash memory wafer fab in Xian, northwest China for a total of US$7 billion over the next three ye...

Backend firm Lingsen to post strong 3Q17, says report

Aug 28, 13:55

Taiwan-based backend service company Lingsen Precision Industries is expected to post its highest revenues since the third quarter of 2013 in third-quarter 2017, the Chinese-language...

Macronix completes capital reduction; shares soar

Aug 28, 11:42

NOR flash and mask ROM chipmaker Macronix International returned to normal trading on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) on August 28 after completing a capital downsize. The company's...

Chipbond, ChipMOS see rising orders for TDDI chips

Aug 25, 12:19

Backend houses Chipbond Technology and ChipMOS Technologies have seen orders for TDDI (touch with display driver integration) chips for use in 18:9 smartphone panels ramp up, which...

Global mobile DRAM revenues increase 14.8% in 2Q17, says DRAMeXchange

Aug 24, 10:17

Global sales of mobile DRAM memory grew 14.8% sequentially to US$6.21 billion in the second quarter of 2017, according to DRAMeXchange. The industry is expected to post another sequential...

Winbond announces equipment purchases

Aug 23, 15:05

Winbond Electronics, a memory chipmaker specializing in specialty DRAM and flash memory chips, has disclosed two purchases of machinery equipment from Lam Research and Tokyo Electron...

Global 2Q17 NAND flash market posts 8% growth, says DRAMeXchange

Aug 22, 10:51

The worldwide NAND flash memory market posted revenues of US$13.22 billion in the second quarter of 2017, up 8% sequentially, according to DRAMeXchange.

Walton net profits jump in 1H17

Aug 22, 10:38

Memory-IC backend specialist Walton Advanced Engineering has reported net profits for the first half of 2017 reached NT$153 million (US$5.05 million), up robustly from only NT$17...

Global DRAM revenues increase 17% in 2Q17, says DRAMeXchange

Aug 21, 11:34

Sales in the global DRAM market surged 16.9% sequentially to US$16.51 billion in the second quarter of 2017, when PC DRAM contract prices rose over 10%, according to DRAMeXchange...

Toshiba says court order will not affect memory operations

Aug 16, 13:50

Toshiba has been ordered by a US court to resume Western Digital's access to certain Toshiba's databases, but this order will not affect the operations of its memory chip unit - Toshiba...

DRAM best-growing IC in 2017, says IC Insights

Aug 16, 11:23

Five out of the 33 IC market segments tracked by IC Insights will outpace the 16% growth forecast for the total IC market in 2017 compared to 2016, according to the market research...

Phison posts record 2Q17 profit

Aug 11, 10:50

Memory device controller supplier Phison Electronics has reported net profits of NT$1.59 billion (US$52.5 million) for the second quarter of 2017, up 24% sequentially and hitting...

ChipMOS obtains backend orders from Novatek

Aug 10, 11:46

ChipMOS Technologies has obtained backend orders for touch display driver ICs (TDDI) from Novatek Microelectronics, with shipments set to kick off in the fourth quarter of 2017, according...

ChipMOS gearing up for robust demand for TDDI chips

SMIC expects up to 3% revenue growth in 3Q17

Aug 9, 11:24

China-based pure-play foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) expects to post revenue growth of up to 3% sequentially in the third quarter of 2017, with gross margin...

Taiwan memory chipmakers July revenues increase

Aug 7, 20:29

Mask ROM and flash specialist Macronix International has reported July revenues increased 18.7% sequentially while specialty DRAM and flash chipmaker Winbond Electronics' July revenues...

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending to grow 10.2% in 2017, says Gartner

Aug 4, 14:22

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to increase 10.2% to US$77.7 billion in 2017, according to Gartner. This growth rate is up from Gartner's previous forecast of...

Toshiba to invest in new fab without SanDisk

Aug 4, 10:00

Toshiba will invest in Fab 6 of its Yokkaichi operations in Mie (Japan) alone, after failing to reach an agreement with manufacturing partner Western Digital (formerly SanDisk) on...

Memory supply to remain tight in 3Q17, says Transcend

Aug 4, 09:17

Supply of DRAM and NAND flash memory chips is expected to remain tight through the third quarter of 2017, according to memory module firm Transcend Information.

Commentary: Can Samsung Foundry unseat TSMC?

Aug 3, 21:20

Samsung Foundry has unveiled an aggressive sub-10nm roadmap that scales down to 4nm, and claimed it is looking to unseat United Microelectronics (UMC) as the world's second-largest...

TSMC is the leader in the pure-play foundry sector
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