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TSMC reportedly to join bid for stake in Toshiba memory business

7h 16min ago

Toshiba is looking to spin off its flash memory business with plans to sell more than half of the planned separate entity to one or more than one company, and reportedly will initiate...

Server DRAM prices rise nearly 40% in 1Q17, says DRAMeXchange

10h 13min ago

Contract market prices of server DRAM modules have risen nearly 40% on average from the same point in the prior quarter, and will continue their growth in the second quarter, according...

Taiwan IC production value to rise 5.8% in 2017, say TSIA and IEK

Feb 21, 15:34

The production value of Taiwan's IC industry, consisting of designers, manufacturers, packaging and testing houses, will increase 5.8% in 2017 reaching NT$2,591.6 billion (US$84.1...

China and Taiwan fabs gearing up for next-gen memory production

Feb 21, 10:51

China- and Taiwan-based pure-play foundries are partnering with their fabless clients to fabricate next-generation memory types, such as 3D NAND, MRAM and ReRAM, while memory chipmakers...

Taiwan IC production value rises 8.2% in 2016, say TSIA and IEK

Feb 20, 15:40

Taiwan's IC industry, consisting of designers, manufacturers, packaging and testing houses, generated production value of NT$2,449.3 billion (US$79.5 billion) in 2016, increasing...

Walton net profits surge in 2016

Feb 20, 14:29

Memory-IC backend specialist Walton Advanced Engineering has reported net profits for the fourth quarter of 2016 hiked almost 200% sequentially to NT$317 million (US$10.3 million),...

Intel continues to drive semiconductor industry R&D spending, says IC Insights

Feb 17, 14:04

Intel continued to top all other chip companies in R&D expenditures in 2016 with spending reaching US$12.7 billion, according to IC Insights. Intel's R&D spending represented...

MStar co-founder joints Tsinghua Unigroup, says report

Newswatch - Feb 16, 22:27

Steve Yang, co-founder of MStar Semiconductor, has been hired by Tsinghua Unigroup to lead Yangtze River Storage Technology's R&D teams, according to a Chinese-language Economic...

Global 4Q16 mobile DRAM revenues surge 20%, says DRAMeXchange

Feb 16, 22:17

Global sales of mobile DRAM grew about 20% sequentially to US$5.51 billion in the fourth quarter of 2016, thanks to a seasonal pick-up in demand for smartphones, according to DRAMe...

NOR flash prices to rise through end-2017, says Macronix president

Feb 15, 21:51

NOR flash memory prices are set to grow 5-10% in the first quarter of 2017, and will likely rise through the end of the year, according to Macronix International president CY Lu.

Macronix to expand 12-inch fab capacity, says president

Toshiba now willing to sell majority of memory business

Feb 15, 16:38

Toshiba share prices continued to drop on Wednesday as the fallout from the write off of its nuclear energy business in the US continues and the company has now indicated that it...

Global DRAM revenues increase 18% in 4Q16, says DRAMeXchange

Feb 14, 18:25

Sales in the global DRAM market surged 18.2% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2016, driven by a seasonal pick-up in demand for mobile DRAM and rising contract market prices for...

Macronix losses narrow in 2016

Feb 14, 18:11

Taiwan-based Macronix International, a maker of flash and mask ROM memory, saw its losses narrow a substantial 94% from a year earlier in 2016 thanks to growth in sales generated...

Toshiba delays earnings announcement

Feb 14, 16:29

Multiple media reports out of Japan are indicating that Toshiba has surprised investors by delaying the announcement of its quarterly earnings amid fears that the company will report...

Micron ramping up 1Xnm chip production, says executive

Feb 14, 10:49

Micron Technology's wafer plant in Taichung, central Taiwan is scaling up its output of DRAM chips built using 1Xnm process technology, and will have more than half of its total production...

Micron to offload NOR flash business, says report

Stockwatch - Feb 13, 15:13

Micron Technology is reportedly seeking buyers for its NOR flash memory business, as the US memory vendor intends to concentrate its resources in the more-profitable DRAM and 3D NAND...

Micron starts making 1Xnm DRAM in Taiwan, says report

Newswatch - Feb 13, 11:25

Micron Technology's factory site in Taichung, central Taiwan is already producing DRAM chips using 1Xnm process technology, and will have all its production capacity using the newer...

Nanya January revenues down

Feb 10, 15:44

DRAM maker Nanya Technology has reported January consolidated revenues decreased 4.6% on month to NT$4.07 billion (US$131.1 million).

New iPhone to enter production early, say sources

Feb 10, 14:24

Makers in the iPhone supply chain will start delivering parts and components for production of the next-generation iPhone series later in the first quarter of 2017, earlier than the...

Toshiba starts construction of new fab and memory R&D center

Feb 9, 14:56

Toshiba has started construction of a new semiconductor fabrication facility and a memory R&D center at its Yokkaichi operations in Mie (Japan), the company's main memory production...

PTI reports revenues down in January 2017

Stockwatch - Feb 8, 15:51

Packaging and testing company Powertech Technology (PTI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.389 billion for January 2017, representing a 4.33% drop on month but a 14.67% increase...

SK Hynix joins bid for Toshiba flash business

Feb 8, 12:27

SK Hynix has thrown its hat in the ring to bid for a stake in flash memory maker Toshiba.

Winbond to roll out in-house developed DRAM technologies

Feb 8, 10:50

Winbond Electronics has been engaged in the development of 3Xnm and 2Xnm DRAM technologies, which will start to bear fruit in the second half of 2017.

Winbond president Tung-Yi Chan

Winbond January revenues down, Macronix up

Feb 7, 21:52

Winbond Electronics' consolidated revenues fell about 2% sequentially and 1% on year to NT$3.42 billion (US$110 million) in January 2017, while Macronix International's revenues increased...

Annual silicon volume shipments remain at record highs

Feb 7, 14:03

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased 3% in 2016 when compared to 2015 area shipments, while silicon revenues increased by 1% on year, according to SEMI.

Adata January revenues increase

Feb 7, 11:06

Memory module firm Adata Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$2.51 billion (US$81.2 million) for January 2017, up 10.7% on month and 37.5% on year.

Testing company Sigurd likely to post 10% revenue growth in 2017

Feb 7, 11:00

IC testing company Sigurd Microelectronics' revenues for 2017 are expected to increase 10% on year to set a new record high, according to market watchers.

Winbond to spend NT$1.14 billion on equipment

Stockwatch - Feb 6, 13:31

Taiwan-based Winbond Electronics, a provider of specialty DRAM and NOR flash memory, has announced plans to budget an additional capex of NT$1.139 billion (US$36.9 million) for buying...

DRAM spot prices hit 18-month high, says DRAMeXchange

Feb 3, 15:54

DRAM spot market prices have risen to an 18-month high, with prices for 4Gb DDR4 chips reaching US$3.347, according to DRAMeXchange.

Global semiconductor sales climb to record US$339 billion in 2016, says SIA

Feb 3, 14:00

The global semiconductor industry posted sales of US$338.9 billion in 2016, the highest-ever annual sales, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).

Walton to post up to 5% revenue decrease in 1Q17, says report

Stockwatch - Feb 3, 13:59

Memory-IC backend specialist Walton Advanced Engineering is expected to see its first-quarter revenues buck their typical seasonal patterns, thanks to a ramp-up of orders placed by...

Global Unichip rolls out ASIC solutions for SSD

Feb 2, 15:18

Taiwan-based Global Unichip, a fabless ASIC design house, has rolled out its complete portfolio of solid state drive (SSD) ASIC solutions that cover application-specific front end...

Panasonic, UMC team up for 40nm ReRAM

Feb 2, 14:54

Panasonic Semiconductor Solutions (PSCS) announced recently it had reached an agreement with pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) on the joint development of mass production...

China MIC 2025 results for ICs likely to fall short of its goals, says IC Insights

Feb 2, 13:33

China's government has a long-term goal to become self-sufficient with regards to IC devices. Its "Made in China 2025" (MIC 2025) plan was published by the China State Council...

Samsung and Apple remain top global semiconductor customers, says Gartner

Feb 2, 10:43

Samsung Electronics and Apple remained the top-two semiconductor chip buyers in 2016, representing 18.2% of the total worldwide market, according to Gartner. Samsung and Apple together...

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    Samsung Electronics has unveiled removable memory cards based on the JEDEC Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 1.0 Card Extension Standard for use in high-resolution mobile shooting devices...

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    Samsung Electronics has begun mass producing NVM Express (NVMe) PCIe solid state drive (SSD) in a single ball grid array (BGA) package for next-generation PCs and ultra-slim notebook...

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    Winbond Electronics has announced an expansion of its flash product portfolio with the introduction of a family of stackable SpiFlash memory devices. The new SpiStack W25M Series...

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    Samsung PM1633a SSD

    Samsung Electronics has announced the PM1633a, a 15.36 terabyte (TB) drive. First revealed at the 2015 Flash Memory Summit in August, the 15.36TB SSD is based on a 12Gb/s Serial...

    Photo: Company, Mar 14.

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    Samsung PRO Plus 128GB microSD cards

    Samsung Electronics has unveiled its PRO Plus 128GB microSD card series, which is built with company's MLC NAND flash solution. With the introduction of its new 128GB microSD card,...

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