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IC Insights raises 2017 IC market forecast to 22% growth

6h 27min ago

IC Insights has raised its IC market growth rate forecast for 2017 to 22%, up 6pp from its previous estimate of 16% growth.

Kingston marks 30th anniversary

Oct 18, 16:05

Founded on October 17, 1987, US-based Kingston Technology has just marked its 30th founding anniversary in a capacity as the world's largest independent maker of DRAM modules. Its...

Adata pre-tax profits hike 110% in 3Q17

Oct 18, 14:45

Memory module firm Adata Technology has reported pre-tax profits of NT$835 million (US$27.7 million) for the third quarter of 2017, up a robust 110% sequentially, while operating...

Nanya net profits rise 32% in 3Q17

Oct 18, 14:35

DRAM chipmaker Nanya Technology has reported net profits of NT$8.57 billion (US$283.9 million) for the third quarter of 2017, up 32.1% sequentially, while consolidated revenues increased...

Nanya ramping 20nm process output

Oct 18, 14:15

Nanya Technology has started volume shipments of 20nm 4Gb DDR3 chips, and is scheduled to enter mass production of 20nm 8Gb DDR4 chips in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to...

Pei-Ing Lee, president for Nanya

SEMI forecasts record silicon wafer shipments

Oct 17, 15:01

Worldwide shipments of polished and epitaxial silicon wafers are forecast to total 11.448 billion square inches in 2017, exceeding the market high set in 2016, according to SEMI.

Toshiba discloses further investment in 3D NAND flash facility

Oct 16, 15:37

Toshiba announced recently its board of directors had approved a further investment by Toshiba Memory in production equipment for Fab 6 at its Yokkaichi operations in Mie (Japan).

Toshiba reportedly suspends NAND flash production in Japan

Oct 16, 12:37

Toshiba recently suspended NAND flash production at its Japan facilities for a few weeks due to ransomware attacks on its computer network, according to sources at channel distributors...

Samsung vice chairman Oh-Hyun Kwon to resign

Oct 16, 11:05

Samsung Electronics has announced vice chairman Oh-Hyun Kwon plans to resign as the head of the company's device solutions business and will not seek re-election as a member of the...

Gartner raises 2017 chip market growth forecast again

Oct 13, 10:56

Worldwide semiconductor revenues are forecast to reach US$411.1 billion in 2017, an increase of 19.7% from 2016, according to Gartner. This represents the strongest growth since the...

Mobile DRAM prices to rise 10-15% in 4Q17, says DRAMeXchange

Oct 13, 10:49

Average prices for mobile (LPDDR) DRAM products are expected to rise 10-15% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to DRAMeXchange. Major suppliers have intentionally...

Global semiconductor sales increase 4% in August, says SIA

Oct 12, 10:52

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$35 billion for the month of August 2017, an increase of 4% compared to the previous month's total of US$33.6 billion and a 23.9% jump...

Winbond revenues up in September

Oct 11, 16:59

Winbond Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.316 billion (US$142.75 million) for September 2017, representing a 1.91% increase on month and 18.84% increase on yea...

Macronix revenues soar 46.5% in September

Oct 6, 15:58

Macronix International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.15 billion (US$136.68 million) for September 2017, representing a 20.68% increase on month and 46.52% increase on...

Nanya revenues rise 32.8% in September

Oct 6, 15:57

Nanya Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.644 billion (US$152.95 million) for September 2017, representing a 6.71% increase on month and 32.83% increase on year.

Plant construction geared up at major China memory bases

Oct 2, 16:05

China's three major memory production bases, Wuhan, Fujiang and Hefei, are seeing construction of DRAM and NAND flash manufacturing plants moving into high gear, with the No. 1 plant...

Yangtze Memory Tech (YMTC) holds a topping-out ceremony for a new plant

Toshiba seals JPY2 trillion deal with Bain group

Sep 29, 11:50

Toshiba announced on September 28 the company had signed a deal to sell its memory-chip business - Toshiba Memory - to a group led by Bain Capital for about JPY2 trillion (US$18 bi...

FATC sells partial stake in Nanya

Sep 28, 10:40

Memory backend house Formosa Advanced Technologies (FATC) has announced the sale of part of its stake in chipmaker Nanya Technology, and expects to recognize a gain of NT$162 million...

NAND flash to reach supply-demand balance in 2018, says DRAMeXchange

Sep 28, 10:39

The global NAND flash market will shift away from undersupply and reach a supply-demand balance in 2018, when supply bit growth is forecast to reach 42.9%, according to DRAMeXchang...

Micron posts revenue and profit growth for fiscal 4Q17

Sep 27, 19:51

Micron Technology has announced revenues for its fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 climbed to a record high of US$6.14 billion, which represented increases of 91% from a year earlier...

DRAM transition to EUV for sub-10nm node remains a financial challenge

Sep 27, 15:59

Major DRAM chipmakers will continue to use multiple patterning exposure techniques for their 1x/1y nodes, but a question mark is still hanging over the prospect of their switch to...

Winbond to break ground on new 12-inch fab in mid-2018

Sep 27, 14:11

Taiwan-based Winbond Electronics, a manufacturer of specialty DRAM and NOR flash memory, expects to break ground on a new 12-inch wafer plant at the Kaohsiung Science Park (KSP),...

Samsung ready to mass produce MRAM chips using 28nm FD-SOI process

Sep 26, 11:32

Samsung Foundry will soon be ready to enter mass production of magnetoresistive random-access memory (MRAM) chips built using 28nm fully depleted silicon-on-insulator (FD-SOI) process...

Beijing, Shanghai IC sectors prospering

Sep 25, 15:30

The flourishing IC industries in Beijing and Shanghai has been pushing forward China's overall IC industry development, enabling the rapid rise of China in the global marketplace...

Robust memory, panel demand to drive Supreme sales growth in 2H17

Sep 22, 12:35

Taiwan-based Supreme Electronics, a major IC distributor for Samsung Electronics, is expected to report strong results for the second half of 2017 driven by rising memory prices and...

Supply of 12-inch silicon wafers to stay tight through 2019

Sep 22, 11:11

The global supply of 12-inch silicon wafers will further tighten over the next two years, when new fabs in China are set to come online, according to industry sources.

12-inch wafer supply to remain tight through 2019

Tokyo Electron optimistic about etching equipment demand for 3D NAND, FinFET

Sep 22, 10:32

Etching equipment demand for the manufacture of 3D NAND flash memory and FinFET chips is expected to grow in 2018 and 2019, according to Tokyo Electron, which expects its share of...

Tokyo Electron eyeing larger share of global etching equipment market

Nanya slashes Micron holdings to 2.55%

Sep 22, 10:28

Nanya Technology has shed more than half its stake in Micron Technology since June 2017, reducing its holdings in the US company to 2.55%.

DRAM bit growth to reach 19.6% in 2018, says DRAMeXchange

Sep 21, 11:01

Global DRAM bit production will grow just 19.6% in 2018, as major suppliers intend to slow down the pace of their capacity expansions and technology migrations for chip price stability,...

Toshiba agrees to sell memory-chip unit to Bain Capital-led consortium

Sep 21, 10:33

Toshiba has agreed to sell its memory-chip business to KK Pangea, a special purpose acquisition company formed by a Bain Capital Private Equity-led consortium. The decision was made...

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.

Intel provides 10nm updates, plan for 10nm FPGA

Sep 20, 10:49

Intel has provided updates for its 10nm process and plans for 10nm FPGAs, as well as the availability of its 64-layer 3D NAND for data center applications. The disclosures were made...

MJC striving for more orders for logic chips from Taiwan

Sep 19, 11:02

Specializing in the manufacture of wafer probe cards for testing DRAM and flash memory chips, Micronics Japan (MJC) has recently put increased focus on its logic IC testing business...

MJC looking to expand probe card business in non-memory fields

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...

Talent counts most in China IC development, says former SMIC CEO

Sep 18, 14:32

The most critical key to achieving a breakthrough in the development of China's semiconductor industry rests with talent, instead of funds, markets or government policy support, according...

Richard Zhang, former CEO of SMIC
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    Samsung Electronics has introduced the industry's first embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) solution for use in next-generation automotive applications. Consisting of 128GB and...

    Photo: Company, Oct 13.

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    Samsung 1Tb V-NAND

    Samsung has announced a 1Tb V-NAND chip that it expects to be available next year. Since first mentioning it in 2013, during unveiling of the industry's first 3D NAND, Samsung has...

    Photo: Company, Aug 11.

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    Micron 9200 Series NVMe SSDs

    Micron Technology has introduced the 9200 Series of NVMe SSDs, the company's latest flagship solid-state storage family. The new Micron 9200 SSD combines the capacity of 3D NAND with...

    Photo: Company, Aug 11.

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    Samsung 8GB HBM2

    Samsung Electronics has increased the production volume of its 8GB high bandwidth memory-2 (HBM2) to meet growing market needs across a wide range of applications including AI, high-performance...

    Photo: Company, Jul 24.

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    Winbond NOR flash for IoT

    Winbond Electronics has announced an expansion of its flash product portfolio with the introduction of its lowest-voltage SpiFlash memories to date. At 1.2 and 1.5V, and in 8-pin...

    Photo: Company, Jun 29.

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