Micron to establish backend site for DRAM in Taiwan
Mar 21, 21:03
Micron Technology has announced that on March 14 it successfully won the auction for Cando assets, which will be utilized in establishing a back-end site for Micron Taiwan. Micron has now completed the title acquisition process for the new site.
Phison posts NT$24.67 EPS for 2016
Mar 20, 21:03
Memory device controller supplier Phison Electronics has reported net profits of NT$4.8 billion (US$157.4 million) for 2016, hitting a record high. EPS for the year reached NT$24.67.
DRAM desinger AP Memory to buy out Zentel
Newswatch - Mar 17, 12:03
Taiwan-based mobile-DRAM design specialist AP Memory Technology has announced plans to acquire the remaining 44.76% share of Zentel Electronics for NT$14.50 (US$0.47) per share. AP Memory previously acquired a 55.24% stake in Zentel also at NT$14.50 per unit through a tender offer launched in September...
Yangtze River Storage 3D NAND flash development on track
Mar 15, 09:54
Yangtze River Storage Technology's (YMTC) development of 3D NAND flash technology is well on track, and equipment for the production of 3D NAND chips will be installed at its fab in the first quarter of 2018, said company CEO Simon Yang.
Micron Taiwan wins bid to buy Cando plant
Mar 15, 09:46
Micron Memory Taiwan, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Micron Technology, has won a bid to take over touch panel maker Cando's plant in Taichung (central Taiwan) and equipment installed at the facility for a total of NT$2.75 billion (US$88.9 million).
China 12-inch fab capacity set to boom
Mar 14, 12:20
With major China-based chipmakers set to build new 12-inch fabs, the overall 12-inch fab capacity in China is expected to peak over the next two to three years.
Transcend posts 2016 EPS of NT$6.69
Mar 10, 10:36
Memory module company Transcend Information has reported net profits fell 10.5% on year to NT$2.88 billion (US$92.8 million) in 2016. EPS for the year came to NT$6.69.
Nanya raises capex for 2017
Mar 9, 22:30
DRAM firm Nanya Technology has disclosed its capex for 2017 will reach NT$34.3 billion (US$1.1 billion), up over 50% from the about NT$22.3 billion allocated for 2016.
Samsung Xian fab output value exceeds SMIC in 2016
Mar 9, 10:30
Samsung Electronics' NAND flash fab in Xian, China generated CNY23.75 billion (US$3.44 billion) in output value in 2016 outpacing the total output value generated by SMIC's fabs estimated at CNY20.22 billion, according to industry source.
Silicon Motion intros new UFS controller family for mobile phones
Mar 9, 10:05
Silicon Motion Technology has announced the launch of its new UFS (Universal Flash Storage) 2.1 controller family, a complete product line supporting UFS HS-Gear3x1L and HS-Gear3x2L, enabling high-performance, high capacity and low power embedded memory for mobile phones.
Adata February revenues rise
Mar 9, 10:02
Memory module firm Adata Technology's revenues hit an about three-year high in February 2017 thanks to rising prices of DRAM and NAND flash memory.
Backend houses ASE, PTI February revenues increase
Mar 7, 22:06
IC packager Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reported consolidated revenues for February 2017 surged 19.5% from a year ago to around NT$21.1 billion (US$681.6 million), while February revenues at memory IC backend specialist Powertech Technology (PTI) climbed 24.1% on year to about NT$4...
Adata posts 2016 EPS of NT$6.21
Stockwatch - Mar 7, 22:03
Memory module maker Adata Technology swung to net profits of NT$1.33 billion (US$43.1 million) in 2016 from losses of NT$44.9 million in 2015. EPS for the most recent year came to NT$6.21.
Winbond becomes Siemens memory supplier
Mar 7, 22:02
Taiwan-based Winbond Electronics, which manufactures specialty DRAM and flash memory, on March 7 announced it has signed a general quality agreement with Siemens for the supply of memory products.
Global January semiconductor sales rise 14%, says SIA
Mar 7, 15:36
Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$30.6 billion for the month of January 2017, an increase of 13.9% compared to the January 2016 total of US$26.9 billion, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
Macronix to slash capex 51%
Mar 7, 15:31
Flash and mask ROM memory chipmaker Macronix International has revealed plans to downsize its capital by 51% to make up for accumulated losses.
Foxconn, TSMC to partner on Toshiba Memory bid, says paper
Newswatch - Mar 7, 11:44
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) have reportedly joined forces in a bid for Toshiba Memory's shares, according to a Chinese-language Liberty Times report.
Foxconn could help Toshiba in ways similar to that for Sharp, says Guo
Mar 3, 16:19
While Toshiba is suffering from financial troubles and looking to sell its memory business, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) chairman Terry Guo has noted that demand for storage will start rising as the 8K resolution era arrives and Foxconn also has such demand and likes to push further...
Samsung recalls faulty 18nm PC DRAM, says report
Newswatch - Mar 2, 11:01
Samsung Electronics in mid-February started to recall certain PC DRAM module series, which PC OEMs found as the cause of blue screens while testing products, according to a report from Taiwan's TechNews.
PTI to deal out cash dividend of NT$4 for 2016
Feb 23, 09:47
Powertech Technology's (PTI) board of directors has adopted a proposal recommending the distribution of a NT$4 (US$0.13) cash dividend per share for 2016, when the company saw its net profits climb to a 6-year high of NT$4.84 billion.
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 billion), according to forecast made by the Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association (TSIA) and Industrial Economics and...
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 are developing the next-generation technologies in-house.
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 8.2% on year, according to data compiled by the Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association (TSIA) and Industrial Economics...
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), which also marked the highest quarterly total.
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 Daily News (EDN) report. Yangtze River Storage is a subsidiary of Tsinghua Unigroup committed to developing...
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 is willing to sell off a majority of its memory business. The company has lost about US$8 billion in market cap since Dec...
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 from all its product lines.
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 losses topping US$6 billion for its nuclear business in the US. The company's share price was down 8% for the day.