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China foundries striving for more dummy wafer supplies

Jun 26, 15:14

China-based logic IC and memory foundries including Nexchip Semiconductor and Rui-Li (transliterated from Chinese) Integrated Circuit have offered 20% higher prices than what their bigger rivals offer in order to secure more supplies of "dummy" or test wafers particularly 12-inch ones, according to...

China foundries demanding more 12-inch test wafers

Foxconn chairman still expects 50% chance of getting Toshiba semiconductor business

Jun 23, 16:25

Commenting on Toshiba's decision that it will put its negotiation priority for the sale of its semiconductor department on the alliance of Japan- and US-based enterprises, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) chairman Terry Gou has pointed out that the move is only temporary and the competition...

NOR flash prices to rise 20% in 3Q17, says DRAMeXchange

Jun 22, 16:11

Increasing demand for AMOLED panels from brand-name smartphone vendors and the industry's rising output for TDDI (touch with display driver) solutions have propelled the NOR flash market growth recently, according to DRAMeXchange. The global production capacity of NOR flash has come to just 88,000...

WD comments on Toshiba bid on flash JV

Jun 21, 20:38

Western Digital has issued a statement regarding Toshiba's selection of a consortium led by Korea-based SK Hynix and Bain Capital Japan, with funding provided by the government in Japan, Innovation Network Corporation of Japan and Development Bank of Japan, as the preferred bidder regarding the sale...

Toshiba names preferred bidder for memory-chip business sale

Jun 21, 16:00

Toshiba announced on June 21 that its board of directors had resolved to select the consortium of Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, Bain Capital Private Equity and Development Bank of Japan as the preferred bidder in respect to the sale of Toshiba Memory.

Nanya sells more Micron shares

Jun 21, 14:36

Nanya Technology has sold an additional six million shares of Micron Technology, with an aim to increase the company's working capital and repay loans, according to company filings with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

Samsung ramps up 64-layer V-NAND memory production

Jun 20, 15:54

Samsung Electronics has begun volume production of 64-layer, 256Gb V-NAND flash memory for use with an expanding line-up of storage solutions for server, PC and mobile applications, according to the company.

Powerchip to restart NOR flash manufacturing

Jun 20, 14:23

Powerchip Technology has restarted its NOR flash production line amid tight supply of the memory.

Handset IC sales to top total personal computing in 2017, says IC Insights

Jun 20, 14:21

The ongoing slump in shipments of standard PCs along with the drop-off in tablets are setting the stage for handset IC sales to finally surpass IC revenues in total personal computing systems in 2017, according to IC Insights.

Nanya sells partial stake in Micron

Jun 16, 15:27

Taiwan-based DRAM chipmaker Nanya Technology has announced the sale of part of its stake in US-based Micron Technology, with an aim to increase the company's working capital and repay loans.

SEMI sees record fab spending for 2017, 2018

Jun 15, 22:45

SEMI has predicted record spending for fab construction and fab equipment in 2017 and 2018. Korea, Taiwan and China will all see large investments, and spending in Europe will also increase significantly.

Winbond to expand 12-inch fab capacity

Jun 14, 20:27

Winbond Electronics plans to expand its 12-inch fab capacity to 48,000 wafers per month by the end of 2017 from the current 44,000 units, according to the memory maker. The monthly capacity will grow further to 53,000 units in 2018.

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Innodisk seeing tight NAND flash chip supply through 4Q17

Jun 13, 17:42

There will be a severe shortage of NAND flash memory chips in the third quarter of 2017, and the tight supply will persist through the fourth quarter, according to Taiwan-based Innodisk, which develops and manufactures industrial-class storage products.

Toppan welcomes partnership with China firms

Jun 13, 15:22

Toppan Printing welcomes the potential for China-based companies to become partners, according to the Japan-based photomask vendor. Toppan is looking to work closely with China-based enterprises or local governments through some form of collaboration such as a joint venture.

Digitimes Research: China striving to raise IC self-sufficiency

Jun 13, 13:29

China is striving to substantially improve the self-sufficiency rate for ICs in the nation. With strong government support, manufacturing capacities at China-based IC foundries and backend firms are set to expand significantly during the period of the country's 13th five-year plan, according to Digitimes...

Transcend May revenues fall to 15-month low

Stockwatch - Jun 12, 16:06

Memory module firm Transcend Information has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.62 billion (US$53.7 million) for May 2017, down 2.5% sequentially and 6.3% on year.

IC distributor Supreme May revenues rise 12%

Jun 9, 10:19

Taiwan-based Supreme Electronics, a major IC distributor for Samsung Electronics, has announced revenues for May 2017 increased 12.4% sequentially and 27% on year to NT$11.19 billion (US$371.5 million).

New Micron president and CEO Sanjay Mehrotra visits Taiwan

Jun 8, 15:47

Sanjay Mehrotra, the newly appointed president and CEO of Micron Technology, commenced an overseas tour of Micron's manufacturing sites after the first month in his new role, with Taiwan being the first stop. At a meeting with President Tsai Ing-wen in Taipei on June 8, Mehrotra emphasized the strategic...

Global semiconductor sales increase 21% in April 2017, says SIA

Jun 7, 21:53

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$31.3 billion for the month of April 2017, an increase of 20.9% from the April 2016 total of US$25.9 billion and 1.3% more than the previous month's total of US$30.9 billion, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).

Winbond, Macronix post revenue growth in May

Jun 7, 21:09

Winbond Electronics and Macronix International have reported sequential increases in May consolidated revenues of 4.5% and 2.1%, respectively.

Nanya May revenues down 5% on-month

Stockwatch - Jun 6, 18:21

DRAM chipmaker Nanya Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$4.12 billion (US$136.7 million) for May 2017, down 4.7% on month but up 42.1% from a year ago.

Apple, Amazon to join Foxconn bid to acquire Toshiba semi unit, says report

Newswatch - Jun 6, 14:19

Apple and Amazon will participate in Foxconn Electronics' bid to acquire Toshiba's semiconductor business, Foxconn chairman Terry Guo told the Japan-based Nikkei Asian Review.

Robust NOR flash demand to boost 3Q17 performance at backend firms

Jun 5, 10:22

Taiwan-based backend service companies including ChipMOS Technologies, Walton Advanced Engineering and Lingsen Precision Industries are expected to post brisk revenue results for the third quarter of 2017 thanks to robust demand for NOR flash memory, according to industry sources.

Global 1Q17 mobile DRAM revenues drop slightly, says DRAMeXchange

Jun 2, 15:58

Global sales of mobile DRAM dropped by a slight 1.7% sequentially to US$5.41 billion in the first quarter of 2017, according to DRAMeXchange. Despite a seasonal slowdown in demand for smartphones, contract prices for mobile DRAM have been rising.

NAND flash contract prices rise 20-25% in 1Q17, says DRAMeXchange

Jun 2, 15:13

The NAND Flash market remained tight in the first quarter of 2017 as it had been in the preceding quarter, according to DRAMeXchange. Despite seasonality, average contract prices for NAND flash chips surged 20-25% sequentially in the first quarter.

Taiwan semiconductor production value to grow 3.5% in 2017

Newswatch - Jun 2, 11:00

The production value of Taiwan's semiconductor industry is expected to amount to NT$2.4 trillion (US$79.74 billion) in 2017, up 3.5% from a year earlier, compared to 7.1% growth projected for the global semiconductor industry, according to the Market Intelligence and Consulting Institute (MIC).

PTI optimistic about memory-dominated packaging

Jun 2, 10:30

The era of memory-dominated packaging technology has arrived, and heterogeneous stacking with memory and logic devices has become a trend, according to DK Tsai, chairman and CEO for Taiwan-based Powertech Technology (PTI).

Fifteen chipmakers to spend more than US$1 billion on capex, says IC Insights

Jun 2, 10:29

There are 15 companies forecast to have semiconductor capital expenditures of more than US$1 billion in 2017, up from 11 in 2016 and only eight in 2013, according to IC Insights.

DRAM market to remain oligopoly over next 3 years, says Nanya president

Jun 1, 15:21

The global DRAM market will remain an oligopoly of three large firms over the next three years, according to Pei-Ing Lee, president for Taiwan-based Nanya Technology.

Nanya president Pei-Ing Lee expects global DRAM industry to remain an oligopoly over the next 3 year

PTI increases stake in Tera Probe to nearly 60%

Jun 1, 15:20

Taiwan-based Powertech Technology (PTI), which has struck a deal with Micron Technology to take up the US vendor's stake in Japan-based wafer testing specialist Tera Probe, has announced the acquisition has completed.

2017 automotive IC market on pace for record year, says IC Insights

May 30, 15:40

Electronic systems that improve vehicle performance; that add comfort and convenience; and that warn, detect, and take corrective measures to keep drivers safe and alert are being added to new cars each year. Consumer demand and government mandates for many of these new systems, along with rising prices...

Hefei Chang Xin keeps low profile but DRAM ambition remains unchanged

May 24, 16:11

Hefei Chang Xin's ambition to grow its DRAM business has seen some progress though the China-based firm has now chosen to keep a low profile. The company has been quietly renamed to Rui-li (transliterated from Chinese) Integrated Circuit, and has asked fab toolmakers to start shipping at the end of...

3S teaming up with Marvell to develop 28nm controller chips

May 23, 22:40

Solid State System (3S) has announced it is teaming up with Marvell to develop DRAM-less SSD controller solutions.

China outpaces Taiwan in IC design, backend industry output value

May 23, 15:38

The output value of both China's IC design and backend industry sectors has already outpaced that of their counterparts in Taiwan. According to the China Semiconductor Industry Association (CSIA), the output value of China's IC design and backend industry sectors came to CNY35.16 billion (US$5.1 billion)...

Phison still eyeing stake in Toshiba chip unit

May 22, 21:51

Phison Electronics originally planned to invest US$500 million in Toshiba's memory chip unit, but the plan has been postponed as Toshiba decided to sell more of the business' stake, according to Khein Seng Pua, chairman for the Taiwan-based memory-device controller supplier.

Global 1Q17 DRAM revenues rise 13.4%, says DRAMeXchange

May 18, 21:43

Sales in the global DRAM market surged 13.4% sequentially to US$14.13 billion in the first quarter of 2017, when PC DRAM contract prices rose 30%, according to DRAMeXchange. The revenues for the quarter were also a record high.

Intel looking to bundle motherboard and memory to promote Kaby Lake

May 18, 15:53

Because of weak demand in the PC DIY market, Intel is considering bundling its Optane memory with motherboards using 200 series chipsets such as Z270, in the PC DIY channel to stimulate demand for the Kaby Lake platform. However, some retailers are pessimistic about the idea since the next-generation...

Adata steps into home robot market

Newswatch - May 18, 11:49

Memory module maker Adata Technology has stepped into the household robot market and unveiled two home robots on May 17. The company plans to take orders for its robotic products from August, with shipments slated for September.

eMemory announces security IP for IoT applications

May 17, 21:46

As Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFs) have become an increasingly popular security technology, eMemory has announced the launch of NeoPUF, which the company claims is a game-changing IP innovation for IoT applications.

Worldwide semiconductor revenues grow 2.6% in 2016, says Gartner

May 16, 22:29

Worldwide semiconductor revenues totaled US$343.5 billion in 2016, a 2.6% increase from 2015 revenues of US$334.9 billion, according to final results calculated by Gartner.

Sumco says new capacity to arrive in 2019

May 15, 21:59

Sumco expects its additional new capacity to come online in 2019 at the earliest, according to the Japan-based silicon wafer vendor, adding that it will enhance and optimize its existing production lines at a gradual pace.

ChipMOS expects revenue growth in 2Q17

May 12, 12:22

ChipMOS Technologies, a backend house targeting the LCD driver IC and memory chip sectors, expects rising sales generated from the LCD driver IC and mixed-signal chip sectors in the second quarter. The company also expressed optimism about demand for niche-market memory and NOR flash chips, which will...

Phison posts NT$6.50 EPS for 1Q17

May 12, 12:14

Memory device controller supplier Phison Electronics has reported net profits increased 38% from a year earlier to NT$1.28 billion (US$42.4 million) in the first quarter of 2017, despite losses incurred from foreign exchange transactions.

Sumco lowering wafer shipments to XMC, say sources

May 11, 11:01

Sumco has reportedly cut its wafer shipments to Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing (XMC), and given priority to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Intel and Micron Technology, according to industry sources.

Infineon rides automotive wave into top-10 semi supplier ranking, IC Insights says

May 9, 14:57

IC Insights has released its list of the world's top-10 semiconductor sales leaders excluding pure-play foundries in the first quarter of 2017. In total, the top-10 semiconductor suppliers represented 56% of the first-quarter 2017 worldwide semiconductor market of US$99.6 billion.

Innodisk sees revenues hit record high in April

Newswatch - May 9, 14:16

Industrial memory module maker Innodisk saw its revenues grow 4.6% on month and 66.3% on year to a record high of NT$546.42 million (US$18.125 million) in April.

Winbond, Macronix April revenues drop on-month

May 8, 23:03

Winbond Electronics and Macronix International have reported sequential decreases in April consolidated revenues of 0.4% and 15%, respectively.

PTI April revenues increase

May 8, 23:00

Packaging and testing company Powertech Technology (PTI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.36 billion (US$144.4 million) for April 2017, up 20.7% on year and 2.1% sequentially.

YMTC 64-layer 3D NAND technology ready for mass production in 2019, says acting chairman

May 8, 15:52

Yangtze River Storage Technology's (YMTC) 64-layer 3D NAND technology will be ready for mass production in 2019, according to Charles Kau, company acting chairman and executive VP of Tsinghua Unigroup.

Charles Kau, executive VP of Tsinghua Unigroup and acting chairman of YMTC

Nanya posts revenue growth in April

May 8, 15:46

DRAM chipmaker Nanya Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.32 billion (US$143.2 million) for April 2017, up 45.1% on year and about 3% sequentially.

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