Winbond, Macronix January revenues rise on year
Feb 5, 16:31
Non-PC memory chipmakers Winbond Electronics and Macronix International have reported on-year increases in consolidated revenues for January 2016 of 1.2% and 7.3%, respectively.
KYEC reports increased January revenues
Feb 4, 21:29
IC testing house King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$1.43 billion (US$43.2 million) for January 2016, up 1% sequentially and 2.5% on year.
Inotera announces execution of share swap deal with Micron
Feb 4, 12:40
Inotera Memories has announced the signing of a definitive agreement to conduct a share swap transaction with Micron Semiconductor Taiwan (MST). After closing of the transaction, Inotera will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Micron Technology, and will delist from the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).
PTI nets NT$5.20 per share for 2015
Stockwatch - Feb 3, 12:26
Memory backend specialist Powertech Technology (PTI) has reported net profits of NT$5.04 billion (US$150.4 million) for 2015, up 13.9% on year and hitting the highest levels in five years. EPS for 2015 came to NT$5.20 compared with NT$4.24 a year earlier.
Tsinghua Unigroup to build own DRAM fab, says report
Feb 2, 12:14
China's state-backed Tsinghua Unigroup reportedly plans to build its own DRAM fab and invite Micron Technology to be a shareholder of the fab, according to a report by Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA), which cited market rumors.
Winbond nets NT$0.90 per share for 2015
Feb 1, 10:14
Winbond Electronics, a memory chipmaker specializing in specialty DRAM and NOR flash chips, has reported Net EPS for 2015 climbed to a 5-year high of NT$0.90 (US$0.03).
Silicon Motion 4Q15 revenues hit record high
Newswatch - Feb 1, 10:09
Silicon Motion saw its revenues grow 3% sequentially to a record high of US$98.04 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, while net income (non-GAAP) decreased to US$19.68 million or $0.55 per diluted ADS from a net income of $20 million or $0.57 per diluted ADS a quarter earlier.
Macronix posts another year of losses
Jan 28, 21:00
Macronix International, which specializes in the manufacture of NOR flash and mask ROM memory chips, has reported net losses of NT$4.19 billion (US$124.7 million) for 2015. Losses for the year, however, improved from the losses of NT$6.45 billion posted for 2014.
Global 2016 IC market to rise 4%, says IC Insights
Jan 26, 15:38
Market research firm IC Insights has forecast that the global IC market will log a 4% increase in 2016, and fab capacity utilization rates will range from 90% to 93% with 12-inch fab capacity utilization rates coming higher at about 95%.
SK Hynix reports revenue and profit growth for 2015
Jan 26, 15:01
SK Hynix has announced consolidated revenues for 2015 increased 10% to KRW18.8 trillion (US$558.9 million) while operating profits grew 4% to KRW5.3 trillion. Net profits for the year came to KRW4.3 trillion, up 3% from 2014 levels.
Samsung announces mass production of 4GB HBM2 DRAM
Jan 21, 10:56
Samsung Electronics has begun mass production of 4GB DRAM package based on the second-generation high-bandwidth memory (HBM2) interface for use in high-performance computing (HPC), advanced graphics and network systems, as well as enterprise servers, according to the company.
Winbond orders equipment from UIS
Stockwatch - Jan 21, 10:24
Specialty memory specialist Winbond Electronics has purchased a batch of machinery and engineering equipment from cleanroom constructor United Information Systems (UIS) for about NT$1.1 billion (US$32.9 million), according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).
PTI shareholders approve planned investment from Tsinghua Unigroup
Jan 15, 14:28
Shareholders of Powertech Technology (PTI), a Taiwan-based memory backend specialist, have approved a private placement plan to raise additional capital at a provisional meeting on January 15. The plan is to introduce China's state-owned Tsinghua Unigroup as the largest shareholder of the company.
Kingston to buy NT$3 billion worth of Nanya shares, says report
Jan 13, 22:09
Memory module vendor Kingston Technology has subscribed to NT$3 billion (US$89.8 million) worth of new shares released by DRAM chipmaker Nanya Technology through a private placement, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.
Phison reports record 2015 revenues
Stockwatch - Jan 12, 11:06
NAND flash device controller supplier Phison Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$37.18 billion (US$1.12 billion) for 2015, up 12.4% on year and hitting a record high.
Transcend reports decreased December revenues
Stockwatch - Jan 11, 15:47
Memory module maker Transcend Information has reported revenues of NT$2.15 billion (US$64.3 million) for December 2015, down 7.5% on month and 2.9% on year.
Winbond December revenues fall 5%
Jan 11, 10:39
Specialty memory specialist Winbond Electronics has announced consolidated revenues of NT$3.15 billion (US$94.1 million) for December 2015, down 4.9% sequentially but up 0.3% on year.
Worldwide semiconductor revenues decline 1.9% in 2015, says Gartner
Jan 8, 15:16
Worldwide semiconductor revenues totaled US$333.7 billion in 2015, a 1.9% decrease from 2014 revenues of US$340.3 billion, according to Gartner. The top-25 semiconductor vendors' combined revenues increased 0.2%, which was more than the overall industry's growth. The top 25 vendors accounted for 73.2%...
Macronix posts 7% revenue decrease in 2015
Jan 7, 15:10
Macronix International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$20.93 billion (US$628 million) for 2015, representing a 6.6% decrease compared with the NT$22.41 billion posted for 2014.
Adata revenues up sequentially in December
Newswatch - Jan 6, 22:18
Memory module maker Adata Technology has reported revenues of NT$1.829 billion (US$54.96 million) for December 2015, up 6.68% on month but down 22.96% on year.
Micron president to resign
Jan 5, 10:51
Micron Technology has announced that company president Mark Adams will resign for personal health reasons. He will remain with the company until February 1, 2016, to support the transition.
Nanya Technology to issue 320 million new shares at discount
Newswatch - Dec 24, 15:44
Nanya Technology has set the price of 320 million new shares to be released soon at NT$36.50 (US$1.11) per unit. The price represents a discount of 26.34% compared to the company's closing price of NT$49.55 on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) on December 24.
Inotera orders equipment from Applied Materials
Stockwatch - Dec 23, 11:06
DRAM maker Inotera Memories has purchased a batch of production equipment from Applied Materials for around NT$734 million (US$22.3 million), according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).
Nanya fundraiser reportedly to attract Kingston, Adata, says paper
Stockwatch - Dec 21, 16:02
Memory module firms Kingston Technology and Adata Technology are looking to participate in DRAM maker Nanya Technology's upcoming capital increment plan, according to a recent Chinese-language Liberty Times report. Nanya will issue up to 320 million ordinary shares to raise cash.
Commentary: Is Micron investment in Inotera a good buy?
Dec 18, 11:04
Micron Technology has offered a deal to make Taiwan-based Inotera Memories a wholly-own subsidiary. Micron, which holds a 33% stake in Inotera, is offering to buy the remaining outstanding shares of the local DRAM maker for NT$130 billion (US$3.96 billion).
Semiconductor equipment sales to slip in 2015, says SEMI
Dec 15, 16:13
Worldwide sales of new semiconductor manufacturing equipment will decrease 0.6% to US$37.3 billion in 2015, according to SEMI. But in 2016, nominal positive growth is expected resulting in a global market increase of 1.4%.
Nanya to invest up to NT$31.5 billion in Micron
Dec 14, 23:13
Taiwan-based Nanya Technology has announced plans to invest up to NT$31.5 billion (US$958 million) in Micron Technology to acquire the US firm's equity. The planned investment has been approved by Nanya's board of directors.
Micron to acquire Inotera remaining shares
Dec 14, 16:13
Micron Technology and Inotera Memories have signed an agreement for Micron to acquire Inotera's remaining shares for consideration worth NT$30 (approximately US$0.92) per share, according to the US memory chipmaker.
SEMI cuts forecast for 2015, 2016 fab equipment spending
Dec 9, 20:21
SEMI has lowered its forecast for the global 2015 semiconductor fab equipment spending growth to 0.5% from the 5% estimated previously. The industry association also revised downward its growth projection for 2016 fab equipment spending to 2.6% from 6.6%.
Winbond November revenues up on year
Dec 8, 10:59
Winbond Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.31 billion (US$100.6 million) for November 2015, down 2.3% on month but up 2.6% on year.
Global semiconductor sales increase in October, says SIA
Dec 7, 11:14
Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$29.0 billion for the month of October 2015, 1.9% higher than the previous month's total of US$28.4 billion and 2.5% lower than the October 2014 total of US$29.7 billion, according to SIA. The Americas market posted 3.9% growth compared to last month, leading...
Inotera orders NT$2.55 billion of equipment
Stockwatch - Dec 4, 11:12
Inotera Memories recently announced two separate equipment purchases from KLA-Tencor and Tokyo Electron totaling about NT$2.55 billion (US$77.8 million).
IDM IC sales growth likely to outpace fabless in 2015, says IC Insights
Dec 4, 10:56
In 2010, for the first and only time on record thus far, IDM semiconductor sales growth (35%) outpaced fabless semiconductor company sales growth (29%), according to IC Insights. Since very few fabless semiconductor suppliers participate in the memory market, the fabless suppliers did not receive much...