Foundry chipmaker Powerchip developing SoC for IoT
Mar 31, 10:45
Taiwan-based Powerchip Technology is developing a single-chip solution integrating embedded flash memory and ARM-based processors, targeting Internet of Things (IoT), according to industry sources.
Intel, Micron unveil new 3D NAND flash memory
Mar 30, 10:46
Intel and Micron have jointly announced the availability of their 3D NAND technology. This new 3D NAND technology, jointly developed by the companies, stacks layers of data storage cells vertically to create storage devices with three times higher capacity than competing NAND technologies. This enables...
Taiwan semiconductor makers unaffected by water shortages
Mar 20, 16:24
Taiwan-based chipmakers including foundries Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics (UMC), memory maker Inotera Memories, and IC packaging house Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) have said that measures will be taken to make sure their production lines will...
Transcend 2014 profits climb to 5-year high
Mar 16, 21:54
Memory module company Transcend Information has reported a net EPS of NT$8.67 (US$0.27) for 2014, up 16.8% on year and hitting the highest level in five years. The company plans to distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$7.80 for 2014.
National Instrument transforms Taiwan office to independent company
Mar 13, 15:59
National Instrument has announced it has transformed its branch office in Taiwan to become an independent company starting March and expects the company to achieve 20-40% on-year revenues growth in 2015 as its entry into the supply chains of semiconductor packaging and testing players in Taiwan starts...
Nanya to pour NT$40 billion into technology transition
Mar 13, 10:45
DRAM chipmaker Nanya Technology plans to invest a total of NT$40 billion (US$1.3 billion) to transition its production to a 20nm process node, according to company president Charles Kau. The investment will be made over a period of 2-3 years, said Kau.
Winbond intros 2 new high-density flash devices
Mar 12, 22:52
Winbond Electronics has announced an expansion of its flash product portfolio with the introduction of a new family of high-density SpiFlash memories. The new family, the W25N-series, achieves both the high-performance read of NOR flash and the fast program-and-erase attributes of NAND flash in a small...
Micron to expand NAND flash fab in Singapore
Mar 10, 20:34
Micron Technology recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to begin the expansion of its NAND flash memory fabrication facility in Singapore, according to the US memory vendor.
Inotera buys equipment from Hermes Microvision
Stockwatch - Mar 10, 20:22
DRAM chipmaker Inotera Memories has announced the acquisition of a batch of production equipment from Hermes Microvision (HMI) for NT$934.63 million (US$29.7 million).
Transcend revenues fall in February
Stockwatch - Mar 10, 15:30
Transcend Information has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.76 billion (US$5.58 million) for February 2015, representing a 16.56% drop on month and 13.67% drop on year.
Winbond revenues increase on year in February
Stockwatch - Mar 9, 15:24
Winbond Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.041 billion (US$96.25 million) for February 2015, representing a 11% drop on month and 7.96% increase on year.
Nanya revenues drop in February
Stockwatch - Mar 6, 16:33
Nanya Technology Corporation has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.965 billion (US$126.12 million) for February 2015, representing a 0.46% drop on month and 4.67% drop on year.
Macronix reports decreased February revenues
Mar 6, 15:19
Macronix International has announced consolidated revenues of NT$1.42 billion (US$45.1 million) for February 2015, down 9.6% sequentially and 1.2% from a year earlier.
Commentary: Galaxy S6 to bring significant impact on supply chains
Mar 4, 12:07
The launch of the Galaxy S6 may help Samsung Electronics revive its flagging smartphone business thanks to improvements in terms of product design and functionality. And yet, the new Galaxy smartphone may bring significant impact on the upstream supply chains.
Samsung intros 128GB UFS storage for smartphones
Mar 2, 10:37
Samsung Electronics has announced that it is now mass producing 128GB ultra-fast embedded memory based on the Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.0 standard for smartphones. The new embedded memory's UFS 2.0 interface is the most advanced JEDEC-compliant, next-generation flash memory storage specification...
TSMC, MediaTek move up in semiconductor R&D, says IC Insights
Mar 2, 10:33
Pure-play foundry TSMC and fabless chipmaker MediaTek both moved up in IC Insights' 2014 ranking of semiconductor companies by R&D spending. TSMC increased its R&D budget by 15% in 2014 while MediaTek's R&D spending for the year climbed 29%, according to IC Insights.
JEDEC publishes eMMC 5.1 standard
Feb 25, 14:59
JEDEC Solid State Technology Association has announced the publication of JESD84-B51: Embedded MultiMediaCard (eMMC), Electrical Standard (5.1). eMMC v5.1 defines new features and updates for this embedded mass-storage flash memory that is widely used in smartphones and other mobile devices. Intended...
Global mobile DRAM output value rises 4% in 4Q14
Feb 17, 10:58
Output value for the global mobile DRAM industry came to US$3.61 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014, representing a 27.8% of the overall output value for the DRAM industry and a 4.2% increase on quarter, according to DRAMeXchange.
Kingston to increase investment in Phison
Feb 12, 11:05
Phison Electronics, a supplier of NAND flash device controllers, has announced that memory module vendor Kingston Technology will subscribe to 10.4 million shares out of a total of 11.9 million new shares to be released by it through a private placement.
Global 4Q14 DRAM output value rises 8%, says DRAMeXchange
Feb 11, 15:31
Worldwide DRAM output came to US$12.98 billion in value during the fourth quarter of 2014, up 8.2% sequentially, according to DRAMeXchange. Samsung Electronics continued to lead the market with a more than 40% share.
Global NAND flash market rises 2% in 4Q14, says DRAMeXchange
Feb 10, 20:11
The worldwide NAND flash memory market posted revenues of US$8.75 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014, up 2% sequentially, according to DRAMeXchange. Samsung Electronics remained the largest supplier, but its share slid 1.8pp to 27.9%.
Winbond, Macronix post mixed results for January
Feb 9, 11:03
Non-PC memory specialist Winbond Electronics has reported consolidated revenues for January 2015 grew 8.9% sequentially while fellow company Macronix International saw its sales decrease 6.4% sequentially during the month.
PTI reports increased revenues for January
Stockwatch - Feb 5, 21:30
Consolidated sales at Powertech Technology (PTI) increased 0.8% on month and 4.2% on year to NT$3.21 billion (US$101.7 million) in January 2014.
Samsung mass producing high-density ePoP memory for Smartphones
Feb 4, 20:52
Samsung Electronics has announced that the company is mass producing ePoP (embedded package on package) memory, a single memory package consisting of 3GB LPDDR3 DRAM, 32GB eMMC and a controller. For use in high-end smartphones, the extremely-thin ePoP combines all essential memory components into a...
Winbond nets NT$0.83 per share for 2014
Feb 3, 22:19
Winbond Electronics, a memory chipmaker specializing in specialty DRAM and NOR flash chips, saw its fourth-quarter net profits increase 11% sequentially to the highest quarterly level for 2014. Net EPS for the year came to NT$0.83 (US$0.03), compared to the NT$0.06 reported for 2013.
Sony to boost production capacity for stacked CMOS image sensors
Feb 2, 21:53
Sony has announced plans to invest in Sony Semiconductor in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016 in order to increase production capacity for stacked CMOS image sensors. Sony Semiconductor also plans to reorganize and optimize its production sites as it accelerates the shifting of resources to the...