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Digitimes Research: Price pressure on DRAM chips to ease in 4Q14

Oct 17, 14:06

Global DRAM bit demand growth will be higher that of bit supply growth in the fourth quarter of 2014, easing pressure on the prices of DRAM chips in the quarter, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: Penetration rate of SSD applications to expand significantly in 2015

Oct 14, 15:54

Support for PCIe technology and the adoption of triple-level cell (TLC) NAND to reduce costs are the major focuses in the development of SSD controller chips in 2014. The penetration rate of SSD applications is expected to experience vigorous growth in 2015 thanks to the reduction of related costs...

Inotera posts gains in September revenues

Stockwatch - Oct 13, 15:42

Inotera has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.793 billion (US$226.43 million) for September 2014, representing a 1.2% increase on month and 13.66% increase on year.

Nanya September revenues drop almost 5% on month

Stockwatch - Oct 13, 15:38

Nanya has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.241 billion (US$141.36 million) for September 2014, representing a 4.85% drop on month and 1.73% increase on year.

Transcend reports flat performance for September

Oct 9, 11:37

Memory module maker Transcend Information has reported revenues of NT$2.13 billion (US$70 million) for September, up slightly from NT$2.12 billion of the previous month but down 6.4% from a year earlier.

Winbond reports increased revenues for September

Stockwatch - Oct 8, 15:36

Winbond has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.329 billion (US$111 million) for September 2014, representing a 1.97% increase on month and 25.62% increase on year.

Strong shipments to gaming sector shore up Macronix revenues, says paper

Newswatch - Oct 8, 13:55

Brisk sales of Nintendo's 3DS-series and Wii U gaming machines helped boost Macronix International's shipments of ROM chips in September, pushing up its revenues for the month, according to a Chinese-language Liberty Times report.

Phison, Silicon Motion land SSD controller orders from Toshiba, Lite-On

Oct 7, 22:18

NAND flash controller IC vendors Phison Electronics and Silicon Motion Technology have reportedly landed SSD controller chip orders from Toshiba and Lite-On Technology, respectively, according to industry sources.

Macronix reports strong growth for September

Newswatch - Oct 7, 15:17

Macronix International has announced its unaudited consolidated net sales for September 2014 were NT$2.897 billion (US$96.6 million), an increase of 47.3% from the previous month of NT$1.967 billion. Compared to the same period of NT$2.378 billion in 2013, the consolidated net sales of September this...

China-based foundry house XMC ties up with Spansion to develop 3D NAND flash chips

Oct 1, 13:56

China-based 12-inch wafer foundry house XMC reportedly has teamed up with Spansion to jointly develop and produce 3D NAND flash chips, with trial production to begin in 2016 and volume production in 2017, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Bit demand for non-PC DRAM to grow 38% on year in 2H14

Sep 30, 12:01

Bit demand for non-PC DRAM, mainly niche mobile DRAM and server-use DRAM, will increase 38% on year in the second half of 2014, much higher than 2.7% for standard DRAM, according to Digitimes Research.

China market: SSD prices drop sharply, say memory module makers

Sep 26, 10:47

SSD (solid-state drive) prices in the China market have drastically fallen, with prices for a 128GB model dropping to US$50-55 and those for a 256GB model to below US$100, according to Taiwan-based memory module makers.

Xian SinoChip reportedly uses Powerchip foundry services

Sep 23, 12:27

China-based Xian SinoChip Semiconductors, a memory and digital SoC design and testing service company, reportedly has outsourced its wafer production to Powerchip Technology using a 38nm process, according to industry sources.

Silicon Motion announces single-channel UHS-II SD card controller solution

Sep 22, 12:03

Silicon Motion Technology has introduced the SM2704 single-channel UHS-II SD card controller solution. The SM2704 supports the highest-level SD card standards: UHS-II bus interface and UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) featuring a maximum data read speed of up to 280MB/s and a maximum data write speed of up to...

Spansion inks cross licensing agreement with Winbond

Sep 19, 10:34

Spansion has announced the signing of a cross-license agreement with Winbond Electronics, allowing both companies access to each other's flash memory patent portfolio.

Digitimes Research: Mobile DRAM bit growth rate to top 37.5% in 2H14

Sep 18, 13:59

The bit growth of mobile DRAM is expected to expand 37.5% on year in the second half of 2014, buoyed by a 30% annual growth in smartphone shipments as well as rising demand for mobile DRAM chips from the tablet sector, according to Digitimes Research.

DRAM industry profits to stabilize in 2015 as Korea-based makers slow capacity ramps, says DRAMeXchange

Newswatch - Sep 10, 15:15

Construction of Samsung Electronics' and SK Hynix's new fabrication plants will not be finished until 2015, with manufacturing capacity for the coming year still under planning, according to DRAMeXchange.

Inotera, Nanya post revenue gains for August

Newswatch - Sep 10, 14:24

DRAM chipmakers Inotera Memories and Nanya Technology both have reported revenue gains for August as compared to a month earlier and a year earlier.

Winbond sees August revenues drop 2.19% on month

Stockwatch - Sep 9, 15:48

Winbond has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.265 billion (US$108.83 million) for August 2014, representing a 2.19% drop on month and 16.42% increase on year.

Macronix sees on-month increase in August revenues

Sep 9, 14:56

Macronix International has announced thatg its unaudited consolidated revenues for August 2014 came to NT$1.967 billion (US$65.57 million), rising 7.7% from the previous month of NT$1.827 billion.

Digitimes Research: Bit-growth of DRAM chips lower in 2014 on weak PC demand

Sep 2, 14:21

Although global notebook shipments are seeing less impact from tablets, PC shipments in the second half of 2014 are still expected to suffer an on-year drop, which will cause DRAM module shipments to drop 20% on year in 2014, according to Digitimes Research.

Eon reportedly to team up with China Sigma to develop NAND flash chips

Sep 1, 13:22

Taiwan-based flash chip supplier Eon Silicon Solution reportedly will team up with China Sigma to form a NAND flash joint venture in China, according to industry sources.

DRAM market oligopoly to face challenges in 2015 as makers expand capacity, says DRAMeXchange

Aug 28, 16:09

An increasing number of DRAM makers are planning to expand their capacity in the fourth quarter of 2014 as DRAM market supply tightens, while bit supply could grow nearly 30% in 2015 following recent decreases in die size and capacity adjustments. As a result, the industry's oligolopy structure could...

Allied Telesis to cease imports of Spansion devices alleged of infringement

Aug 27, 15:07

Japan-based Allied Telesis has agreed to a consent order to cease all US imports of products containing Spansion devices alleged of patent infringement, according to a statement from Macronix International.

InnoDisk releases new series of industrial SSDs

Aug 27, 11:57

NAND flash provider InnoDisk has unveiled a new 3MG2-P series of high-performance industrial SSDs. Available in standard 2.5-inch SATA III as well as SATA Slim formats, the 3MG2-P series uses a custom new ID201 controller, synchronous NAND flash and 19nm manufacturing process to produce high sequential...

IC packaging material distributor Niching looks to 5-10% sequential revenue growth in 3Q14

Aug 25, 13:38

IC packaging material and tool distributor Niching Industrial is expected to see its revenues grow 5-10% sequentially in the third quarter of 2014, buoyed by rising capacity utilization rates at IC testing/packaging service companies, according to industry sources.

Peripheral chip makers preparing inventories for 100 million new iPhones

Aug 22, 15:20

Peripheral chip suppliers for the next-generation iPhone reportedly are preparing to build up combined inventories of related ICs equivalent for the production of 100 million units in the second half of 2014, according to industry sources.

Samsung to produce DRAM chips at Line-17 fab, causes concerns of oversupply

Aug 21, 13:37

The DRAM and NAND flash chip markets are on alert with spot DRAM prices making a downward correction that could upset contract quotes for September 2014. Prices of NAND flash remain at a standstill despite a built-up of inventory by Apple, according to industry sources.

SPIL to take over idle ProMOS 12-inch fab for NT$6.4 billion

Aug 19, 22:06

Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has won the bid to take over the idle 12-inch fab of ProMOS Technologies for NT$6.4 billion (US$213.62 million). SPIL will use the fab to develop its high-end 2.5D/3D IC testing/packaging technologies.

Phison reports strong earnings for 1H14

Newswatch - Aug 14, 12:02

NAND flash controller chipmaker Phison Electronics has reported net profits of NT$1.54 billion (US$51.32 million) or NT$8.51 per share on revenues of NT$15.79 billion for the first half of 2014.

Digitimes Research: South Korea 2Q14 memory production value hits record

Aug 12, 20:23

Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix posted total production value of KRW10.73 trillion (US$10.41 billion) for DRAM and NAND flash in the second quarter of 2014, the highest quarterly figures on record, according to Digitimes Research.

Silicon Motion launches new SATA 6Gb/s SSD controller chip

Aug 8, 12:04

Silicon Motion Technology has introduced its latest SATA 6Gb/s SSD controller solution, the SM2256, supporting 1Xnm triple-level cell (TLC) NAND from all major NAND suppliers.

Inotera revenues stay flat in July

Aug 7, 15:13

Inotera Memories has reported revenues of NT$6.87 billion (US$228.85 million) for July, down 1.3% sequentially but up 27.2% on year. For the first seven months, revenues totaled NT$48.54 billion, increasing 81.3% from a year earlier.

DRAM contract quotes rise 4.92% on average in 2H July, says DRAMeXchange

Newswatch - Aug 5, 14:41

Contract quotes for 4GB DDR3 modules averaged US$32 in the second half of July, a 4.92% increase compared to the same period a month ago, while the highest contract prices rose 6.45% to US$33, according to DRAMeXchange.

Taiwan-based IC design houses to land more eMMC controller orders in 2H14

Aug 4, 15:21

Taiwan-based eMMC controller suppliers are expected to land more windfall orders or cooperation projects from leading eMMC players, including Samsung Electronics, Micron Technology, SK hynix and SanDisk, according to industry sources.

Silicon Motion looks to 15-20% sequential revenue growth in 3Q14

Aug 1, 11:33

Silicon Motion Technology expects its revenues to increase 15-20% sequentially in the third quarter of 2014, from US$69.41 million a quarter earlier. Third-quarter gross margin will stay at 50-52% compared to 52.2% in the previous quarter.

Macronix to start 8-inch OEM wafer business

Jul 31, 15:04

NOR flash supplier Macronix International plans to cash in on the tight production at 8-inch fabs by starting an 8-inch OEM wafer business, according to company president CY Lu. The company currently focuses on production of NOR flash, NAND flash and ROM chips.

Macronix president CY LU

Inotera, Nanya Technology report strong earnings for 2Q14

Jul 30, 11:18

Inotera Memories and Nanya Technology both have reported strong earnings for the second quarter of 2014 and expect sales and gross margin to continue moving upwards in the third quarter due to rising DRAM chip prices amid tight supply, according to industry sources.

Phison reports strong earnings for 1H14

Newswatch - Jul 29, 20:00

NAND flash controller chipmaker Phison Electronics has reported pre-tax profits of NT$1.86 billion (US$62.08 million) on revenues of NT$15.79 billion for the first half of 2014.

Macronix reportedly lands large-volume ROM orders from Nintendo

Jul 28, 11:36

NOR flash supplier Macronix International is expected to see its sales gain momentum in the third quarter of 2014, buoyed by increasing orders for ROM chips from Nintendo, according to industry sources.

PTI reports EPS NT$1.96 for 1H14

Newswatch - Jul 25, 11:25

Memory backend service company Powertech Technology (PTI) has reported net profits of NT$2.09 billion (US$69.69 million) for the first half of 2014, translating into an EPS of NT$1.96 for the six-month period.

ChipMOS lands 15nm MLC NAND flash backend orders from Toshiba, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 18, 15:03

IC testing and packaging company ChipMOS Technologies has landed backend orders for 15nm MLC NAND flash chips from Toshiba, with volume production to begin in the third quarter of 2014, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Global DRAM module sales grow 32% to US$7.3 billion in 2013, says DRAMeXchange

Newswatch - Jul 18, 14:08

Global DRAM module sales totaled US$7.3 billion in 2013, up 32% from US$5.5 billion a year earlier, buoyed by rising standard DRAM chip prices, a booming spot market, and rising ratio of contract sales, according to DRAMeXchange.

DRAM chip prices likely to hike 10% in July

Jul 16, 14:54

DRAM chip prices are likely to hike at least 10% in July, reflecting tight supply in the market, according to industry sources.

SanDisk ties up with Rockchip to promote iNAND solutions

Jul 16, 11:42

SanDisk has teamed up with Rockchip Electronics to promote its eMMC solutions, the iNAND family products, in China taking Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix on directly, according to industry sources.

VIS revenues grow in June, 2Q14

Jul 10, 14:34

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has announced revenues of NT$1.99 billion (US$66.55 million) for June, up 2.7% sequentially and 7.8% on year.

Transcend, Adata post mixed results for June

Jul 9, 11:21

Memory module maker Transcend Information has reported revenues of NT$2.2 billion (US$73.56 million) for June, down 4% sequentially and 6.4% on year. For the first half of 2014, revenues amounted to NT$13.45 billion, edging up 3.5% from a year earlier.

Winbond obtains new loans for capacity ramp

Newswatch - Jul 8, 19:30

Winbond Electronics has signed a five-year NT$9 billion (US$300.71 million) syndicated loan agreement with a banking consortium led by Chinatrust Commercial Bank, according to the company.

Supplies of DRAM and NAND flash chips to fall short of demand in 2H14

Jul 8, 15:07

Supplies of DRAM and NAND flash chips are likely to fall short of demand in the second half of 2014, which will further push up spot and contract quotes of related memory chips in the latter half of the year, according to industry sources.

KYEC June, 2Q14 revenues hit new highs

Newswatch - Jul 7, 12:46

IC backend service company King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) saw its revenues gain 3.4% on month and 11.2% on year to a record high of NT$1.44 billion (US$48.19 million) in June.

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