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Intel Dalian fab put into operation, says report

Jul 26, 14:34

Intel's 12-inch fab in Dalian has been put into operaton for the manufacture of non-volatile random-access memory (NVRAM) chips, according to a ChinaNews website report.

SK Hynix profits fall

Jul 26, 13:48

SK Hynix has announced consolidated revenues increased 8% sequentially to KRW3.94 trillion (US$3.47 billion) in the second quarter of 2016 thanks to "increased product shipments beyond expectation, courtesy of memory demand recovery." However, due to falling prices of memory chips, SK Hynix'...

Silicon Motion raises 2016 revenue outlook

Jul 25, 10:34

Silicon Motion Technology has revised upward its revenue outlook for 2016 after posting record results for the second quarter.

Fab tool book-to-bill slips

Jul 22, 14:41

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.00 in June, down from 1.09 in May, according to SEMI.

Micron to acquire Cando plant

Jul 21, 22:11

Micron Technology plans to buy touch panel maker Cando's plant in central Taiwan, which will be operated by Powertech Technology (PTI) to provide the US memory vendor packaging and testing services, according to industry sources.

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending to drop 0.7% in 2016, says Gartner

Jul 21, 21:12

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to decrease 0.7% to US$64.3 billion in 2016, according to Gartner. This is up from the estimated 2% decline in Gartner's previous quarterly forecast.

Commentary: Micron losses set to continue

Jul 19, 14:05

Micron Technology has announced that it will continue to suffer losses in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 (June-August 2016), marking three consecutive quarterly losses. The losses are expected to come despite the fact that it has begun producing DRAM chips with a 20nm process, and rivals Samsung...

Toshiba, Western Digital open new flash memory fab in Japan

Jul 18, 10:38

Toshiba and Western Digital have jointly announced the opening of a new fab in Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture, Japan, which will support the conversion of the companies' 2D NAND capacity to 3D NAND.

Micron intros SLC NAND flash for IoT and automotive

Jul 15, 16:02

Micron Technology has announced its newest embedded SLC NAND flash optimized for the next generation of Internet of Things (IoT) and automotive applications. Available with differing interfaces to accommodate design, Micron's second-generation serial (SPI) NAND and fifth-generation parallel SLC NAND,...

MCP product vendor ESMT landing more orders from white-box handset makers, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 15, 11:13

Memory product provider Elite Semiconductor Memory Technology (ESMT) has received more orders for MCP (multi-chip-package) memory products from China-based white-box handset makers for production of feature phones, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Micron likely to soon finalize deal for Inotera

Jul 14, 15:00

Micron Technology executives including CEO Mark Durcan and CFO Ernie Maddock have already arrived in Taiwan raising speculation that the US firm will finalize its planned deal to acquire DRAM firm Inotera Memories as early as tomorrow (July 15).

Inotera buys equipment from Canon

Stockwatch - Jul 13, 11:48

Inotera Memories has announced a purchase of semiconductor equipment from Canon for NT$787 million (US$24.5 million).

Nanya June revenues rise, Inotera fall

Stockwatch - Jul 11, 16:11

DRAM maker Nanya Technology saw its June revenues increase 5.7% sequentially while fellow company Inotera Memories' revenues fell 6.3% on month.

Fujian Jin Hua to break ground for new DRAM fab in mid-July, say reports

Jul 11, 16:00

Fujian Jin Hua Integrated Circuit will break ground for a new 12-inch wafer fab on July 16, according to media reports in China. The facility will be engaged in the manufacture of DRAM products using production technology developed by Taiwan's United Microelectronics (UMC).

Global 2016 semiconductor market to fall 1%, says IC Insights

Jul 11, 10:45

The weak global economy and poor DRAM market conditions have prompted IC Insights to lower its semiconductor market growth forecast for 2016 to negative 1%, according to the market research firm.

Phison posts record 2Q16 revenues

Jul 8, 10:03

Memory device controller supplier Phison Electronics saw its second-quarter revenues climb to a record high of NT$10.46 billion (US$323.4 million).

Winbond, Macronix post mixed June results

Jul 7, 15:34

Non-PC memory specialist Macronix International saw its June revenues decrease 2.3% sequentially while fellow company Winbond Electronics' revenues registered a 1.9% on-month increase.

Adata June revenues rise

Jul 7, 14:37

Memory module maker Adata Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$1.88 billion (US$58.2 million) for June 2016, up 22.6% sequentially and 25.7% on year.

Global semiconductor sales up slightly in May, says SIA

Jul 7, 10:11

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$26.0 billion for the month of May 2016, an increase of 0.4% compared to the previous month's total of US$25.9 billion, but a decrease of 7.7% compared to the May 2015 total of US$28.1 billion, according to SIA.

Macronix selected as key flash supplier for Siemens

Jul 6, 20:15

Macronix International announced on July 6 it has signed an agreement with Siemens to supply flash memory products and solutions. Siemens and Macronix will cooperate to achieve zero defect targets of their respective products, with the partnership starting July 2016.

DRAM contract prices to rise 4-8% in 3Q16, says DRAMeXchange

Jul 5, 16:03

DRAM contract prices, which went unchanged in June, are expected to rise 4-8% in July, according to DRAMeXchange.

Phison set to post another year of record sales, says report

Stockwatch - Jul 4, 16:09

Consolidated revenues at NAND flash device controller supplier Phison Electronics are expected to register another sequential increase in 2016 after climbing to a record NT$37.18 billion (US$1.16 billion) in 2015, according to a recent Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Digitimes Research: China IC production value to rise 15% in 2016

Jul 4, 14:52

China's IC industry production value is forecast to rise 15% to US$66.64 billion in 2016, according to Digitimes Research.

Robust SSD demand to buoy related IC revenues in 3Q16

Jul 1, 16:06

Robust SSD demand will buoy related IC suppliers' revenues in the third quarter of 2016. Companies including Phison Electronics, Silicon Motion Technology and Realtek Semiconductor are expected to post brisk sales for the third quarter, according to industry sources.

Rambus to acquire memory business from Inphi

Jul 1, 14:59

Rambus announced on June 30 it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the memory interconnect business from Inphi for US$90 million in cash. The acquisition includes all assets of Inphi's memory interconnect business including product inventory, customer contracts, supply chain agreements and...

Micron swings to loss in fiscal 3Q16, to cut jobs

Jul 1, 14:27

Micron Technology swung to net losses of US$215 million in the third quarter ended June 2, 2016, from profits of US$491 million a year earlier. Meanwhile, revenues fell 25% on year to US$2.90 billion.

Nanya to deal out cash dividend of NT$2.80 for 2015

Jun 23, 14:46

Shareholders of Nanya Technology have approved the distribution of a NT$2.80 (US$0.09) cash dividend for 2015, according to the DRAM maker.

DRAM prices to stabilize in 2017, says DRAMeXchange

Jun 21, 17:42

DRAM prices will become stable in 2017 as chipmakers implement supply controls, according to DRAMeXchange.

NAND flash supply to fall short in 3Q16, says DRAMeXchange

Jun 21, 14:10

Prices of TLC (triple-level-cell) wafers and spot prices of mainstream memory cards have been on a steady rise for three consecutive months since April 2016. The uptrend will continue as the possibility of the market encountering tight supply in the third quarter becomes more apparent, according to...

Samsung fab outage raises flash supply concerns

Jun 21, 11:23

A recent power outage at Samsung's Xian, China fab has disrupted the company's flash production raising concerns that supply of the memory might fall short of demand in the second half of 2016.

Inotera dismisses report about Micron seeking to lower acquisition price

Jun 21, 11:19

Both Inotera Memories and Nanya Technology have dismissed a report that claims Micron Technology is seeking to lower the acquisition price for Inotera.

PTI says minimal impact from power outage at Xian plant

Stockwatch - Jun 21, 11:14

Packaging and testing company Powertech Technology (PTI) said in a filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) that a power supply disruption at its Xian, China plant will not have a material impact on the facility operations.

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts May 2016 book-to-bill ratio of 1.09, says SEMI

Jun 20, 11:38

The book-to-bill ratio for the North America semiconductor equipment industry stayed above parity for the sixth consecutive month in May 2016, according to industry association SEMI.

Nineteen new fabs and lines to begin construction in 2016-17, says SEMI

Jun 14, 22:26

SEMI has forecast that 19 new fabs and lines will begin construction in 2016 and 2017. While semiconductor fab equipment spending is off to a slow start in 2016, it is expected to gain momentum through the end of the year.

Inotera says deal with Micron proceeding

Jun 14, 10:55

Inotera Memories' deal with Micron Technology continues to proceed despite a delay in closing the transaction, said company chairman Pei-Ing Lee in response to some speculation that the deal might fail.

Micron pushes back closing of Inotera acquisition

Jun 13, 14:47

Micron Technology has disclosed its acquisition of Taiwan-based Inotera Memories, originally scheduled to complete by July, will be delayed.

Memory market conditions to improve in 2H16

Jun 13, 11:04

The memory-IC market conditions are expected to improve in the second half of 2016, thanks to a pick-up in demand for Android and iPhone devices, according to industry sources.

Transcend Information revenues drop in May

Stockwatch - Jun 8, 16:24

Transcend Information has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.73 billion (US$57.34 million) for May 2016, representing a 1.2% drop on month and 11.85% drop on year.

Global semiconductor sales decrease in April, says SIA

Jun 8, 14:01

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$25.8 billion for the month of April 2016, a decrease of 1.0% from last month's total of US$26.1 billion and 6.2% lower than the April 2015 total of US$27.6 billion. Additionally, a new WSTS industry...

Winbond, Macronix May revenues rise on year

Jun 7, 20:55

Non-PC memory chipmakers Winbond Electronics and Macronix International have reported on-year increases in consolidated revenues for May 2016 of 12.2% and 9.4%, respectively.

Nanya May revenues fall

Jun 7, 11:45

DRAM chipmaker Nanya Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.9 billion (US$89.7 million) for May 2016, down 23.7% on year and 2.6% sequentially.

Phison signs deal to establish local USB device supply chain in India , says report

Stockwatch - Jun 3, 14:45

NAND flash controller and solution provider Phison Electronics has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Electronic Industries Association of India (ELCINA) for joint efforts to establish a homegrown USB device industry, according to recent Chinese-language Commercial Times and...

Taiwan MOEA approves Micron-Inotera deal

Jun 3, 10:48

The Investment Commission of Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has approved a planned merger between Micron Technology's Taiwan unit and Inotera Memories.

Inotera sees better DRAM market conditions in 2H16, says chairman

Jun 3, 10:27

DRAM market conditions in the second half of 2016 will be better the first half, as end-market demand picks up, according to Pei-Ing Lee, chairman for Inotera Memories.

NAND flash prices to stabilize in 3Q16, says DRAMeXchange

Jun 2, 10:59

NAND flash prices are expected to stop falling and become stable in the second half of 2016, as end-market demand returns, according to DRAMeXchange.

Samsung announces mass production of 512GB NVMe SSD in single BGA package

Jun 1, 21:57

Samsung Electronics has begun mass producing NVM Express (NVMe) PCIe SSD solutions in a single ball grid array (BGA) package for next-generation PCs and ultra-slim notebooks, according to the South Korea memory vendor. The new BGA NVMe SSD, named PM971-NVMe, features a compact package that contains...

Samsung 512GB NVMe SSD

Micron launches 3D NAND SSDs

Jun 1, 13:05

Micron Technology has introduced a new lineup of 3D NAND flash SSDs - the 1100 SATA and 2100 PCIe NVMe SSDs - designed to address the storage demands of today's most challenging client computing platforms including Ultrabook and tablets as well as performance-oriented desktops and workstations. The...

Digitimes Research: Korea memory-IC industry output value to increase 5% in 2Q16

May 31, 11:19

The production value of South Korea's memory chip industry is expected to increase about 5% sequentially in the second quarter of 2016, according Digitimes Research. Demand for smartphones and other mobile devices is picking up, but chip prices continue to fall.

Computex looks to take on new identity

May 31, 08:51

This year's Computex Taipei 2016 will mark a turning point for Asia's biggest tradeshow, as Taiwan begins asserting itself as being not only the center of the global ICT supply chain but also as a key partner for building the global technology ecosystem and driving innovation. This new positioning...

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Powering the cloud: Intel embraces new identity

May 30, 22:09

The next wave of computing is now beginning to define the IT industry, where the boundaries of computing are expanding as billions of smart and connected devices, new data-rich services and cloud apps fueled by the Internet of Things (IoT) increasingly bring new experiences to our lives. Aligning itself...

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