Intel and Micron claim breakthrough memory solution
Jul 29, 15:46
Intel and Micron Technology have jointly announced 3D XPoint technology, a non-volatile memory that has the potential to revolutionize any device, application or service that benefits from fast access to large sets of data. Now in production, 3D XPoint technology is a major breakthrough in memory process...
PTI looks to moderate growth in 3Q15
Jul 29, 11:33
Powertech Technology (PTI) expects to post another moderate growth in revenues for the third quarter of 2015, with improvement in gross margin.
Inotera raises capex for 2015
Jul 29, 11:30
Inotera Memories has raised its capex budget to NT$57 billion (US$1.81 billion) for 2015, and reiterated plans to convert 80% of its total wafer start capacity to 20nm process technology by the end of the year.
DRAM makers Inotera, Nanya see 2Q15 profits shrink
Jul 28, 16:28
Taiwan-based DRAM chipmakers Inotera Memories and Nanya Technology both saw their profits decline more than 30% sequentially in the second quarter of 2015, due mainly to falling product ASPs.
Toshiba develops 2 new process technologies for MCUs, wireless ICs
Jul 27, 15:48
Toshiba has announced the development of a flash memory embedded process based on 65nm logic process and a single-poly non-volatile memory (NVM) process based on 130nm logic and analog power process. The new process technologies were developed for low-cost applications such as microcontrollers (MCU),...
Macronix reports another quarter of losses
Jul 27, 14:47
Mask ROM and NOR flash chipmaker Macronix International has reported another quarterly loss, and net losses widened to NT$1.22 billion (US$39 million) in the second quarter from losses of NT$357 million in the first quarter.
Micron, Tsinghua once in tie-up talks, say sources
Jul 22, 21:36
Micron Technology and China's Tsinghua Unigroup had been negotiating about a possible tie-up in the commodity DRAM business, but failed to reach a consensus, according to industry sources.
DRAM contract prices to fall further, says DRAMeXchange
Jul 21, 22:03
DRAM contract prices discontinued their six-month rally in November 2014, and have fallen since, according to DRAMeXchange. Growing chip supplies, coupled with weak PC sales and decelerating smartphone demand, have caused the prices to continue falling.
Chip equipment spending to continue growth through 2016, says SEMI
Jul 15, 15:17
SEMI has forecast that the total semiconductor equipment market will grow 7% in 2015 reaching US$40.2 billion, and expand another 4% to US$41.8 billion in 2016. Following strong growth of 18% in 2014, the equipment market is poised to continue to expand for the next two years, SEMI noted.
Gartner cuts 2015 chip market growth forecast again
Jul 10, 10:21
Worldwide semiconductor revenues are forecast to reach US$348 billion in 2015, a 2.2% increase from 2014, according to Gartner. The prediction, however, is down from Gartner's previous estimate of a 4% increase.
Adata June revenues rise, Transcend flat
Stockwatch - Jul 9, 15:54
Adata Technology saw its June revenues increase 2.9% sequentially while fellow memory module company Transcend Information's revenues stayed flat on month.
SK Hynix launches in-house developed UFS 2.0 solution
Jul 9, 14:40
SK Hynix has developed a 64GB solution based on the Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.0 standard, built using the company's 16nm NAND flash process, and its own firmware and controller, according to the Korea-based memory vendor.
Macronix, Winbond report mixed June results
Jul 7, 15:53
Non-PC memory specialist Macronix International saw its June revenues increase 14.6% sequentially while fellow company Winbond Electronics' revenues registered a 2.15% on-month decrease.
Global chip sales rise 5% in May, says SIA
Jul 7, 14:53
Worldwide sales of semiconductors for May 2015 came to US$28.2 billion, an increase of 5.1% from a year ago when sales were US$26.8 billion, according to SIA. Compared to the US$27.6 billion posted in April, May sales represented a 2.1% increase.
Phison 1H15 EPS to exceed NT$9, says report
Stockwatch - Jul 6, 15:12
Taiwan-based Phison Electronics, a provider of NAND flash device controller ICs, is expected to see its earnings exceed NT$9 (US$0.30) per share in the first half of 2015, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.
PTI set to post revenue growth in 3Q15
Jul 3, 14:43
Memory packaging and testing house Powertech Technology (PTI) is set to enjoy revenue growth sequentially in the third quarter of 2015, thanks to a pick-up in demand for memory chips, according to industry sources.
Samsung to ramp up shipments of OLED panels, DRAM and flash chips to channels
Jul 1, 11:50
Samsung Electronics may ramp up the supply of standard parts and components, including OLED panels, DRAM and flash chips at more competitive prices starting the third quarter as inventory levels of these products have piled up due to its tumbling share in the global smartphone market, according to...
XMC likely to be China DRAM hub, says DRAMeXchange
Jul 1, 10:57
Wuhan, Hubei province will likely be chosen to develop China's home-grown DRAM industry, according to DRAMeXchange. Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing (XMC), a local 12-inch foundry, will serve as the main production base for DRAM.
DRAM spot prices hit 28-month low, says CNA
Newswatch - Jun 30, 15:01
DRAM spot prices have fallen further, with prices for mainstream 4Gb DDR3 chips reaching US$2.64 - the lowest level in 28 months, Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA) quoted DRAMeXchange as saying in a recent report.
Winbond cautious about 2H15 DRAM market
Jun 22, 23:37
Inventory digestion will continue to take place in the global DRAM industry during the second half of 2015, according to Arthur Chiao, chairman for Taiwan-based Winbond Electronics.
DDR4 memory prices fall at rapid pace
Jun 22, 23:24
Contract prices for DDR4 memory have recently experienced a dramatic fall, due mainly to Samsung Electronics' price cuts aimed at increasing market share, according to industry sources.
InnoDisk, Supermicro and Toshiba team up for SSD cloud storage
Jun 22, 11:32
Taiwan-based InnoDisk, which develops and manufactures industrial-class storage products, has disclosed the company is partnering with NAND flash chip vendor Toshiba and Super Micro Computer (Supermicro), a specialist in application-optimized servers, workstations, blades, storage and GPU systems,...
PTI 2Q15 revenues to rise 9-10%, says report
Newswatch - Jun 18, 10:30
Memory backend specialist Powertech Technology (PTI) is expected to post revenue growth of 9-10% sequentially in the second quarter of 2015, Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA) quoted market watchers as saying in a recent report.
Macronix and Arrow Electronics announce global distribution partnership
Jun 17, 15:41
Arrow Electronics has been selected as a global distribution partner for Macronix International, a provider of non-volatile memory semiconductor solutions. The new agreement enables Arrow to bring leading NOR and NAND technology to its customers across the globe at the earliest stage of their design,...
Global 2015 semiconductor market less favorable, says VIS executive
Jun 11, 22:02
Handset makers are still working through some inventory issues while the IoT market boom has not yet arrived, said FC Tseng, vice chairman for specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), during the company's recent shareholders meeting. 2015 will not be as good as 2014, Tseng in...
Micron announces 16nm TLC NAND
Jun 4, 11:16
Micron Technology has announced a new addition to its portfolio of flash storage products. The new triple-level cell (TLC) NAND is built on the company's 16nm process and delivers features for applications like USB drives and consumer solid state drives.
Global semiconductor sales increase in April, says SIA
Jun 3, 15:35
Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$27.6 billion for the month of April 2015, 4.8% higher than the April 2014 total of US$26.3 billion but 0.4% lower than last month's total of US$27.7 billion, according to SIA. The Americas market posted double-digit growth compared to last year, leading...
NAND flash vendors to hold SSD prices in 3Q15
Jun 2, 20:56
NAND flash vendors will move to stabilize prices for solid-state drives (SSD) in the third quarter of 2015, according to industry sources. Prices for SSDs have dropped to be substantially lower than makers' average hardware costs.
Front-end to back-end, choosing the right IoT memory solution by application
Jun 2, 15:56
According to market research institutes, by 2020, the entire world will have 50 billion pieces of equipment that can connect to the Internet. From wearable devices such as smart bracelets and smart watches to smart home appliances, smart corporate buildings, smart factories, connected cars and various...