Inotera buys equipment for NT$1.72 billion
Stockwatch - Dec 17, 11:12
DRAM chipmaker Inotera Memories has purchased a batch of production equipment from Tokyo Electron for about NT$1.72 billion (US$54.7 million), according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).
Micron in talks to revise supply deal with Inotera
Dec 11, 22:02
Micron Technology is still in talks with Formosa Plastics Group over a possible revision of its supply agreement with Inotera Memories, and no consensus has been made, according to industry sources.
Transcend November sales drop 9%
Stockwatch - Dec 10, 10:51
Consolidated sales at memory module firm Transcend Information declined 9.2% on month to NT$2.27 billion (US$72.6 million) in November 2014.
Macronix November sales fall 20%
Stockwatch - Dec 9, 11:25
Consolidated sales at mask ROM and NOR flash chipmaker Macronix International declined 20.4% on month in November, due mainly to a seasonal slowdown in chip orders for games consoles.
Inotera, Nanya November sales drop on month
Stockwatch - Dec 9, 11:09
DRAM chipmakers Inotera Memories and Nanya Technology have reported sequential decreases of 1.9% and 1.5%, respectively, in consolidated revenues for November 2014.
Cypress and Spansion to merge
Dec 2, 14:35
Cypress Semiconductor and Spansion have signed a definitive agreement to merge in an all-stock, tax-free transaction valued at approximately US$4 billion. The post-merger company will generate more than US$2 billion in revenues annually, according to a joint announcement.
IC suppliers gear up for automobile memory chip market
Nov 28, 10:19
With the global automobile electronics market set for strong growth in 2015, a number of semiconductor firms including Micron Technology, Spansion, Micronix International, Winbond Electronics and Silicon Motion Technologies, have begun strengthening their deployments in the segment.
ChipMOS 2015 capex to stay flat
Nov 27, 15:30
ChipMOS Technologies, which specializes in assembly and test services for LCD driver ICs and memory chips, is expected to maintain its 2015 capex at near 2014 levels, according to industry sources.
Micron, Winbond team up for serial NOR flash
Nov 27, 14:25
Micron Technology has partnered with Winbond Electronics to jointly develop serial NOR flash memory for automotive and Internet of Things (IoT) applications, according to the US memory chipmaker.
Mobile DRAM revenues rise 6% in 3Q14, says DRAMeXchange
Nov 27, 12:24
Revenues for mobile DRAM reached US$3.46 billion in the third quarter of 2014, up 6% from US$2.27 billion in the second quarter, according to DRAMeXchange. Growth was driven by increased bit output despite a slight decline in ASPs.
Inotera orders equipment from Applied Materials
Stockwatch - Nov 27, 12:00
Inotera Memories has purchased a batch of production equipment from Applied Materials for NT$1.38 billion (US$44.76 million), according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).
Geared up for car-use market: Q&A with Macronix chairman Miin Wu
Nov 25, 12:34
NOR flash memory supplier Macronix International is looking to expand its presence in the automotive market, and aims to become the largest supplier of NOR flash chips for car-use applications by 2017, said company chairman Miin Wu in a recent interview with Digitimes.
Adata profit shrinks in 3Q14
Nov 10, 14:55
Memory module maker Adata Technology saw its net profit decline 67.8% sequentially in the third quarter of 2014 due to unfavorable chip prices.
Transcend sees October revenues increase
Stockwatch - Nov 10, 14:06
Transcend has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.498 billion (US$83.27 million) for October 2014, representing a 17.52% increase on month and 15.41% increase on year.
Top-20 IC suppliers sales to rise 9% in 2014 , says IC Insights
Nov 10, 10:23
IC Insights has disclosed a forecast sales ranking of the 2014 top-20 semiconductor (IC and OSD – optoelectronic, sensor, and discrete) companies. It is expected to require total semiconductor sales of over US$4.2 billion to make the 2014 top-20 ranking, according to the research firm.
Macronix revenues drop on month in October
Nov 7, 14:52
Macronix International has announced its unaudited consolidated net sales for October 2014 came to NT$2.386 billion (US$79.53 million), decreasing 17.6% from the previous month of NT$2.897 billion.
Nanya sees revenues decline in October
Stockwatch - Nov 6, 16:20
Nanya has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.155 billion (US$138.5 million) for October 2014, representing a 2.03% drop on month and 0.34% drop on year.
Inotera revenues rise in October
Stockwatch - Nov 6, 16:18
Inotera has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.909 billion (US$230.3 million) for October 2014, representing a 1.71% increase on month and 13.86% increase on year.
NAND flash controller unlikely the cause of recent iPhone 6 Plus problem
Nov 6, 14:11
Reports claimed recently that some 128GB iPhone 6 Plus users have their devices shut off without warning when downloading apps, with some users stating the phone has issues when more than 700 apps are installed. Triple-level cell (TLC) NAND flash memory and controllers are being identified as the cause...
Etron swings to profit
Nov 4, 20:55
IC design house Etron Technology swung to net profits of NT$94.27 million (US$3.1 million) in the first three quarters of 2014 from losses of NT$62.98 million a year earlier. For the third quarter, net profits jumped 175% sequentially to NT$56.63 million.
Samsung, TSMC still competing for Apple A9 chip orders
Nov 4, 00:23
Samsung Electronics and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) are still in the race for orders for next-generation SoCs from Apple, which is expected to confirm the chip supplier or suppliers by the end of 2014, according to industry sources.
Inotera buys equipment for NT$302 million
Stockwatch - Nov 4, 00:16
DRAM chipmaker Inotera Memories has issued a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) announcing the acquisition of factory equipment for NT$302.5 million (US$9.9 million) from Nan Ya Plastics.
Walton to buy HannStar LCM facility for NT$1 billion
Nov 3, 11:15
Memory-IC packaging and testing house Walton Advanced Engineering will take over an LCD module (LCM) factory, including cleanrooms and installed equipment, from HannStar Display for NT$1.05 billion (US$34.5 million). The move is part of Walton's plans to expand its production capacity in Taiwan, according...
Macronix posts net losses of NT$1.1 billion for 3Q14
Oct 31, 10:35
NOR flash supplier Macronix International has reported a net loss of NT$1.1 billion (US$36.16 million) or NT$0.31 per share for the third quarter of 2014 even though its revenues were up 35% sequentially to NT$6.69 billion in the quarter.
Nanya profit hits all-time high in 3Q14
Newswatch - Oct 30, 11:51
Nanya Technology saw its net profit hit an all-time high of NT$7.46 billion (US$245.59 million) in the third quarter of 2014, which translated into an EPS of NT$3.11 for the quarter.
Inotera to more than double capex for 2015
Oct 30, 10:53
Inotera Memories plans to more than double its capex budget to NT$50 billion (US$1.65 billion) in 2015 from NT$22 billion projected for 2014 in order to facilitate its migration to 20nm production.
Winbond reports strong earnings for 3Q14
Newswatch - Oct 27, 10:42
Winbond Electronics has reported net profits of NT$962 million (US$31.65 million) for the third quarter of 2014, increasing 18.5% sequentially and representing the highest quarterly earnings in nearly four years.
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.
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.