Winbond February sales rise 17%
Mar 6, 21:54
Winbond Electronics, which specializes in the manufacture of niche-market DRAM and NOR flash memory, has reported consolidated sales for February 2014 increased 17% from a year earlier to NT$2.82 billion (US$93 million).
OSE denies rumor of acquisition by memory module maker
Stockwatch - Mar 6, 15:25
Packaging and testing firm Orient Semiconductor Electronics (OSE) has denied local media reports indicating that it will be acquired by a dedicated memory module vendor, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).
PTI expands customer base in logic IC field
Mar 5, 21:55
Packaging and testing firm Powertech Technology (PTI) has reportedly secured orders from application processor and networking chip developers, such as Broadcom and China-based RDA Microelectronics, gradually expanding its customer base in the logic IC field.
Global chip sales rise 8.8% in January, says SIA
Mar 5, 13:46
Worldwide sales of semiconductors for January 2014 reached US$26.28 billion, an increase of 8.8% from a year ago when sales were US$24.15 billion, according to SIA. Compared to the US$26.65 billion posted in December 2013, January sales represented a 1.4% decrease reflecting normal seasonal trends.
PTI to pay Tessera US$196 million in patent lawsuit settlement
Stockwatch - Feb 27, 15:54
Packaging and testing firm Powertech Technology (PTI) has issued a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) disclosing it has settled a patent infringement dispute with Tessera. PTI will pay Tessera a total of US$196 million based on the settlement.
Toshiba, Canon team up for 15nm NAND flash, says report
Feb 27, 14:35
Toshiba, the world's second-largest maker of NAND flash memory behind Samsung Electronics, will work with fab-tool maker Canon to develop 15nm NAND chips with volume production slated for 2015, according to a report in the Japanese-language Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun.
Intel remains top semiconductor R&D spender, says IC Insights
Feb 26, 11:21
IC Insights has released its 2013 ranking of semiconductor companies by R&D spending. Intel continued to top all other chip companies, accounting for 37% of the top-10 spending and 19% of total worldwide semiconductor R&D expenditures.
Walton looks to profit growth in 2014
Feb 20, 21:30
Walton Advanced Engineering, which provides packaging and testing services for memory chips, expects to report profit growth for 2014. The firm returned to profitability in 2013.
Taiwan science parks see 2013 total revenues up over 9%
Feb 20, 11:44
The government-run Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated combined revenues of NT$2.188 trillion (US$73.41 billion) in 2013, growing 9.15% on year, according to the National Science Council (NSC).
Samsung ramping up 25nm production for DRAM
Feb 13, 22:09
Samsung Electronics is ramping up production of DRAM memory using 25nm process technology, posing a threat to Micron Technology and SK Hynix, according to industry observers.
Nanya to downsize capital by 80-90%, say sources
Feb 13, 22:03
Taiwan-based DRAM maker Nanya Technology will reduce its paid-in capital by 80-90%, according to industry sources. The move is to unload the company's accumulated losses during the 2007-2012 period.
Transcend January sales rise 15%
Feb 11, 11:08
Consolidated revenues at memory module manufacturer Transcend Information increased 15.1% sequentially to NT$2.44 billion (US$80.5 million) in January 2014, buoyed by brisk shipments of solid-state drives (SSD) as well as industrial memory products.
Inotera January sales fall 11%
Feb 10, 16:21
Inotera Memories saw its January sales decrease about 11% on month, due mainly to its revised pricing model with Micron Technology.
Adata January revenues slip 4%
Feb 10, 14:27
Consolidated revenues at memory module manufacturer Adata Technology slipped 4.1% sequentially to NT$2.775 billion (US$91.6 million) in January 2014. On an annual basis, however, sales grew 4.7%.
Macronix, Winbond to ramp NAND flash shipments in 2014
Feb 7, 14:15
NOR flash suppliers Macronix International and Winbond Technology are both expected to ramp up their shipments of low density 1Gb-4Gb NAND flash chips in 2014 as international players are focusing more on high density MLC and TLC NAND flash products, according to industry sources.
Inotera posts EPS of NT$3.66 in 2013
Jan 28, 21:48
Memory product maker Inotera Memories has reported revenues of NT$58.99 billion (US$1.94 billion), net profits of NT$212 million and an EPS of NT$3.66 for 2013.
Nanya swings to profit in 2013
Jan 28, 16:07
DRAM chipmaker Nanya Technology has reported net profits for 2013, ending a string of six consecutive annual losses.
SK Hynix 4Q13 profits fall from record 3Q
Jan 28, 11:52
Memory chipmaker SK Hynix has reported operating profits of KRW785 billion (US$727 million) for the fourth quarter of 2013, down 33% from the record of KRW1.16 billion in the previous quarter, while consolidated revenues slipped 18% on quarter to KRW3.37 billion.
Winbond expects profit stability in 2014
Jan 27, 14:11
Winbond Electronics, which specializes in the manufacture of niche-market DRAM and NOR flash memory, returned to profitability in 2013. The company expects to post stable profit performance during 2014.
Samsung posts profit drop in 4Q13
Jan 24, 12:40
Samsung Electronics has reported operating profits for the fourth quarter of 2013 slip 18.2% sequentially and about 6% on year to KRW8.31 trillion (US$7.71 billion), while sales were up 0.3% on quarter and 5.7% on year to KRW59.28 trillion.
Toshiba launches new subsidiary after completing acquisition of OCZ assets
Jan 22, 11:51
Toshiba has finalized the purchase of all assets of OCZ Technology, making it a wholly-owned subsidiary. Effective immediately, the subsidiary will operate independently as OCZ Storage Solutions specializing in high-performance solid state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems.
DRAM supplies to remain tight through 2014
Jan 15, 11:15
The supply of commodity DRAM for PCs is expected to remain tight through the entire year of 2014, despite reports indicating that SK Hynix has resumed wafer start production at its fire-damaged fab in China, according to industry sources.
Semiconductor industry sees shift in spending trends, says SEMI
Jan 14, 12:01
Spending trends for the semiconductor industry have changed. Before 2009, capacity expansion corresponded closely to fab equipment spending. Now more money is spent on upgrading existing facilities, while new capacity additions are occurring at a lower pace, according to SEMI.
Topco upbeat for 2014
Jan 13, 13:20
Topco Scientific is set to enjoy brisk sales in 2014, powered by the deployment of advanced processes at wafer foundry houses and a rebound in capacity utilization rates in the memory chip industry, according to company chairman Richard Kuo.
Adata sees increased December revenues
Jan 8, 21:00
Memory module maker Adata on January 8 reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.893 billion (US$96.4 million) for December, rising 11.16% on month and 10.71% on year, according to the company.
Micron posts profits on higher sales in fiscal 1Q14
Jan 8, 14:01
Micron Technology swung to net profits of US$358 million in the quarter ended November 28, 2013, from losses of US$275 million a year earlier, with sales soaring 120% on year to US$4.04 billion.
Micron renews DRAM pricing at Inotera
Jan 8, 11:38
Micron Technology and Formosa Plastics Group (the parent company of Inotera Memories) have recently renewed pricing for the purchase of DRAM chips from Inotera with the new prices taking effect on January 1, 2014, according to industry sources. The revised pricing model will allow Micron to share more...