Phison board approves consolidation of company and offshore units
Sep 23, 10:38
Taiwan-based Phison Electronics' board of directors has approved plans to obtain 100% of its offshore business Everspeed and all the units under Everspeed including Memoryexchange. The transfer process will be completed by September 30, according to the flash device controller firm.
Toshiba expands 24nm SLC NAND flash lineup to address industrial applications
Sep 22, 22:09
Toshiba America Electronic Components has expanded its family of 24nm single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash memory solutions. The new 16Gb BENAND is housed in an industry-standard 48-pin TSOP package, and offers a combination of high read/write performance, effective write endurance (using 8-bit BCH error...
Innodisk memory modules verified for Apollo Lake CPUs
Newswatch - Sep 21, 15:07
Industrial memory module maker Innodisk is expected to see its revenues hit a new high in September as its DDR3L 1866 memory module has been verified for Intel's Apollo Lake platform. Meanwhile, its car-use SSD products have received E-Mark certification from the EU, according to a Chinese-language...
Inotera provides update on acquisition by Micron
Stockwatch - Sep 21, 10:59
Inotera Memories has provided an update on the progress of its share-swap deal with Micron Technology, under which the US firm will buy all the shares it does not own in the Taiwan-based affiliate.
Rising NAND flash prices to buoy related suppliers 3Q16 performance
Stockwatch - Sep 20, 00:42
A recent rally in NAND flash prices will buoy sales and profits at related companies including module makers Adata Technology and Apacer Technology, and flash controller IC designer Phison Electronics in the third quarter of 2016, according to a recent Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN)...
IC Insights cuts IoT semiconductor market forecast
Sep 9, 10:54
IC Insights has trimmed back its semiconductor forecast for Internet of Things system functions over the next four years by about US$1.9 billion, mostly because of lower sales projections for connected cities applications (such as smart electric meters and infrastructure), according to the market research...
Global semiconductor sales rebound in July, says SIA
Sep 9, 10:49
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$27.1 billion for the month of July 2016, an increase of 2.6% compared to the previous month's total of US$26.4 billion.
Winbond August revenues up, Macronix down
Sep 8, 11:15
Non-PC memory specialist Winbond Electronics saw its August revenues increase 1.3% sequentially while fellow company Macronix International's revenues registered a 1.6% on-month decrease.
Nanya August revenues up, Inotera down
Stockwatch - Sep 8, 10:58
DRAM maker Nanya Technology saw its August revenues climb to a 7-month high, while Inotera Memories' revenues fell 6.1% on month.
Phison posts record August revenues
Stockwatch - Sep 6, 14:49
Taiwan-based Phison Electronics, which supplies controller solutions for memory devices, has reported record consolidated revenues of NT$4.45 billion (US$141.8 million) for August 2016.
Fujitsu licenses Nantero technology to produce NRAM
Sep 5, 14:43
Fujitsu Semiconductor and Mie Fujitsu Semiconductor have reached an agreement with US-based Nantero to license Nantero's technology for NRAM, non-volatile RAM using carbon nanotubes, and to conduct joint development towards releasing a product based on 55nm process technology, according to the Japan-based...
Kingston becomes largest shareholder of OSE
Aug 30, 11:11
Memory module vendor Kingston Technology has obtained additional shares of Orient Semiconductor Electronics (OSE) transferred from OSE founder and chairman Eugene CY Duh and his wife Mei-Shou Yang, and become the largest shareholder of the Taiwan-based packaging and testing company.
US fab-tool book-to-bill ratio rises, says SEMI
Aug 24, 13:50
North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.15 in July 2016, having been above parity for eight months in a row, according to the latest data compiled by SEMI.
Memoright expands presence in eMCP field
Aug 22, 10:29
Memoright has grown its customer base in the handset eMCP field with monthly shipments already surpassing one million devices, according to company president Alex Kuo.
Global 2Q16 mobile DRAM revenues increase 17%, says DRAMeXchange
Aug 19, 12:35
Global sales of mobile DRAM increased 17.2% sequentially to US$3.93 billion in the second quarter of 2016, according to DRAMeXchange. Rising smartphone shipments from China-based vendors including Huawei, Oppo and Vivo, as well as the overall bit supply, led to the revenue increase.
Phison to merge subsidiaries
Stockwatch - Aug 17, 22:14
Taiwan-based Phison Electronics has disclosed plans to consolidate the company's resources by merging with two offshore subsidiaries, which have been embroiled in a US$40 million accounting fraud.
NAND flash vendors raising quotes on tight supply
Aug 17, 15:41
NAND flash vendors have increased chip prices citing strong demand for new smartphones particularly the iPhone 7 featuring up to 256GB of storage, according to industry sources. Prices will keep soaring until the fourth quarter of 2016.
Micron, Silicon Motion team up for UFS solutions
Aug 17, 11:07
Micron Technology is working with its controller partner Silicon Motion Technology to develop controller solutions for Universal Flash Storage (UFS) chips, according to industry sources. The pair is already partnering for SSD controller solutions.
DRAM market set to fall 19% in 2016, says IC Insights
Aug 15, 10:17
The year 2016 is not expected to be a good one for the total memory market and the main culprit is DRAM, according to IC Insights. Declining shipments of desktop and notebook computers, the biggest users of DRAM, as well as declining tablet shipments and slowing growth of smartphone units have created...
Phison posts NT$9.58 EPS for 1H16
Aug 12, 09:59
Memory device controller supplier Phison Electronics has reported net profits of NT$1.88 billion (US$60.2 million) for the first half of 2016. EPS for the six-month period reached NT$9.58, up 4.7% from a year earlier.
Powerchip nets NT$1.39 in 1Q16 EPS
Aug 11, 10:27
Foundry chipmaker Powerchip Technology has reported net profits of NT$3.08 billion (US$99.6 million) for the first half of 2016, down 45% from a year ago. EPS for the six-month period came to NT$1.39.
Adata 2Q16 profits fall 26.5%
Aug 11, 10:23
Memory module firm Adata Technology has announced net profits for the second quarter of 2016 declined 26.5% sequentially to NT$88.25 million (US$2.85 million). EPS for the quarter came to NT$0.41.
Micron intros mobile 3D NAND solution for smartphones
Aug 11, 10:20
Micron Technology has introduced the company's first 3D NAND memory technology optimized for mobile devices and its first products based on the UFS 2.1 standard. Micron's initial mobile 3D NAND-based 32GB solution is targeted specifically for the high and mid-end smartphone segments which make up approximately...
Inotera names new CFO
Aug 10, 11:06
DRAM maker Inotera Memories has announced the appointment of Richard Mealey-Ozawa as company CFO effective August 9, 2016.
Transcend Information sees July revenues decline
Stockwatch - Aug 9, 16:00
Transcend Information has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.769 billion (US$56.29 million) for July 2016, representing a 4.44% drop on month and 15.38% drop on year.
Taiwan memory chipmakers post revenue growth for July
Aug 9, 11:20
Specialty DRAM and flash chipmaker Winbond Electronics has disclosed revenues for July 2016 climbed to the highest since August 2010, while mask ROM and flash specialist Macronix International's July revenues soared to a 21-month high. Meanwhile, DRAM firm Nanya Technology saw its July revenues increase...
Memory chip industry set for an uptick in 3Q16
Aug 3, 16:10
The memory chip industry is set for an upturn in the third quarter of 2016 as inventories in the market have almost been cleared in the last two quarters and price hikes have become more apparent, according to industry sources.