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  • CSOT expects new 6G facilities to enter mass production in 1Q17

    Displays | 9h 28min ago

  • China market: HD leads over Full HD in May smartphone sales, says firm

    Mobile + telecom | 9h 35min ago

  • Taiwan market: Huawei to launch 7-inch tablet with dual-SIM feature; Aaeon releases new ruggedized tablet

    Mobile + telecom | 10h 10min ago

  • Global cellular baseband chip market rises 27% in 1Q15, says Strategy Analytics

    Bits + chips | 10h 13min ago

  • Acer opens BYOC experience center in Taiwan

    IT + CE | 11h 7min ago

  • GET to outsource production of solar-grade silicon wafers to Eversol

    Green energy | 11h 18min ago

  • Japan-based vendors see decreased digital camera shipments in May, says CIPA

    IT + CE | 11h 23min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers hold advantage for wearable PMOLED orders

    Displays | 11h 26min ago

  • MediaTek declines to comment on merger rumors

    Bits + chips - Stockwatch | 11h 28min ago

  • Digitimes Research: China smartphone shipments see weaker-than-expected growth in 2Q15

    Before Going to Press | 10h 14min ago

  • LG to outsource glass cutting to reduce reinforced glass business costs, says report

    Before Going to Press | 10h 20min ago

  • LandMark Optoelectronics to list on OTC

    Before Going to Press | 10h 22min ago

  • Xiaomi appoints new CFO

    Before Going to Press | 11h 5min ago

  • NCC to fine Asia Pacific Telecom for lagging behind 4G infrastructure construction

    Before Going to Press | 11h 27min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Japan home entertainment market sees Sharp rise with new 4K solutions

    Before Going to Press | 11h 39min ago

  • Supply chain players gear up for new Nintendo new console

    Before Going to Press | 11h 42min ago

  • China makers lower prices for large-size solar-grade monocrystalline wafers

    Before Going to Press | 11h 43min ago

  • China market: Meizu to launch flagship smartphone MX5, says report

    Before Going to Press | 11h 49min ago

  • LCD monitor shipments drop in 2Q15, says WitsView

    Before Going to Press | 11h 50min ago

  • Xiaomi sells smartphones in Brazil market

    Before Going to Press | 11h 51min ago

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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.

Global DRAM module sales rise 21% in 2014, says DRAMeXchange

Jun 30, 15:27

Global DRAM module sales totaled US$8.8 billion in 2014, up 21% from US$7.3 billion a year earlier, thanks to more stable prices for PC DRAM as well as a rising ratio of contract sales, according to DRAMeXchange.

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.

Winbond chairman Arthur Chiao

US fab tool book-to-bill ratio slips below parity

Jun 22, 23:34

The SEMI book-to-bill ratio for US manufacturers of semiconductor equipment slid to 0.99 in May 2015 after having stayed above parity for four straight months.

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.

IC manufacturers close or repurpose 83 wafer fabs from 2009-2014, says IC Insights

Jun 17, 15:59

Since the global economic recession of 2008-2009, the IC industry has been on a mission to pare down older capacity in order to produce devices more cost-effectively on larger wafers. From 2009-2014, semiconductor manufacturers have closed or repurposed 83 wafer fabs, according to IC Insights.

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,...

China to implement semiconductor investment plans with CNY600 billion in funding

Jun 16, 19:58

China has begun to implement its investment plans aiming to boost development of the local semiconductor industry, and will inject a total of CNY600 billion (US$96.6 billion) into the industry over the next five years, according to industry sources.

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...

FC Tseng

Nanya likely to draw investment from Kingston

Jun 11, 21:51

Nanya Technology is likely to attract investment from Kingston Technology through fund raising scheduled for the second half of 2015, according to industry sources.

Storage device maker Longsys looks to strengthen ties with Taiwan chip firms

Jun 10, 21:29

Shenzhen Longsys Electronics is looking to strengthen its ties with Taiwan-based semiconductor players while staying focused on high-margin industrial storage products and solutions for handheld devices, according to the storage device company.

Transcend Information sees revenues decline in May

Stockwatch - Jun 9, 16:06

Transcend Information has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.962 billion (US$63.04 million) for May 2015, representing a 6.68% drop on month and 14.18% drop on year.

Inotera, Nanya report decreased revenues for May

Jun 8, 15:29

DRAM chipmakers Inotera Memories and Nanya Technology have both reported revenue decreases for May 2015.

New Silicon Motion SSD controller supports Micron 16nm TLC NAND

Jun 8, 15:21

Silicon Motion Technology has announced that its SM2256 SATA client SSD controller now supports Micron Technology's new 16nm 128 gigabit (Gb) TLC NAND flash, enabling high-performance and reliability for cost-effective TLC-based SSDs.

Silicon Motion SN2256 solution

Winbond May sales down, Macronix up

Jun 8, 14:31

Winbond Electronics and Macronix International have reported mixed revenue results for May 2015.

Fab equipment growth continues into 2015, says SEMI

Jun 5, 15:45

Semiconductor fab equipment spending is expected to increase 11% to US$38.7 billion in 2015, and grow another 5% to US$40.7 billion in 2016, according to SEMI.

Apacer expects embedded SSD shipments to rise in 2H15

Jun 5, 14:46

Memory module maker Apacer Technology expects shipments of its embedded SSDs during the second half of 2015 to be 10-15% higher than the levels in the first half.

Apacer looking to boost embedded SSD shipments

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...

Computex 2015: SanDisk intros new SSD products, USB 3.0 flash drives

Jun 2, 12:09

SanDisk has introduced new solid state drives (SSD) - portable SSDs and 2TB SATA SSD for cloud data services - and two new USB 3.0 flash drives, which are now being showcased at the ongoing Computex 2015.

SanDisk showcasing new SSD products

Welcome to the Computex of Things

Jun 1, 19:36

Computex Taipei, the largest ICT trade show in Asia and the second largest in the world, will begin its 35th year today, attracting over 130,000 visitors, including 38,000 international visitors. While Computex will feature more than 1,700 exhibitors and more than 5,000 booths, this year the show will...

Memoright to step into eMCP field

May 27, 15:33

SSD manufacturer Memoright will start shipping eMCP solutions for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices in the third quarter of 2015, according to company president Alex Kuo.

JEDEC announces support for NVDIMM hybrid memory modules

May 27, 13:59

JEDEC Solid State Technology Association has announced that its JC-45 committee has approved the first standards for support of "hybrid" DDR4 memory modules which are defined as modules that plug into standard dual in-line memory module (DIMM) sockets and appear like a DDR4 SDRAM to the system...

Global 1Q15 mobile DRAM sales slip 1%, says DRAMeXchange

May 26, 11:06

Mobile DRAM revenues amounted to about US$3.58 billion in the first quarter of 2015, down 0.9% from US$3.61 billion in the prior quarter, according to DRAMeXchange.

HMI EPS for 2015 to rise

Stockwatch - May 25, 22:05

Inspection equipment manufacturer Hermes Microvision (HMI) is expected to report an EPS of NT$55.45 (US$1.82) for 2015, compared with NT$45.60 in 2014, a recent Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report quoted market watchers as saying.

DRAM prices fall 9% in 2Q15, says paper

May 25, 15:38

DRAM spot prices continue to fall in the second quarter of 2015, with prices for 4Gb DDR3 chips having fallen about 9%, Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA) quoted DRAMeXchange as saying in a recent report.

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts book-to-bill ratio of 1.04 in April, says SEMI

May 22, 15:23

North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted US$1.57 billion in orders in April 2015 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.04, according to SEMI.

IC Insights releases top-20 semiconductor suppliers in 1Q15

May 21, 21:32

IC Insights has released its list of the world's top-20 semiconductor suppliers including three pure-play foundries and four fabless companies in the first quarter of 2015.

2014 banner year for global industrial semiconductors, says IHS

May 21, 11:04

Worldwide industrial semiconductor revenues totaled US$40.4 billion in 2014, up from US$34.3 billion in 2013, according to IHS. The 18% increase follows solid growth of 13% in 2013, a decline of 3% in 2012 and 12% growth in 2011. The strong performance achieved in 2014 represents the highest annual...

Adata to spend up to NT$5.56 billion on stock buyback

Stockwatch - May 20, 15:48

Memory module maker Adata Technology has announced the company will buy back shares worth up to NT$5.56 billion (US$182 million) and give them to employees.

Nanya enjoys brisk orders for LPDDR2 DRAM, says report

Stockwatch - May 20, 15:13

Nanya Technology has landed a pull-in of orders for low-power DDR2 DRAM chips which will buoy the company's performance in the second half of 2015, according to a recent Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Powerchip obtains NT$15 billion syndicated loan

May 20, 14:36

Foundry chipmaker Powerchip Technology has signed a three-year, NT$15 billion (US$491.9 million) syndicated loan contract with a banking consortium, according to the company.

Digitimes Research: South Korea memory-IC industry output value rises 31% in 1Q15

May 19, 22:01

The production value of South Korea's memory chip industry soared 31% from a year earlier to almost KRW13 trillion (US$11.9 billion) in the first quarter of 2015, according Digitimes Research.

ESMT, Etron enter Taiwan top-10 IC design houses in 1Q15

May 19, 16:04

Memory-IC design companies Elite Semiconductor Memory Technology (ESMT) and Etron Technology both broke into Taiwan's top-10 IC design houses in the first quarter of 2015.

Silicon wafer shipments increase in 1Q15, says SEMI

May 19, 15:57

SEMI has reported that worldwide silicon wafer area shipments registered increases of 3.4% sequentially and 11.6% on year in the first quarter of 2015.

Winbond, Macronix dismiss speculation over likely acquisition targets

Stockwatch - May 18, 21:49

Winbond Electronics and Macronix International are reportedly being targeted by China-based venture capital firm SummitView Capital for acquisition. In response, both Taiwan-based firms claimed they have no knowledge about the speculation.

Phison nets NT$4.52 per share for 1Q15

Stockwatch - May 18, 21:48

Taiwan-based Phison Electronics, a provider of NAND flash device controller ICs, has reported a net EPS of NT$4.52 (US$0.15) for the first quarter of 2015 compared with NT$4.15 a year earlier.

China venture capital firm may target Macronix, Winbond for acquistion, says paper

Newswatch - May 18, 15:48

China-based venture capital firm SummitView Capital may switch its acquisition targets to Macronix International or Winbond Electronics as its attempt to buy US-based memory chip design house Integrated Silicon Solution (ISSI) may block by a tender offer from Cypress Semiconductor, according to a Chinese-language...

Cypress enters race to buy ISSI

May 14, 22:15

Cypress Semiconductor announced on May 13 that the company has made an offer to buy Integrated Silicon Solution (ISSI) for US$19.75 per share in cash.

DRAM maker Inotera expects better market conditions in 2H15

May 13, 21:27

DRAM market conditions will be better in the third quarter of 2015, recovering from the bad first half of the year, according to Charles Kau, chairman for Inotera Memories.

TSMC to make SSD controller chips for Apple, say sources

May 13, 15:28

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) reportedly has landed SSD controller chip orders from Apple, in addition to recent orders from Marvell Technology and Phison Electronics, according to industry sources.

Global 1Q15 DRAM revenues fall 7.5%, says DRAMeXchange

May 12, 22:06

Sales in the global DRAM market in the first quarter of 2015 fell 7.5% from the fourth quarter of 2014 on lower chip prices and weak end-market demand, according to DRAMeXchange.

Nanya looks to draw strategic partners

May 12, 21:43

Nanya Technology expects to draw strategic partners through fund raising, and is confident that its profits for 2015 will remain impressive, according to company chairman Wu Chia-chau.

Nanya chairman Wu Chia-chau

Memory module maker Adata reports decreased sales for April

Newswatch - May 12, 14:10

Memory module maker Adata Technology has reported revenues of NT$1.715 billion (US$55.78 million) for April, decreasing 17.23% sequentially and 31.75% on year due largely to seasonal factors.

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