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Monday 16 May 2022
The memory industry (6): When line between memory and logic IC becomes blurred
In 1984, Intel decided to exit the DRAM business, which marked the start of technology diversion between memories and logic IC. In hindsight, Intel's decision made sense. Memories...
Friday 13 May 2022
The memory industy (5): Looking for a new biz model that can create new value
When the memory industry can no longer leverage Moore's Law to create new value, it has to find new technologies to establish a new business model that can create new economic valu...
Thursday 12 May 2022
The memory industry (4): Technology diversion between DRAM and 3D NAND flash
In 2014, 3D NAND flash was introduced to the industry with 24 layers, and it co-existed with 2D NAND flash until 2017. 3D NAND flash gradually came to dominate the market with its...
Wednesday 11 May 2022
The memory industry (3): Taiwan's DRAM sector
Let's take a moment to review the rise and fall of Taiwan's DRAM industry. Taiwan's DRAM industry came into being in the mid-1990s. In the beginning, although some companies wanted...
Tuesday 10 May 2022
The memory industry (2): The era of makers utilizing manufacturing processes and equipment for both DRAM and 2D NAND flash
NAND flash was invented by Toshiba in 1989 and entered commercial mass production in the early 2000s. Since NAND flash has much faster access speed than mechanical hard drives, and...
Monday 9 May 2022
The memory industry (1): The era of DRAM driving semiconductor manufacturing process improvement
Semiconductor is a high-tech industry that requires continuous investment in the development of cutting-edge technologies to create new economic value. With the advantage of entering...
Friday 6 May 2022
MaxLinear to acquire Silicon Motion
MaxLinear and Silicon Motion Technology have entered into a definitive agreement under which MaxLinear will acquire Silicon Motion in a cash and stock transaction that values the...
Friday 6 May 2022
DRAM spot prices continue slide
DRAM spot prices have been falling since April and will continue trending downward in May and June, which will be dragging down further the memory contract prices in the second quarter,...
Tuesday 19 April 2022
Memory spot prices to continue slide in 2Q22
DRAM and NAND flash spot prices are expected to continue trending downward in the second quarter of 2022, prompting channel distributors to be conservative and to offload their inventories...
Monday 18 April 2022
Intel may farm out PC chipsets processing to OSATs in Taiwan
Intel reportedly is mulling expanding its outsourced backend operations to include PC-use chipsets, and Powertech Technology (PTI) is expected to become the first Taiwan-based OSAT...
Friday 15 April 2022
Phison expects consumer electronics demand to pick up in 2H22
Consumer electronics (CE) related demand will be picking up in the second half of 2022 despite recent weakness in the area, according to flash device controller supplier Phison Ele...
Thursday 7 April 2022
SK Hynix and Solidigm unveil their 1st collaborative product
SK Hynix and Solidigm have unveiled their first collaborative product, a new enterprise solid-state drive (eSSD), which combines the former chipmaker's 128-layer 4D NAND flash with...
Wednesday 6 April 2022
Memory firms cautious about end-market demand prospects
Brand vendors, downstream memory module makers and distributors have all turned cautious about end-market demand prospects this year, judging from disappointing sales of consumer...
Thursday 31 March 2022
YMTC 128-layer NAND memory gains Apple validation
China's Yangtze Memory Technologies (YMTC) has recently cleared Apple's validation for its 128-layer 3D NAND flash memory, with shipments slated to kick off in small volumes in May...