DRAM prices to rebound in 1Q20, says Nanya president
Bolstered by stable shipment increases, DRAM prices are likely to rebound in the first quarter of 2020 at the earliest after staying flat or experiencing slight fluctuations in the preceding quarter, according to Nanya Technology president Pei-Ing Lee.
The global IC foundry industry output value will grow by a CAGR of 5.3% to reach US$75.42 billion in 2024, the final year of a five-year forecast period, driven by chip demand for 5G, AI and HPC applications, according to Digitimes Research.
Samsung develops 12-layer 3D-TSV
Samsung Electronics has announced the development of 12-layer 3D-TSV chip packaging technology.
Adata expects revenue growth in 4Q19
With memory chip prices bottoming out, Adata Technology will likely post another sequential revenue growth in the fourth quarter, according to the memory module manufacturer.
Samsung announces earnings guidance for 3Q19
Samsung Electronics has announced its earnings guidance for the third quarter of 2019, expecting consolidated sales to reach KRW62 trillion (US$51.94 billion) and consolidated operating profit to come to KRW7.7 trillion.
Macronix posts record 3Q19 revenues
Macronix International, which specializes in mask ROM and flash memory, saw its third-quarter revenues surge nearly 60% sequentially to a record high of NT$11.91 billion (US$385.4 million).
Nanya posts 19% revenue surge in 3Q19
Taiwan-based DRAM memory maker Nanya Technology saw its September revenues remain above NT$5 billion (US$161.6 million). Revenues for the third quarter of 2019 came to nearly NT$14.8 billion, rising 19% sequentially.
Macronix International has announced its secure flash memory is adopted for Renesas Electronics' embedded artificial intelligence solutions that use Arm-based processors for a range of AI-intensive applications.
Yangtze Memory to ship 64-layer NAND chips for SSD
Yangtze Memory Technology (YMTC) is aggressively improving its 64-layer 3D NAND flash memory production yield rate, gearing up to ship the chips for SSD applications in the first quarter of 2020, according to industry sources.
Wafer shipments to resume growth in 2020, says SEMI
Total wafer shipments in 2019 are expected to decline 6% from last year's historic high, with growth resuming in 2020 and shipments reaching a new high in 2022, according to SEMI.
Kioxia begins operations
Kioxia Holdings, formerly Toshiba Memory Holdings, announced on October 1 that it is officially operating under its new corporate identity effective immediately.
Global semiconductor sales continue slide
Worldwide sales of semiconductors posted a year-over-year decline for the eighth consecutive month in August 2019.
NAND and NOR flash demand for TWS devices, gaming consoles and smartphones has been rising along with the approaching of traditional shopping seasons, providing significant growth momentum for fourth-quarter revenues at backend houses ChipMOS Technologies and Orient Semiconductor Electronics (OSE),...
NAND flash prices to rise 10% in 4Q19
With suppliers cutting back production and end-market demand picking up on seasonality, NAND flash contract prices have stopped falling in the third quarter and will rise 10% in the fourth quarter, according to industry sources.
DRAM contract prices stop falling
Contract prices for DRAM held flat in August 2019, with prices for 8GB PC DRAM modules averaging US$25.50, according to DRAMeXchange.
NAND flash storage solutions will see much stronger demand in 2020 than 2019 driven by the commercialization of 5G networks and devices, according to Wallace Kou, president and CEO of Taiwan-based Silicon Motion Technology, which supplies NAND flash controllers for SSDs.
Macronix 19nm SLC flash chips attract orders for STB
Macronix International has obtained 19nm SLC NAND chip orders for set-top boxes (STB) with shipments already kicking off, according to company chairman Miin Wu.
Toshiba Memory debuts 2nd-gen serial interface NAND
Toshiba Memory has announced the launch of a new family of SLC NAND flash memory products for embedded applications. Compatible with the widely-used serial peripheral interface (SPI), Toshiba Memory's second-generation serial interface NAND can be used in a wide range of consumer and industrial applications...
Intel provides new Optane, 3D NAND updates
Intel has unveiled its second-generation Optane storage-class memory codenamed Barlow Pass that will be launched along with its new-generation Xeon CPUs in 2020. Intel also disclosed it is developing 144-layer QLC (4bits/cell) NAND flash memory for datacenter SSDs, also slated for launch next year.
Despite the global semiconductor industry's weakening demand in the first half, China's semiconductor industry continued to perform stably with sales rising 11.8% on year during the period, but the growth was still weaker than that of first-half 2018, according to Digitimes Research's figures.
GigaDevice to raise CNY4.3 billion for DRAM deployment
While China DRAM startup ChangXin Memory Technologies (CXMT) is set to kick off commercial production of DRAM chips soon, its cooperative partner GigaDevice Semiconductor Beijing is moving to raise new funds to finance development of new DRAM manufacturing technologies, according to industry sources...
More 12-inch wafer fabs come online in China
China-based foundries including Hua Hong Semiconductor, CanSemi Technology, and memory startup ChangXin Memory Technologies (CXMT) have recently started operating their new 12-inch wafer fabs in the country, where more new 12-inch fabs are expected to come online by 2020, according to industry sourc...
Backend house Powertech Technology (PTI) plans to invest up to US$200 million to expand production capacity for high-end logic chips at its Suzhou (China) plant, according to market sources.
Semiconductor demand from industrial applications continues to sizzle in 2018, says IHS
Benefitting from broad-based demand growth generated by a plethora of applications, the global industrial semiconductor market expanded by 10.8% to reach US$52 billion in 2018, according to IHS Markit.
NAND flash vendors gearing up for datacenter demand boom
NAND flash chip vendors have stepped up their pace of deployments in the enterprise and datacenter fields, eyeing new opportunities for future growth.
Global notebook shipment forecast, 2020 and beyond
Notebook shipments in 2019 are estimated to show a 1.6% increase with vendors ramping up inventory in preparation for the US-China...
Global server shipment forecast, 2020 and beyond
According to Digitimes Research's observation, the server market is experiencing sluggish growth in 2019 with customer inventory...
Taiwan handsets – 2Q 2019
Taiwan's handset shipments arrived at 13.8 million units in the second quarter of 2019, a level similar to that of the previous...
Taiwan semiconductor foundry sector, 2Q19
According to Digitimes Research's observation, with global market demand on a moderate increase in second-quarter 2019, Taiwan-based...
Global AIO PC shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
Global all-in-one (AIO) PC shipments will continue shrinking in 2019, following 2018's around 2% on-year drop. With issues such...
Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2022
Amid bleak outlook for downstream vendors, uncertainties surrounding the US-China trade tension, factory relocation and exchange...