The DRAM sector enjoyed robust growth in 2018, but oversupply coupled with weakening economy and demand has sent memory prices crashing this year. But there may be good news around the corner, with Adata's chairman expecting DRAM pricing...
Billings among North American manufacturers of semiconductor production equipment grew slightly on month, but posted a year-over-year decline for the 9th consecutive month in July, according to SEMI.
Memory prices to stabilize in 2H19, says Adata chairman
DRAM contract market prices are likely to stop falling and begin to stabilize in September, according to Simon Chen, chairman for memory module maker Adata Technology.
Apacer expects sales to pick up in 2H19
Memory module maker Apacer Technology expects sales to pick up in the second half of 2019, as the company remains focused on profit improvement.
IC Insights has released its list of the world's top-15 semiconductor suppliers in the first half of 2019, and identified Sony as the only company registering year-over-year growth during the six-month period.
ChipMOS, OSE to post sales growth in 2H19
A ramp-up in orders for NAND flash memory will boost revenues at backend houses ChipMOS Technologies and Orient Semiconductor Electronics (OSE) in the second half of 2019, according to industry sources.
Powerchip swings to loss in 1H19
Foundry chipmaker Powerchip Technology has reported net losses of NT$2.69 billion (US$85.7 million) in the first half of 2019. EPS was negative NT$0.85 for the six-month period.
Micron moves 1znm DRAM process to volume production
Micron Technology has kicked off mass production of 16Gb DDR4 products using 1z-nanometer process technology, according to the US vendor.
NAND flash wafer prices rise above cash cost levels
NAND flash wafer prices have been rising in the third quarter of 2019, and have exceeded manufacturers' cash cost levels, according to industry sources.
Global 2Q19 DRAM market posts 9% drop, NAND flash flat
The global DRAM memory industry dropped 9% in output value sequentially in the second quarter, while the NAND flash sector stayed flat, according to DRAMeXchange.
Micron Technology has unveiled a new NAND flash fab in Singapore with commerical run to start later this year focusing on 96-layer and beyond 3D processes, as it seeks to rely on technology advancements to increase bit-output. The company...
Micron opens new NAND flash fab in Singapore
Micron Technology has unveiled a new 12-inch fab at its manufacturing site for NAND flash memory in Singapore, and expects the facility to ramp up production in the second half of 2019 focusing on 96-layer and higher 3D processes.
Phison profits fall over 20% in 1H19
NAND flash device controller supplier Phison Electronics has reported net profit declined 11.4% sequentially and 36.8% on year to NT$781 million (US$25 million) in the second quarter of 2019. EPS for the quarter came to NT$3.96, a 26-quarter low.
Asustek Computer willl not be much impacted by a likely rally in prices for memory chips, LCD panels and other components in the second half of 2019 as the hikes will only have short-term effects, according to company co-CEO Samson Hu.
Innodisk gross margin hits 32% in 2Q19
Industrial memory module specialist Innodisk saw its gross margin climb to a record high of 32.3% in the second quarter of 2019, despite revenue drops.
Despite lackluster memory demand likely to persist till the end of 2019, the memory industry is expected to see a brighter prospect starting 2020 when 5G services kick off commercial runs driving the popularity of 5G terminal devices that will in turn generate strong growth for memory products, according...
SK Hynix develops HBM2E DRAM
SK Hynix has developed HBM2E DRAM product with what it calls the industry's highest bandwidth. The new HBM2E boasts approximately 50% higher bandwidth and 100% additional capacity compared to the previous HBM2.
Intel in the second quarter maintained its position as the world's largest semiconductor supplier, although second-placed Samsung managed to narrow the gap due to renewed vigor in some key memory products, according to IHS Markit.
EMS provider Lite-On Technology reportedly plans to sell its storage business consisting of SSD products, with Toshiba Memory being identified as a potential buyer, according to industry sources.
Winbond, Macronix post revenue increases in July
Winbond Electronics and Macronix International have reported sequential increases in July consolidated revenues of 5.7% and 13.6%, respectively.
Macronix International has announced that the company's ArmorFlash memory is being utilized on Nvidia's DRIVE AGX Xavier and DRIVE AGX Pegasus autonomous vehicle computing platforms.
Backend house ChipMOS Technologies expects a pick-up in demand for DRAM in the second half of 2019, while new orders for NAND flash devices will start generating revenues.
NAND flash contract market prices continue their downward trend in July, but the price falls have decelerated, according to DRAMeXchange.
Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$98.2 billion during the second quarter of 2019, a small increase of 0.3% over the previous quarter, but 16.8% less than the second quarter of last year, according to SIA. Sales for June were US$32.7 billion, down 0.9% on month and 16.8% from the same period...
Toshiba Memory has announced the launch of a new storage class memory (SCM) solution: XL-FLASH. Based on the company's BiCS FLASH 3D flash memory technology with 1-bit-per-cell SLC, XL-FLASH brings low latency and high performance to data center and enterprise storage.
Taiwan LCD monitors – 2Q 2019
Taiwan PC monitor shipments continued their on-year growth momentum in the second quarter of 2019, but the increase slowed to...
Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 2Q 2019
Although second-quarter 2019 was the traditional peak season for the small- to medium-size panel industry, Taiwan's shipments...
China smartphone AP shipments – 2Q 2019
Second-quarter 2019 smartphone application processor (AP) shipments to China showed 39.1% sequential growth, higher than previously...
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
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