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  • Last update: Thursday 28 May 2015 [1621 news items]

Spot prices for PC-use DRAM up 5%

Mar 5, 11:30

Spot market prices for PC-use (standard) DRAM have risen by an average of 5%, with quotes for 4Gb DDR3 chips increasing 6% to US$2.7-2.8 and those for 2Gb DDR3 chips rising by 2.3%...

DRAM modules replacing portions of SSD demand, say Taiwan makers

Mar 4, 15:59

Some memory controller IC design houses have adopted DRAM modules as solutions to replace SSDs used in cloud computing systems, financial applications, medical services, and online...

February DRAM contract prices up over 10%

Mar 4, 10:21

DRAM makers have hiked February contract prices for PC-use DRAM by over 10% and consequently contract prices have risen to about US$20 for a 4GB DDR3 module and over US$11 for a 2GB...

Tokyo court approves Micron deal to acquire Elpida

Mar 1, 11:45

Micron Technology has disclosed that the Tokyo District Court has approved Elpida Memory's restructuring plan. The plan calls for Micron to sponsor Elpida's reorganization under which...

Globalfoundries reportedly shifting interest to ProMOS fab

Feb 26, 12:31

Speculation has circulated in the DRAM industry recently that Globalfoundries may be now more instereted in acquiring ProMOS Technologies' 12-inch wafer fab than taking over equipment...

China white-box tablet makers to use DDR3 instead of mobile DRAM

Feb 22, 15:09

Several of China-based white-box tablet manufacturers have utilized DDR3 chips, instead of mobile DRAM, for their products in order to bring down their manufacturing costs further,...

Samsung, Hynix dominate mobile DRAM market, says DRAMeXchange

Feb 21, 15:28

Nearly 80% of total mobile DRAM revenues were generated by South Korea-based companies in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to DRAMeXchange.

Formosa Plastics to raise stake in Inotera

Feb 20, 21:22

Formosa Plastic Group (FPG), the parent company of Nanya Technology, plans to take up new shares that Inotera Memories will release in a private placement, according to industry so...

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Samsung, Hynix continue to lead DRAM sales

Feb 18, 22:42

Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix continued to dominate the global market for DRAM chips in the fourth quarter of 2012, with the pair's combined market share reaching 67%, according...

Inotera likely to turn profitable as early as March

Feb 7, 21:35

DRAM chipmaker Inotera Memories is likely to return to profitability as early as March, thanks to more output using 30nm process technology and steady orders from Micron Technology,...

Powerchip to end P3 fab production at end of 1Q13

Feb 7, 13:47

Powerchip Technology, as most of the production equipment at its 12-inch P3 fab has been sold to Globalfoundries and Texas Instruments, will end production at the fab at the end of...

PTI expects recovery starting 2Q13

Feb 6, 22:22

Packaging and testing firm Powertech Technology (PTI) expects business to pick up in the second quarter, and continue to recover for the rest of 2013. said company chairman DK Tsai...

Winbond sticks to operational transformation despite hikes in standard DRAM pricing

Feb 6, 20:21

Memory maker Winbond Electronics has been transforming its operations by phasing out standard DRAM. Although prices for standard DRAM have approximately doubled since the end of 2012,...

Adata expects favorable DRAM prices for 2013

Feb 6, 12:33

The DRAM industry is set to become more consolidated in 2013 with solid fundamentals, which will help decrease the imbalance between supply and demand, according to memory module...

Contract DRAM quotes likely to surge again after Lunar New Year holidays

Feb 5, 21:59

Contract quotes for 4GB DDR3 modules are likely to surge another 10% after the Lunar New Year holidays from the current levels of around US$18, according to industry sources. Module...

Globalfoundries, TI beat rivals to buy Powerchip 12-inch fab equipment

Jan 29, 22:00

Globalfoundries and Texas Instruments (TI) reportedly have defeated a group of Taiwan-based niche memory chip providers to win the rights for the purchase of a major portion of the...

DRAM contract prices set to continue rising

Jan 28, 21:01

With some DRAM vendors reportedly quoting their 4GB DDR3 modules at more than US$20, higher than the current contract price level, contract prices for commodity memory are set to...

Inotera to complete technology transition to 30nm process in April 2013

Jan 24, 11:12

Inotera Memories will shift a majority of its total wafer starts to 30nm process technology by April 2013, according to the Taiwan-based DRAM manufacturer, which expects to significantly...

Inotera experiences 12th consecutive quarterly loss in 4Q12

Nanya, Inotera post combined losses of over NT$51 billion in 2012

Jan 23, 22:03

Nanya Technology and Inotera Memories have reported net losses of NT$8.88 billion (US$306.48 million) and NT$3.72 billion respectively for the fourth quarter of 2012. For all of 2012,...

DRAM market may return to growth in 2013, but face major risks, says IHS

Jan 23, 10:29

After two straight years of contraction, the global DRAM market has the opportunity to rebound to double-digit growth in 2013, according to IHS iSuppli. However, major risks - including...

Micron amends Inotera Memories JV with Nanya

Jan 18, 10:48

Micron Technology announced on January 17 that it has entered into agreements with Nanya Technology to amend their joint venture relationship involving Inotera Memories, a Taiwan-based...

DRAM contract prices soar in 1H January

Jan 17, 20:35

Contract prices for DRAM have risen about 10% in the first half of January, with 4GB modules quoted at as high as NT$17.50, according to DRAMeXchange.

Display and DRAM industries ready to rebound, says Advantest Taiwan president

Jan 17, 11:59

The display and DRAM industries have both hit bottom, and are likely to stage a rebound in 2013, according to Advantest Taiwan president CH Wu.

Winbond set to swing to profits in 1Q13, report says

Jan 15, 15:18

Taiwan-based Winbond Electronics, a manufacturer of specialty DRAM and NOR flash memory, is set to return to the profitability in the first quarter of 2013, according to a report...

DRAM supply slowdown sends spot prices soaring

Jan 11, 10:47

With DRAM makers allocating more capacity to producing chips for phones and other non-PC applications, spot prices for commodity DRAMs have soared recently, according to industry...

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Inotera signs NT$10 billion syndicated loan

Jan 10, 15:37

DRAM manufacturer Inotera Memories, a production subsidiary of US-based Micron Technology, has signed a NT$10 billion (US$345.3 million) three-year syndicated loan agreement with...

Adata revenues up on rising DRAM prices

Jan 7, 21:52

Adata Technology's revenues for December 2012 registered a 14.75% sequential increase, as a recent rebound in chip prices buoyed sales of DRAM modules.

Samsung, Kingston reportedly raise DRAM contract prices

Jan 7, 11:28

Samsung Electronics and memory module firms, including Kingston Technology, have raised their quotes for 4GB DRAM modules, according to industry sources. Contract prices for PC DRAM...

Inotera DRAM ASPs to improve

Jan 4, 12:04

With Micron Technology set to handle sales of all DRAM chips rolled out from Inotera Memories, the Taiwan maker will likely see its product ASPs rise in 2013, according to market...

Inotera now consolidated subsidiary of Micron

Nanya December sales down, Inotera up

Jan 3, 15:48

Nanya Technology's revenues for December 2012 registered a 20.8% sequential decline, while Inotera Memories' increased 7.1% on month.

Taiwan FTC approves Micron-Elpida merger deal

Jan 2, 22:21

Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has approved the planned merger among Micron Technology, Elpida Memory and Rexchip Electronics, stating that the deal complies with fair trade...

Commentary: Global 2013 PC DRAM market a three-horse race

Dec 27, 12:07

With Micron Technology's merger with Elpida Memory set to complete, and second-tier players looking to turn their focus away from the PC memory market, the number of commodity DRAM...

Samsung places DRAM module maker Transcend under direct account, say sources

Dec 24, 14:55

Samsung Electronics has placed Taiwan-based Transcend Information under its direct account list, revoking the distribution rights of its IC parts to the DRAM module maker assigned...

Flash memory market to surpass DRAM for first time in 2012, says IC Insights

Dec 22, 11:01

Driven by continued demand for smartphones, tablets, and other personal media devices, the total flash memory market, consisting of NAND and NOR, is forecast to grow 2% to US$30.4...

DRAM contract prices rise

Dec 20, 15:31

DRAM contract prices edged up 1-2% in the first half of December, ending about five months of decreases, according to DRAMeXchange. A recent rally in spot prices has helped to lift...

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  • Samsung+ePoP+memory+for+smartphones

    Samsung ePoP memory for smartphones

    Samsung Electronics is mass producing ePoP (embedded package on package) memory, a single memory package consisting of 3GB LPDDR3 DRAM, 32GB eMMC and a controller. For use in high-end...

    Photo: Company, Feb 10.

  • Samsung+GDDR5

    Samsung GDDR5

    Samsung Electronics has begun mass producing 8Gb GDDR5 DRAM based on the company's 20nm process technology. Designed for use in graphics cards for PCs and supercomputing applications,...

    Photo: Company, Jan 23.

  • Samsung+20nm+LPDDR4+mobile+DRAM

    Samsung 20nm LPDDR4 mobile DRAM

    Samsung Electronics has started mass producing what it calls the industry's first 8Gb low power double data rate 4 (LPDDR4) mobile DRAM based on the company's 20nm process technology...

    Photo: Company, Jan 6.

  • Samsung+20nm+DDR4+memory

    Samsung 20nm DDR4 memory

    Samsung Electronics has announced that it is mass producing what it calls the most advanced DDR4 memory for enterprise servers in next-generation data centers. With the introduction...

    Photo: Company, Sep 4.

  • Samsung+30nm+2GB+LPDDR3+mobile+memory

    Samsung 30nm 2GB LPDDR3 mobile memory

    Samsung Electronics has begun mass producing 2GB and low power double-data-rate 3 (LPDDR3) memory using 30nm-class technology for next-generation mobile devices. The new LPDDR3,...

    Photo: Company, Sep 21.

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