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Windows 8 unable to stimulate DRAM shipments in 4Q12, IHS says

Oct 29, 16:32

Debuts of new PC OS from Microsoft always have generated double-digit percentage increases in quarterly DRAM shipments - until 2012, when the rollout of Windows 8 is not expected...

Nanya, Inotera see losses widen in 3Q12

Oct 24, 22:15

Nanya Technology saw its net losses widen to NT$10.09 billion (US$344.04 million) or NT$0.64 per share in the third quarter of 2012, while fellow company Inotera Memories posted a...

Korean DRAM firms gearing up for 20nm

Oct 22, 21:09

Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix have both stepped up efforts to migrate to 20nm process technology, which is expected to become their mainstream production node for DRAM memory in...

Rexchip faces delisting

Oct 18, 13:58

Rexchip Electronics, the Taiwan-based production subsidiary of Japan's Elpida Memory, will likely get delisted from the local emerging stock market if the firm fails to find new un...

Mobile DRAM revenues hit record high in 2Q12, IHS says

Oct 18, 10:57

Mobile DRAM revenues rose to the highest level yet in the second quarter of 2012, driven by increased bit shipments and relatively steady pricing, according to IHS iSuppli. Revenues...

Proportion of DRAM output for PC use to fall to below 50% in 2012, say Taiwan makers

Oct 15, 13:42

The proportion of DRAM output for PC use is expected to drop to less than 50% in 2012 due to fast growing demand for Mobile RAM used in smartphones and tablets as well as DRAM used...

PC DRAM output slows

Oct 5, 01:10

With the output of PC DRAM memory from Taiwan-based chipmakers reducing further, their backend partners including Formosa Advanced Technologies (FATC), Walton Advanced Engineering...

Nanya, Inotera post revenue drops in September

Oct 4, 15:59

DRAM chipmakers Nanya Technology and Inotera Memories both saw their September 2012 revenues decrease on month and on year.

ProMOS announces massive layoffs

Oct 4, 01:10

DRAM chipmaker ProMOS Technologies has announced plans to lay off as many as 1,300 employees as part of its restructuring project. The number of jobs affected is higher than the expected...

Powerchip September revenues drop on falling DRAM prices

Oct 4, 01:00

Powerchip Technology has announced revenues of NT$2.46 billion (US$83.9 million) for September 2012, down 6.5% sequentially and hitting a 5-month low. The firm attributed the on-month...

ProMOS reportedly plans massive layoff

Newswatch - Oct 3, 10:41

Taiwan-based DRAM chipmaker ProMOS Technologies reportedly plans to lay off more than 1,000 employees, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN)...

Wafer fab equipment spending to decline 13.3% in 2012, says Gartner

Oct 2, 15:56

Global wafer fab equipment spending is on pace to total US$31.4 billion in 2012, a decline of 13.3% from 2011 spending of US$36.2 billion, according to Gartner. The research firm...

DRAM contract prices fall 5-6% in 2H September, says DRAMeXchange

Oct 2, 01:00

Contract prices for DRAM memory fell by another 5-6% in the second half of September, reflecting continued weak end-market demand, according to DRAMeXchange.

Micron posts larger loss in fiscal 4Q12

Sep 28, 15:52

Micron Technoloy has posted net losses of US$243 million for its fiscal fourth-quarter 2012, compared with net losses of US$135 million a year ago. The results marked the fifth straight...

DRAM content rises and becomes more uniform in smartphones, IHS says

Sep 27, 11:47

The average amount of DRAM in each smartphone shipped worldwide is expected to surge by nearly 50% in 2012, as smartphones gain greater functionality, according to IHS iSuppli.

Samsung intros new memory chips for next-generation mobile devices

Sep 19, 15:55

At its Samsung Mobile Solutions Forum 2012, Samsung Electronics has announced two memory chips designed specifically for next-generation smartphones, tablets and other mobile devic...

Samsung 128Mb eMMC devices

Rexchip able to fulfill loan payment obligation

Sep 18, 16:26

DRAM maker Rexchip Electronics will be able to repay its NT$2.1 billion (US$71.3 million) debt due in September 2012, as Elpida Memory has made advance payments to the Taiwan-based...

PC share of DRAM market dips below 50% for first time, IHS says

Sep 18, 10:11

In yet another sign that the technology industry has entered the post-PC era, personal computers during the second quarter of 2012 accounted for less than half of the market for DRAM...

DRAM contract prices continue slide, says DRAMeXchange

Sep 14, 01:15

Contract prices for DRAM memory, which fell over 10% in August 2012, continued their downward trend in the first half of September, according to data collected by DRAMeXchange.

DRAM contract prices fall in 2H August, says DRAMeXchange

Sep 12, 15:16

Late August 2012 contract prices for DRAM memory fell further to reflect continued weak PC sales, according to DRAMeXchange. Holding eight to 12 weeks of DRAM inventory, PC OEMs procured...

Powerchip likely to be delisted from OTC securities market

Sep 12, 14:05

Shares of Powerchip Technology will be delisted from Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) securities market if the net worth of its shares stays negative until the end of October –...

Powerchip faces delisting again

Powerchip, Rexchip revenues down in August

Sep 5, 16:20

DRAM chipmakers Powerchip Technology and Rexchip Electronics have reported decreases in August 2012 revenues from the previous month of 3.2% and 56.1%, respectively.

Micron-Elpida tie-up positive for global DRAM industry, says Inotera executive

Sep 5, 12:35

The integration between Micron Technology and Elpida Memory will be positive for the global DRAM industry in terms of production, technology and client interest, according to Scott...

Inotera president Scott Meikle

Nanya, Inotera post revenue decreases in August

Sep 4, 01:10

Taiwan-based DRAM memory maker Nanya Technology saw revenues decline about 12% from a year ago in August 2012 while revenues at Inotera Memories slid 7% on year.

PC DRAM inventory remains high, says inSpectrum

Sep 3, 11:10

DRAM spot prices were relatively stable in the last week of August. Compared to a week ago, prices showed a slight 1-2% decrease, according to latest data from inSpectrum.

Powerchip posts smaller 2Q12 loss

Aug 31, 10:57

Powerchip Technology saw its losses narrow sequentially in the second quarter of 2012, when revenues grew 37.4% on quarter. The chipmaker expects to see further improvement in its...

DRAM inventory rises

Aug 24, 01:15

PC OEMs now have two to three months of DRAM inventory on average, up from the four to six weeks previously. The surge is being caused by sluggish PC sales as consumers hold back...

DRAM inventory at PC OEMs rising

Acer, HP consider to take back chassis purchase authority

Aug 21, 01:35

Acer and Hewlett-Packard (HP) are considering to retrieve their chassis purchase authority from notebook ODMs in hoping to effectively control their production capacity and quality,...

DRAM prices have little room to fall further, says Kingston exec

Aug 20, 13:59

Prices for DRAM memory have fallen to exceptionally low levels, giving them little room to fall further, according to Scott Chen, VP of sales for Asia Pacific at Kingston Technology...

Scott Chen of Kingston Technology identifies demand-side weakness as key factor behind DRAM price f

Walton expects flat or slight growth in 3Q12 sales

Aug 10, 01:35

Walton Advanced Engineering, which provides packaging and testing services for memory chips, expects its third-quarter revenues to be flat or rise slightly on quarter. The firm indicated...

Walton president Yu Hong-chi says company will focus on niche-market DRAM and mobile DRAM markets

Mobile DRAM market expands as usage increases in smartphones and tablets, says IHS

Aug 8, 11:08

With its relatively robust market growth and increasing usage in hot products like smartphones and media tablets, mobile DRAM is playing a more prominent role in the memory business...

DRAM revenues grow 12% in 2Q12, says DRAMeXchange

Aug 7, 12:23

Worldwide DRAM revenues arrived at US$7.02 billion in the second quarter of 2012, up 12% from US$6.27 billion in the prior quarter, according to DRAMeXchange. But the figure reflects...

PTI 2Q12 beats estimates; sees challenges ahead

Aug 1, 12:09

Memory IC packaging and testing house Powertech Technology (PTI) has reported better-than-expected revenue and EPS results for the second quarter of 2012. But looking forward, the...

Elpida cutting DRAM production

Jul 31, 01:40

Elpida Memory has moved to scale down production at its DRAM fab in Hiroshima, Japan, as well as production at its Taiwan-based subsidiary Rexchip Electronics, according to industry...

Hynix posts small operating profit in 2Q12

Jul 26, 14:11

SK Hynix, currently trailing only Samsung Electronics in the DRAM market, swung to an operating profit of KRW23 billion (US$20 million) in the second quarter of 2012 after three straight...

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  • 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.

  • Hynix+20nm+4Gb+GDDR3

    Hynix 20nm 4Gb GDDR3

    SK Hynix has developed 20nm-class 4Gb(gigabit) graphics DDR3 DRAM, designed for notebooks requiring low-power consumption. The new 4Gb GDDR3, built using Hynix' 20nm-class technology,...

    Photo: Company, Sep 19.

  • Hynix+DDR3L%2DRS+DRAM

    Hynix DDR3L-RS DRAM

    SK Hynix has introduced DDR3L-RS (Reduced Standby) DRAM for mobile solutions using its 20nm class technology. By using 20nm class technology and efficiently managing standby current,...

    Photo: Company, Sep 18.

  • Samsung+20nm%2Dclass%2C+4Gb+LPDDR2+

    Samsung 20nm-class, 4Gb LPDDR2

    Samsung Electronics has begun producing the industry's first 4Gb, low power double-data-rate 2 (LPDDR2) memory using 20nm-class technology. Samsung's 20nm-class 4Gb mobile DRAM...

    Photo: Company, Jun 5.

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