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NAND flash shortfall to see improvement in 1Q18

Dec 8, 13:55

The tight supply of NAND flash memory is expected to ease in the first quarter of 2018 as the yield rates at major 3D NAND flash suppliers continue improving, which will significantly...

Western Digital unveils new portfolio of 3D NAND embedded flash drives

Dec 6, 20:23

Western Digital has introduced a new portfolio of advanced iNAND embedded flash drives (EFDs) to empower smartphone users to unlock the full potential of data-driven applications...

Phison poised to embrace 96-layer 3D NAND tech by end of 2018

Dec 5, 14:27

With the global NAND flash industry successfully transitioning to the 64/72-layer 3D specification era in 2017, Taiwan-based Phison Electronics is prepared to advance further to the...

China NOR flash maker GigaDevice launches strategic investment in SMIC

Dec 1, 14:48

China-based NOR flash supplier GigaDevice Semiconductor has announced subscribing to HK$532.5 million (US$68.43 million) worth of new shares issued by Semiconductor Manufacturing...

Toshiba Memory unveils 2TB NVMe SSD

Nov 30, 12:28

Toshiba Memory has enhanced its line-up of client SSDs with the launch of premium models in its XG5-P series. The new NVM Express (NVMe) client SSDs improve on the performance of...

Toshiba Memory NVMe client SSD premium model XG5-P series

Downstream players scrambling to build up inventories amid tight wafer supply

Nov 29, 16:36

The semiconductor supply chain - especially chip vendors - as well as downstream distribution channels and end-market customers, are rushing to pile up inventories by the end of 2017,...

ChipMOS Shanghai to grab backend orders for China homegrown 3D NAND chips

Nov 24, 12:33

ChipMOS Technologies (Shanghai), of which Tsinghua Unigroup is a major stakeholder, is expected to secure backend orders for 3D NAND flash chips developed by Yangtze River Storage...

Global 3Q17 NAND flash market posts 14% increase, says DRAMeXchange

Nov 22, 10:49

Revenues of the global NAND flash industry surged 14.3% sequentially to US$15.12 billion in the third quarter of 2017, according to DRAMeXchange. The price tracker credited the growth...

Samsung to unseat Intel as top semiconductor supplier in 2017, says IC Insights

Nov 21, 12:59

For the first time since 1993, the semiconductor industry is expected to witness a new number 1 supplier, according to IC Insights.

Automotive electronics to see strongest growth through 2021, says IC Insights

Nov 17, 15:58

Automotive electronic system sales are forecast to rise by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.4% from 2016 through 2021, which is the highest among six major end-use system...

Samsung huge chip capex for 2017 shows move to defend its memory dominance

Nov 16, 11:20

After spending US$11.3 billion in semiconductor capex last year, Samsung announced that its 2017 outlays for the semiconductor group are expected to more than double to US$26 billion...

China IC firm sets milestone with rollout of 3D NAND flash

Nov 15, 14:16

Yangtze River Storage Technology (YMTC) under the Tsinghua Unigroup has successfully developed 32-layer 3D NAND flash chips, marking a new milestone and major technological breakthrough...

YMTC has unveiled 3D NAND flash memory

SMIC 3Q17 profits fall

Nov 15, 14:11

China-based pure-play foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has announced revenues of US$769.7 million in the third quarter of 2017, up 2.5% sequentially but down...

Phison UFS controller validated by Qualcomm, Hisilicon

Nov 14, 14:00

Phison Electronics' new PS8313-series Universal Flash Storage (UFS) controller has been validated by Qualcomm and HiSilicon Technologies for their smartphone chip platforms, according...

SSD products and eMMC controllers drove Phison's 3Q17 profit to a record high

Intel, Micron increase 3D XPoint manufacturing capacity with IM Flash fab expansion

Nov 14, 09:31

Intel and Micron Technology have announced the completion of an expansion to Building 60 (B60) at the IM Flash facilities in Lehi, Utah. The expanded fab will produce 3D XPoint memory...

PTI October revenues rise 24% on year

Nov 9, 11:55

Memory-IC backend specialist Powertech Technology (PTI) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$5.53 billion (US$183.3 million) for October 2017, up 24.2% on year but down 0.8%...

Wafer test specialist CHPT optimistic about performance in 2018

Nov 6, 09:52

IC testing solution provider Chunghwa Precision Test Tech (CHPT) has expressed optimism about its sales prospects for 2018 due to stable orders for application processor (AP) test...

Walton 3Q17 profits hike

Nov 3, 14:44

Memory-IC backend specialist Walton Advanced Engineering has reported net profits for the third quarter of 2017 reached NT$248 million (US$8.22 million), which already exceeded the...

Micron intros industrial microSD cards for surveillance

Nov 1, 22:22

Micron Technology has announced a full portfolio of edge storage solutions for video surveillance that will enable new deployment models and reduce total cost of ownership for both...

Global semiconductor industry posts highest-ever quarterly sales, says SIA

Nov 1, 13:52

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$107.9 billion in the third quarter of 2017, marking the industry's highest-ever quarterly sales and an increase of 10.2% compared to the...

Silicon Motion SSD solutions sales hike 50% in 3Q17

Oct 30, 11:08

NAND flash device controller supplier Silicon Motion Technology saw sales of its enterprise and industrial SSD solutions increase approximately 50% sequentially in the third quarter,...

Supply of high-density NOR flash to remain tight in 2018, says Macronix chairman

Oct 27, 13:52

The supply of high-density NOR flash memory will remain tight through 2018, while the low-density market segment will be affected by China-based suppliers' new capacities, according...

Macronix chairman Miin Wu

Winbond 3Q17 profits hike

Oct 27, 11:50

Specialty DRAM and flash chipmaker Winbond Electronics has reported net profits of NT$2.08 billion (US$68.9 million) for the third quarter of 2017, which already exceeded the total...

Macronix net profits hit 7-year high in 3Q17

Oct 27, 11:00

Mask ROM and flash chipmaker Macronix International has reported net profits of NT$2.12 billion (US$70.2 million) for the third quarter of 2017, hitting a seven-year high, with EPS...

Backend houses expect rising memory demand for servers and datacenters

Oct 26, 10:42

IC backend houses have expressed optimism about memory demand for servers and datacenter applications, which require high-bandwidth and high-density memory devices. The memory demand...

SK Hynix posts record revenues, earnings for 3Q17

Oct 26, 10:37

SK Hynix saw its revenues, operating profits and net profits reach record-high levels for the third consecutive quarter in the third quarter of 2017.

PTI expects another quarter of record revenues in 4Q17

Oct 24, 13:51

Robust demand for flash memory chips will buoy further sales performance at Powertech Technology (PTI) in the fourth quarter of 2017, said the memory backend specialist at an October...

Smartphones and other mobile devices continue to boost memory chip demand

TSMC raises IC market forecasts for 2017

Oct 20, 14:52

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has revised upward its forecasts for global foundry and overall IC market outlook for 2017 to a 7% and 16% growth, respectively,...

TSMC 7nm process ready for mass production in 1H18

IC makers maximize 300mm, 200mm wafer capacity, says IC Insights

Oct 20, 10:19

With the prospects of large 450mm wafers going nowhere, IC manufacturers are increasing efforts to maximize fabrication plants using 300mm and 200mm diameter silicon substrates. The...

IC Insights raises 2017 IC market forecast to 22% growth

Oct 19, 14:28

IC Insights has raised its IC market growth rate forecast for 2017 to 22%, up 6pp from its previous estimate of 16% growth.

Kingston marks 30th anniversary

Oct 18, 16:05

Founded on October 17, 1987, US-based Kingston Technology has just marked its 30th founding anniversary in a capacity as the world's largest independent maker of DRAM modules. Its...

Adata pre-tax profits hike 110% in 3Q17

Oct 18, 14:45

Memory module firm Adata Technology has reported pre-tax profits of NT$835 million (US$27.7 million) for the third quarter of 2017, up a robust 110% sequentially, while operating...

HiSilicon seeking second-source supplier for 7nm chips

Oct 18, 14:34

HiSilicon Technologies is seeking a second-source supplier for the fabrication of its 7nm chips, with Samsung Electronics, Globalfoundries and Intel striving for orders from the China-based...

Toshiba discloses further investment in 3D NAND flash facility

Oct 16, 15:37

Toshiba announced recently its board of directors had approved a further investment by Toshiba Memory in production equipment for Fab 6 at its Yokkaichi operations in Mie (Japan).

Toshiba reportedly suspends NAND flash production in Japan

Oct 16, 12:37

Toshiba recently suspended NAND flash production at its Japan facilities for a few weeks due to ransomware attacks on its computer network, according to sources at channel distributors...

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    Samsung eUFS solution for auto apps

    Samsung Electronics has introduced the industry's first embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) solution for use in next-generation automotive applications. Consisting of 128GB and...

    Photo: Company, Oct 13.

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    Winbond NOR flash for IoT

    Winbond Electronics has announced an expansion of its flash product portfolio with the introduction of its lowest-voltage SpiFlash memories to date. At 1.2 and 1.5V, and in 8-pin...

    Photo: Company, Jun 29.

  • Samsung+14nm+chips+for+wearables

    Samsung 14nm chips for wearables

    Samsung Electronics has announced mass production of the Exynos 7 Dual 727 mobile application processor (AP) designed specifically for wearable devices with 14nm FinFET process technology...

    Photo: Company, Oct 18.

  • Samsung+256GB+UFS+card

    Samsung 256GB UFS card

    Samsung Electronics has unveiled removable memory cards based on the JEDEC Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 1.0 Card Extension Standard for use in high-resolution mobile shooting devices...

    Photo: Company, Jul 13.

  • Samsung+PM971%2DNVMe

    Samsung PM971-NVMe

    Samsung Electronics has begun mass producing NVM Express (NVMe) PCIe solid state drive (SSD) in a single ball grid array (BGA) package for next-generation PCs and ultra-slim notebook...

    Photo: Company, Jun 2.

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  • Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020

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