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NAND flash contract prices fall 6-9% in 2H July, says DRAMeXchange

Aug 2, 12:15

Contract prices for mainstream NAND flash memory parts fell 6-9% in the second half of July, ending about two months of growth, according to DRAMeXchange. The price fall was mainly...

Phison positive about NAND flash demand after August

Jul 30, 16:16

The back-to-school season in Europe and launch of new Apple products will stimulate demand significantly for NAND flash memory in September 2013, according to Phison Electronics.

NAND flash demand might be weaker than expected in 3Q13

Jul 26, 13:56

Due to disappointing sales of high-end smartphones, demand for NAND flash will likely be weaker than expected in the third quarter of 2013, according to industry sources. NAND prices...

NAND flash contract prices to stay flat or slightly increase in August, says DRAMeXchange

Jul 17, 15:12

NAND flash contract prices are expected to exhibit flat or slight growth in August, as demand enters its peak season, according to DRAMeXchange.

Micron sampling 16nm, 128Gb NAND

Jul 17, 13:00

Micron Technology has announced the sampling of its 16nm, 128Gb MLC NAND flash memory devices, designed for applications like SSDs, USB drives and flash memory cards, tablets, ultra-thin...

Micron 16nm NAND

Samsung steps up purchases of NAND flash memory

Jul 11, 13:56

Samsung Electronics has stepped up its buying of NAND flash chips from outside sources, while reallocating its own NAND flash lines for the production of mobile DRAM parts, a strategic...

NAND flash supply to remain tight in 3Q13

Jul 5, 12:19

The global supply of NAND flash memory will remain tight in the third quarter of 2013, due to brisk demand for smartphones and tablets, and the growing adoption of SSDs among servers...

New and upcoming smartphones to drive NAND flash demand growth in 2H13

Commentary: NAND flash controller industry headed for consolidation

Jul 3, 14:40

With more NAND flash memory chips designed into embedded applications, such as eMMC devices and solid-state drives (SSD), memory controller IC firms incapable of providing technologies...

Toshiba to expand NAND flash memory output in Japan

Jul 2, 15:52

Toshiba has unveiled plans to expand the capacity of its NAND flash chip fabrication facility in Yokkaichi, Japan with a nearly JPY30 billion (US$300 million) investment.

Micron, Elpida adjusting capacity to meet rising demand for mobile devices

Jun 27, 21:23

The merger of Micron Technology and Elpida Memory has not yet taken place, but the two memory chipmakers have developed their respective plans to put more focus on products for use...

NAND flash contract prices to edge higher in late June, says DRAMeXchange

Jun 25, 16:19

The gap between supply and demand in the NAND flash memory market is expected to widen in the second half of June, which will push up further chip contract prices, according to DRA...

Winbond, Macronix shipping NOR flash chips for Xbox One and PS4

Jun 19, 22:02

Winbond Electronics reportedly has landed NOR flash orders for Microsoft's Xbox One gaming machines, while fellow company Macronix International has seen its NOR flash chips enter...

Taiwan IC design houses reducing exposure in NAND flash controller market

Jun 17, 21:35

As more NAND flash memory chips are designed into embedded applications, Taiwan-based IC design houses have shifted their attention away from the memory controller IC segment with...

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DRAMeXchange raises outlook for 2013 NAND flash output value

Jun 3, 15:41

Output value for the global NAND flash memory industry will climb 27.2% to US$25.7 billion in 2013, buoyed by growth in end-market demand and stable chip prices, according to DRAMe...

Phison warns several backend firms of possible patent infringement

May 24, 15:28

IC design house Phison Electronics has warned several Taiwan-based backend service providers that products being shipped to Silicon Motion Technology may infringe on its NAND flash...

Computex 2013: Memory module firms to showcase new SSDs

May 24, 14:50

Taiwan-based memory module makers including Adada Technology, Transcend Information and InnoDisk all plan to showcase their latest SSD solutions for business or industrial applications...

Innostor sees USB 3.0 flash drive controller shipments boom

May 3, 16:02

Innostor Technology, a fabless USB device controller firm, expects to see shipments of its SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) flash drive controllers climb 30% sequentially in the second quarter...

Infineon, Globalfoundries team on 40nm embedded flash process

Apr 29, 21:58

Infineon Technologies and Globalfoundries have announced a joint technology development and production agreement for 40nm embedded flash (eFlash) process technology.

Mobile device applications to fuel serial flash demand, says Winbond president

Apr 29, 13:51

New applications for serial NOR flash memory will support and propel the market over the next four years, said Winbond Electronics president Tung-Yi Chan at an April 26 investors...

Winbond president expresses optimism about serial flash market

Winbond breaks into Galaxy S4 supply chain

Apr 23, 14:51

Winbond Electronics reportedly has entered the supply chain for Samsung Electronics' Galaxy 4S with its specialty DRAM and NOR flash chips.

Demand for 64Gb NAND flash chips stays strong

Apr 22, 21:34

The 64Gb NAND flash memory market segment has been growing, driven by strong demand for smartphones and tablets. Prices for the high-density chips have stayed high to reflect that...

Mobile devices, SSDs propelling NAND flash sales in 2013, says IC Insights

Apr 19, 12:29

Increasing HD video content, social networking, shared data via the cloud, low power consumption and instant-on features continue to drive growth of devices that use NAND flash memory...

ChipMOS sees orders for NAND flash, driver ICs pick up

Apr 18, 21:18

ChipMOS Technologies, which specializes in assembly and test services for LCD driver ICs and memory chips, has seen orders for NAND flash memory and small-size panel driver ICs pick...

TSMC, Altera team on 55nm embedded flash process

Apr 16, 12:08

Programmable logic supplier Altera is working with foundry partner Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) on a 55nm embedded flash (EmbFlash) process technology tailored...

Samsung mass producing 128Gb 3-bit MLC NAND flash

Apr 15, 10:38

Samsung Electronics has begun mass producing a 128Gb, 3-bit multi-level-cell (MLC) NAND memory chip using 10nm-class process technology, according to the company. The new Samsung...

More flash drives transition to USB 3.0

Apr 12, 13:58

Many memory module makers have discontinued developing USB 2.0 flash drives since the second quarter, and now have new products all featuring the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface, according...

Demand for USB 3.0 flash drives to boom

Winbond ramping up 58nm production for serial flash

Apr 12, 11:13

Winbond Electronics has announced that it is ramping up production of serial NOR flash chips using 58nm process technology. At its 12-inch wafer fab in Taichung, central Taiwan, Winbond...

NAND flash market defies trends and grows to record level in 4Q12, says IHS

Mar 27, 09:49

Despite facing five consecutive quarters of decline and a slowdown in consumption in smartphones and tablets, the global market for NAND flash memory pulled off a surprise growth...

Global NAND flash output value to rise 25.5% in 2013, says DRAMeXchange

Mar 20, 18:10

Output value for the global NAND flash industry is forecast to rise 25.5% to US$25.39 billion in 2013, thanks to brisk demand coming from the high-growth markets for smartphones,...

NAND flash inventory sufficient for now, say distributors

Mar 18, 22:26

NAND flash inventory is currently sufficient enough to meet customer demand, according to sources at IC distributors including Zenitron and Weikeng industrial.

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Tight control of supply by chipmakers affecting negatively flash card and drive shipments

Mar 18, 10:36

Major NAND flash makers including Samsung Electronics and Toshiba continue to impose tight supply strategies towards memory card and flash drive manufacturers, which has had a negative...

Tight supply of NAND flash chips disrupting shipments of USB 3.0 devices

Focused on embedded flash: Q&A with Spansion EVP Glenda Dorchak

Mar 11, 16:12

Spansion recently announced a joint development with United Microelectronics (UMC) to integrate its proprietary embedded charge trap (eCT) flash memory technology with the foundry's...

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Demand for NAND flash controller market diminishing, says Phison chairman

Mar 1, 11:25

Demand for flash-based microSD cards will drop significantly as feature phones are gradually losing ground to smartphones, which will result in a dwindling NAND flash memory controller...

TLC flash chips reportedly in short supply

Feb 26, 10:56

Production of TLC (triple-level-cell) NAND flash chips has slowed substantially as more suppliers allocate more capacity to MLC (multi-level cell) chips used for embedded multimedia...

USB 3.0 flash drives utilize TLC chips

Global NOR flash market to continue slide, says IHS

Feb 25, 12:06

After a decline in 2012, the NOR flash memory market is set to shrink again in 2013 and 2014 as more segments of the handset market eschew the device in favor of alternative NAND...

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    Photo: Company, Nov 20.

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    New Toshiba embedded NAND flash memory modules

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    Photo: Company, Nov 11.

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