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China building home-grown DRAM industry, to pose threat to existing leaders in 2017

Apr 23, 10:41

China is stepping up efforts to establish its own DRAM industry, which will likely pose a threat to the current industry leaders such as SK Hynix and Micron Technology in 2017, according...

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Taiwan chipmakers unaffected by earthquake

Apr 21, 15:56

Taiwan-based chipmakers including foundries TSMC and UMC, and IC packager ASE have said that their operations have not been affected by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck the...

Global semiconductor market increases 9% in 2014, says IHS

Apr 21, 15:14

Worldwide semiconductor revenues grew by 9.2% in 2014, coming in just slightly below the 9.4% growth estimated previously, according to IHS. The year ended on a strong note with the...

Is Japan losing its influence in global semiconductor market?, asks IC Insights

Apr 20, 15:10

In 2014, there were only two Japan-based companies – Toshiba and Renesas – among the top-10 semiconductor suppliers. Assuming the NXP/Freescale merger is completed later...

PTI to post sales growth through 3Q15

Apr 20, 14:45

Memory packaging and testing house Powertech Technology (PTI) is expected to post sequential revenue growth through the third quarter of 2015, according to market observers.

PTI, FATC post mild revenue increases in 1Q15

Apr 17, 11:04

Memory packaging and testing houses Powertech Technology (PTI) and Formosa Advanced Technologies (FATC) have reported on-year increases of 2.2% and 6.8%, respectively, in consolidated...

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge pricier to build, cheaper to buy than comparable Apple iPhone 6 Plus, says IHS

Apr 15, 21:43

The recently released Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is the most expensive Galaxy S line smartphone yet built, but has a lower retail price than a comparable iPhone 6 Plus, according to a...

Powerchip reportedly to set up 12-inch wafer fab in China

Apr 14, 11:32

Powerchip Technology will partner with the Hefei city government to set up a joint-venture fab in the capital city of China's Anhui Province, according to industry sources. The JV...

Digitimes Research: Samsung semiconductor capex to reach record high in 2015

Apr 13, 15:53

Semiconductor capital spending by Samsung Electronics is expected to reach an all-time high of US$15 billion in 2015, making the company's capex the world's highest in the semiconductor...

Transcend 1Q15 SSD sales approach total for 1H14

Apr 13, 15:21

Transcend Information saw its cumulative 2015 shipments of SSD (solid state drive) products through March reach nearly the total shipped in the first half of 2014, according to the...

DRAM makers Nanya, Inotera post mixed March results

Apr 13, 14:45

Nanya Technology saw its March revenues increase 2.9% on month while fellow DRAM company Inotera Memories' revenues decreased 5.6%.

Inotera Memories reports decline in revenues for March 2015

Stockwatch - Apr 10, 16:26

Inotera Memories has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.551 billion (US$177.84 million) for March 2015, representing a 11.77% drop on month and 21.12% drop on year.

Global 2014 semiconductor revenues rise 7.9%, says Gartner

Apr 8, 21:26

Worldwide semiconductor revenues totaled US$340.3 billion in 2014, a 7.9% increase from 2013 revenues of US$315.4 billion, according to final results by Gartner. The top-25 semiconductor...

Winbond, Macronix report increased March revenues

Apr 7, 16:13

Non-PC memory chipmakers Winbond Electronics and Macronix International have reported on-year growth in consolidated revenues for March 2015 of 9.45% and 0.6%, respectively.

Global semiconductor sales increase in February 2015, says SIA

Apr 7, 14:26

Worldwide sales of semiconductors for February 2015 reached US$27.8 billion, up 6.7% from a year earlier when sales were US$26.0 billion, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association...

US firms capture bulk of IDM and fabless IC sales, says IC Insights

Apr 7, 11:58

US companies held a 55% share of the total worldwide IC market in 2014, which includes sales from IDMs and fabless IC companies, according to IC Insights. The total does not include...

Phison poised to expand SSD business

Apr 2, 11:08

NAND flash device controller supplier Phison Electronics is looking to expand its SSD operation in 2015, according to company chairman Khein-Seng Pua.

Specialty DRAM specialists ESMT, Etron report profit growth for 2014

Apr 2, 10:35

Memory IC design house Elite Semiconductor Memory Technology (ESMT) saw its net profits soar 67.6% on year in 2014, while profits at Etron Technology climbed to a 4-year high.

Micron raises NAND flash quotes

Apr 1, 21:31

Micron Technology has raised its prices for NAND flash memory amid short supply from SanDisk, according to industry sources.

Commentary: China moves step forward to developing DRAM technology with ISSI buyout

Apr 1, 14:36

China imports up to US$200 billion worth of chips a year, an amount which is higher than comparable figures for imports of crude oil and raw materials. Since memory chips account...

Foundry chipmaker Powerchip developing SoC for IoT

Mar 31, 10:45

Taiwan-based Powerchip Technology is developing a single-chip solution integrating embedded flash memory and ARM-based processors, targeting Internet of Things (IoT), according to...

Inotera puts capital reduction plans on hold

Mar 30, 10:49

Inotera Memories has put on hold plans to cut its capital, according to Charles Kau, chairman for the Taiwan-based DRAM maker.

Intel, Micron unveil new 3D NAND flash memory

Mar 30, 10:46

Intel and Micron have jointly announced the availability of their 3D NAND technology. This new 3D NAND technology, jointly developed by the companies, stacks layers of data storage...

3D NAND Die with M.2 SSD

Inotera board approves NT$34.4 billion for transition to 20nm

Stockwatch - Mar 26, 22:27

DRAM chipmaker Inotera Memories' board of directors on March 25 approved a budget of NT$34.4 billion (US$1.1 billion) for transitioning the company's production node to 20nm process...

NXP and Globalfoundries announce production of 40nm embedded non-volatile memory technology

Mar 25, 15:39

Globalfoundries and NXP Semiconductor have jointly developed a next-generation embedded non-volatile memory (eNVM), which has resulted in production of 300mm prototype wafers on Globalfoundries'...

Taiwan semiconductor makers unaffected by water shortages

Mar 20, 16:24

Taiwan-based chipmakers including foundries Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics (UMC), memory maker Inotera Memories, and IC packaging house...

Taiwan government lab announces self-powered solution for IoT

Mar 20, 15:14

Taiwan's National Nano Device Laboratories (NDL) has developed a self-powered solution designed for the Internet of Things (IoT).

Taiwan NDL develops a self-powered solution for IoT

Transcend 2014 profits climb to 5-year high

Mar 16, 21:54

Memory module company Transcend Information has reported a net EPS of NT$8.67 (US$0.27) for 2014, up 16.8% on year and hitting the highest level in five years. The company plans to...

Peter Shu, chairman for Transcend Information

11 IC product categories to exceed total IC market growth in 2015, says IC Insights

Mar 13, 16:12

Eleven product categories, led by automotive special purpose logic, DRAM, and automotive application-specific analog devices, are expected to exceed the 7% growth rate forecast for...

National Instrument transforms Taiwan office to independent company

Mar 13, 15:59

National Instrument has announced it has transformed its branch office in Taiwan to become an independent company starting March and expects the company to achieve 20-40% on-year...

Rise in Ultra HD TV penetration to drive DRAM market growth, says Nanya president

Mar 13, 15:27

The global DRAM market will register sequential growth in the second quarter of 2015, buoyed by the rising penetration rate for Ultra HD TVs and set-top boxes (STBs), as well as demand...

Nanya to pour NT$40 billion into technology transition

Mar 13, 10:45

DRAM chipmaker Nanya Technology plans to invest a total of NT$40 billion (US$1.3 billion) to transition its production to a 20nm process node, according to company president Charles...

Nanya president Charles Kau

Winbond intros 2 new high-density flash devices

Mar 12, 22:52

Winbond Electronics has announced an expansion of its flash product portfolio with the introduction of a new family of high-density SpiFlash memories. The new family, the W25N-series,...

Fab equipment spending to rise in 2015, says SEMI

Mar 11, 20:51

Worldwide fab equipment spending, which increased almost 20% in 2014, will rise 15% in 2015, according to SEMI. Growth will slow to only 2-4% in 2016, however, said SEMI.

Micron to expand NAND flash fab in Singapore

Mar 10, 20:34

Micron Technology recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to begin the expansion of its NAND flash memory fabrication facility in Singapore, according to the US memory vendor.

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