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SSDs bracing for strong sales in 2014, says Transcend top executive

Mar 21, 12:13

SSD (solid state drive) sales are expected to enjoy strong growth in 2014 thanks to falling NAND flash prices, according to Peter Shu, chairman of memory module maker Transcend Inf...

SanDisk releasing eMMC module, USB 3.0 controller chip orders to Taiwan makers

Mar 20, 21:22

Silicon Motion and Phison Electronics reportedly have landed controller chip orders for eMMC modules and USB 3.0 flash drives, respectively, from SanDisk, according to industry sou...

Transcend 2013 net profits hit 4-year high

Mar 20, 14:37

Memory module maker Transcend Information saw its net profit grow 8.5% on year to a four-year high of NT$3.2 billion (US$105.14 million) in 2013, the highest in four years. The earnings...

Samsung Xian NAND flash plant begins commercial runs

Mar 19, 14:35

Samsung Electronics' new NAND flash plant in Xian, China reportedly has begun commercial operations, adding more pressure to the fragile NAND flash market, according to industry so...

Micron to release more commodity DRAM packaging orders to Taiwan backend service suppliers

Mar 18, 21:37

Micron Technology reportedly plans to release more backend packaging orders for its commodity DRAM chips to Taiwan-based IC testing and packaging companies starting the first half...

Taiwan IC production value to grow 11.1% in 2014, say TSIA and IEK

Mar 18, 11:20

Taiwan's IC sector, consisting of designers, manufacturers, packaging and testing houses, generated production value of NT$1,888.6 billion (US$63.3 billion) in 2013, increasing 15.6%...

Nanya Technology to reduce capital by 90%

Mar 17, 11:03

Nanya Technology plans to cut its paid-in capital by 90% to NT$23.96 billion (US$789.85 million). The plan is subject to approval by its shareholders, who will meet to discuss the...

Adata to deliver dividend of NT$7.07 for 2013

Newswatch - Mar 11, 15:00

Memory module maker Adata Technology has reported that its net profits grew 210% to NT$1.99 billion (US$65.67 million) in 2013. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$9.08 for...

NAND flash oversupply to persist through 3Q14, says DRAMeXchange

Mar 7, 13:53

Contract prices for NAND flash memory fell about 14% in February to reflect an oversupply in the market, according to DRAMeXchange. The situation will likely persist through the third...

10 IC product segments to exceed total IC market growth in 2014, says IC Insights

Mar 7, 10:49

Ten product categories, led by tablet MPUs, DRAM, and handset application MPUs, are forecast to exceed the 7% growth rate forecast for the total IC market in 2014, with seven of the...

Winbond February sales rise 17%

Mar 6, 21:54

Winbond Electronics, which specializes in the manufacture of niche-market DRAM and NOR flash memory, has reported consolidated sales for February 2014 increased 17% from a year earlier...

Inotera, Nanya February sales down on-month

Mar 6, 15:27

DRAM makers Inotera Memories and Nanya Technology have announced sequential decreases of 16.6% and 10.3%, respectively, in February consolidated sales.

OSE denies rumor of acquisition by memory module maker

Stockwatch - Mar 6, 15:25

Packaging and testing firm Orient Semiconductor Electronics (OSE) has denied local media reports indicating that it will be acquired by a dedicated memory module vendor, according...

Fab equipment spending to rise 20-30% in 2014, says SEMI

Mar 6, 14:39

Semiconductor fab equipment spending is forecast to increase 20-30% in 2014, according to SEMI. The uptick to 30% depends on specific fab projects in the Europe/Mideast and Asia regions,...

PTI expands customer base in logic IC field

Mar 5, 21:55

Packaging and testing firm Powertech Technology (PTI) has reportedly secured orders from application processor and networking chip developers, such as Broadcom and China-based RDA...

Global chip sales rise 8.8% in January, says SIA

Mar 5, 13:46

Worldwide sales of semiconductors for January 2014 reached US$26.28 billion, an increase of 8.8% from a year ago when sales were US$24.15 billion, according to SIA. Compared to the...

A win-win situation for Toshiba and OCZ: Q&A with Alex Mei, CMO of OCZ Storage Solutions

Mar 3, 10:47

As part of Toshiba, OCZ Storage Solutions is able to leverage Toshiba's NAND and combine it with its proprietary controllers, firmware and software. Toshiba's financial strength has...

Alex Mei, CMO of OCZ Storage Solutions

PTI to pay Tessera US$196 million in patent lawsuit settlement

Stockwatch - Feb 27, 15:54

Packaging and testing firm Powertech Technology (PTI) has issued a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) disclosing it has settled a patent infringement dispute with...

Toshiba, Canon team up for 15nm NAND flash, says report

Feb 27, 14:35

Toshiba, the world's second-largest maker of NAND flash memory behind Samsung Electronics, will work with fab-tool maker Canon to develop 15nm NAND chips with volume production slated...

Intel remains top semiconductor R&D spender, says IC Insights

Feb 26, 11:21

IC Insights has released its 2013 ranking of semiconductor companies by R&D spending. Intel continued to top all other chip companies, accounting for 37% of the top-10 spending...

NAND eMMC hits record year while NOR flash shrinks further, says IHS

Feb 25, 10:38

The global memory market presented a vivid picture of contrast in 2013 given the wildly divergent fortunes of its two main segments, with spritely NAND offset by the sobering continued...

Taiwan makers to benefit from Samsung exit from microSD card market

Feb 24, 14:56

Samsung Electronics' move to no longer manufacture microSD cards in-house will eventually benefit Taiwan-based memory module firms and related packaging and testing houses, according...

Global mobile DRAM output value to rebound in 2Q14, says DRAMeXchange

Feb 24, 13:57

Output value for the global mobile DRAM industry will return to a sequential growth track in the second quarter of 2014, following two quarters of decreases, according to DRAMeXcha...

Walton looks to profit growth in 2014

Feb 20, 21:30

Walton Advanced Engineering, which provides packaging and testing services for memory chips, expects to report profit growth for 2014. The firm returned to profitability in 2013.

Phison braces for competition in NAND flash controller market

Feb 20, 14:36

NAND flash controller IC firm Phison Electronics will strengthen its collaboration with existing partners and explore new ones in a move to boost the company's competitiveness, according...

Taiwan science parks see 2013 total revenues up over 9%

Feb 20, 11:44

The government-run Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated combined revenues of NT$2.188 trillion (US$73.41...

Micron makes gain in 4Q13 NAND flash market, says DRAMeXchange

Feb 14, 12:22

Micron Technology captured a 15.5% share of the global NAND flash market in the fourth quarter of 2013, exceeding SK Hynix' share by 3.7pp, according to DRAMeXchange.

Inotera to raise more than NT$10 billion through GDR

Feb 14, 11:11

DRAM maker Inotera Memories, the Taiwan-based production subsidiary of Micron Technology, plans to raise more than NT$10 billion (US$330 million) by issuing GDRs (global depositary...

Inotera to raise more than NT$10 billion via GDR

Samsung ramping up 25nm production for DRAM

Feb 13, 22:09

Samsung Electronics is ramping up production of DRAM memory using 25nm process technology, posing a threat to Micron Technology and SK Hynix, according to industry observers.

Nanya to downsize capital by 80-90%, say sources

Feb 13, 22:03

Taiwan-based DRAM maker Nanya Technology will reduce its paid-in capital by 80-90%, according to industry sources. The move is to unload the company's accumulated losses during the...

Global DRAM output value grows for fifth consecutive quarter, says DRAMeXchange

Feb 12, 15:53

A fire at SK Hynix' China fab led to a reduction in the global DRAM output during the fourth quarter of 2013, causing memory prices to rise, and an about 5% sequential increase in...

Computer storage industry declines in 2013 despite robust growth of SSDs, says IHS

Feb 11, 14:54

A near-doubling of the market for solid-state drives was unable to help the computer-related storage industry in 2013, which slid 5% in shipments because of continuing contractions...

Transcend January sales rise 15%

Feb 11, 11:08

Consolidated revenues at memory module manufacturer Transcend Information increased 15.1% sequentially to NT$2.44 billion (US$80.5 million) in January 2014, buoyed by brisk shipments...

Mobile DRAM contract prices fall on oversupply, says DRAMeXchange

Feb 11, 11:06

Contract prices for mobile DRAM memory fell 5-10% in January to reflect an oversupply in the market, according to DRAMeXchange.

Inotera January sales fall 11%

Feb 10, 16:21

Inotera Memories saw its January sales decrease about 11% on month, due mainly to its revised pricing model with Micron Technology.

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  • Samsung+1TB+mSATA+SSD

    Samsung 1TB mSATA SSD

    Samsung Electronics has launched its 840 EVO mSATA SSD line-up, including a one terabyte (TB) version. The Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SSD is an extension of the 840 EVO line-up which...

    Photo: Company, Dec 18.

  • Toshiba+HK3R+SSD

    Toshiba HK3R SSD

    Toshiba has announced that it will expand its family of enterprise SSD with new models designed to support read intensive applications with SATA interface. The new "HK3R series" will...

    Photo: Company, Dec 13.

  • SK+Hynix+16nm+64Gb+MLC+NAND

    SK Hynix 16nm 64Gb MLC NAND

    SK Hynix has started full-scale mass production of 16nm 64-gigabit (Gb) MLC NAND flash chips, according to the South Korea-based memory chipmaker. SK Hynix entered mass production...

    Photo: Company, Nov 20.

  • New+Toshiba+embedded+NAND+flash+memory+modules

    New Toshiba embedded NAND flash memory modules

    Toshiba has launched new embedded NAND flash memory modules integrating NAND chips fabricated with 19nm second-generation process technology. The module is fully compliant with the...

    Photo: Company, Nov 11.

  • SK+Hynix+6Gb+LPDDR3

    SK Hynix 6Gb LPDDR3

    SK Hynix has developed 6Gb low-power DDR3 (LPDDR3) using 20nm-class process technology. This product is a high-performance mobile memory solution that features low power consumption...

    Photo: Company, Nov 1.

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