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300mm capacity dominates but life remains for 200mm wafer fabs, says IC Insights

Feb 5, 10:48

Nearly all new fab upgrade and construction activity has to do with 300mm wafer processing, but there is still plenty of life remaining in 200mm fabs, according to IC Insights.

Top-13 foundries account for 91% of total foundry sales in 2013, says IC Insights

Jan 29, 16:18

IC Insights has released its 2013 top IC foundries (pure-play and IDM) ranking. In total, the top 13 foundries represented 91% of total foundry sales in 2013.

Inotera posts EPS of NT$3.66 in 2013

Jan 28, 21:48

Memory product maker Inotera Memories has reported revenues of NT$58.99 billion (US$1.94 billion), net profits of NT$212 million and an EPS of NT$3.66 for 2013.

Nanya swings to profit in 2013

Jan 28, 16:07

DRAM chipmaker Nanya Technology has reported net profits for 2013, ending a string of six consecutive annual losses.

SK Hynix 4Q13 profits fall from record 3Q

Jan 28, 11:52

Memory chipmaker SK Hynix has reported operating profits of KRW785 billion (US$727 million) for the fourth quarter of 2013, down 33% from the record of KRW1.16 billion in the previous...

Winbond expects profit stability in 2014

Jan 27, 14:11

Winbond Electronics, which specializes in the manufacture of niche-market DRAM and NOR flash memory, returned to profitability in 2013. The company expects to post stable profit performance...

Samsung posts profit drop in 4Q13

Jan 24, 12:40

Samsung Electronics has reported operating profits for the fourth quarter of 2013 slip 18.2% sequentially and about 6% on year to KRW8.31 trillion (US$7.71 billion), while sales were...

Global IC foundry sales rise 14% in 2013, says IC Insights

Jan 23, 15:39

Total IC foundry revenues grew to US$42.8 billion in 2013, a 14% increase from US$37.6 billion in 2012 and eight points more than the 6% growth displayed by the total IC market, according...

SK Hynix to launch in-house developed eMMC device controllers in 2014

Jan 23, 15:03

SK Hynix is expected to launch in-house developed controller chips for eMMC devices in 2014, optimizing on its acquisition of the eMMC device controller unit of Taiwan-based Innostor...

Toshiba launches new subsidiary after completing acquisition of OCZ assets

Jan 22, 11:51

Toshiba has finalized the purchase of all assets of OCZ Technology, making it a wholly-owned subsidiary. Effective immediately, the subsidiary will operate independently as OCZ Storage...

NAND flash contract prices fall in 1H January, says DRAMeXchange

Jan 21, 15:55

Contract prices for NAND flash memory fell 3-5% in the first half of January, as demand has not been strong enough to digest the industry's capacity, according to DRAMeXchange.

DRAM contract prices fall in 1H January, says DRAMeXchange

Jan 16, 22:00

Contract prices for DRAM memory have started to fall as tight supply is gradually easing, according to DRAMeXchange.

Global NAND flash output value to top US$27 billion in 2014, says DRAMeXchange

Jan 15, 14:07

Output value for the global NAND flash industry is forecast to exceed US$27 billion in 2014, up from about US$24.6 billion in 2013, as solid-state drives (SSD) are poised for widespread...

DRAM supplies to remain tight through 2014

Jan 15, 11:15

The supply of commodity DRAM for PCs is expected to remain tight through the entire year of 2014, despite reports indicating that SK Hynix has resumed wafer start production at its...

Though SK Hynix has gradually resumed production from its fire-hit fab, the facility is suffering p

Semiconductor industry sees shift in spending trends, says SEMI

Jan 14, 12:01

Spending trends for the semiconductor industry have changed. Before 2009, capacity expansion corresponded closely to fab equipment spending. Now more money is spent on upgrading existing...

Topco upbeat for 2014

Jan 13, 13:20

Topco Scientific is set to enjoy brisk sales in 2014, powered by the deployment of advanced processes at wafer foundry houses and a rebound in capacity utilization rates in the memory...

Adata sees increased December revenues

Jan 8, 21:00

Memory module maker Adata on January 8 reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.893 billion (US$96.4 million) for December, rising 11.16% on month and 10.71% on year, according to the...

Micron posts profits on higher sales in fiscal 1Q14

Jan 8, 14:01

Micron Technology swung to net profits of US$358 million in the quarter ended November 28, 2013, from losses of US$275 million a year earlier, with sales soaring 120% on year to US$4.04...

Micron renews DRAM pricing at Inotera

Jan 8, 11:38

Micron Technology and Formosa Plastics Group (the parent company of Inotera Memories) have recently renewed pricing for the purchase of DRAM chips from Inotera with the new prices...

Samsung 4Q13 profits to fall

Jan 7, 12:30

Samsung Electronics has estimated its operating profits for the fourth quarter of 2013 at about KRW8.3 trillion (US$7.8 billion), down 18% from the the prior quarter.

ASE, Micron rumored to set up joint venture fab in China

Jan 7, 11:34

Rumors have circulated in the industry that IC packager Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and memory chipmaker Micron Technology will set up a joint venture fab in Xi'an, China...

Supply of specialty DRAM falls short of demand

Jan 7, 10:51

The global supply of specialty DRAM chips has fallen short of demand, due to SK Hynix' reduced output for the memory coupled with a pick-up in demand for industrial PCs, servers as...

DRAM demand

Nanya December sales up 8%

Jan 6, 22:39

DRAM chipmaker Nanya Technology saw its December sales increase 8.4% sequentially. Sales for all of 2013 totaled NT$46.95 billion (US$1.56 billion), rising 38.6% from 2012 levels.

Inotera profits soar in 4Q13

Jan 6, 22:32

Inotera Memories generated earnings of as high as NT$4-4.5 billion (US$133-150 million) in December alone, market observers have estimated. Profits for the fourth quarter of 2013...

Nanya signs NT$12 billion syndicated loan

Newswatch - Jan 3, 11:10

Nanya Technology has signed a NT$12 billion (US$400 million) syndicated loan agreement with 14 local banks in Taiwan, according to the memory chipmaker.

DRAM supply to remain tight through 1Q14, says Adata chairman

Jan 2, 15:46

The global supply of DRAM will stay tight through the first quarter of 2014, due to SK Hynix' continued production shortfalls, according to Simon Chen, chairman and CEO of memory...

Samsung, SK Hynix develop 8Gb LPDDR4 mobile memory

Jan 2, 15:01

Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix have both announced the development of 8Gb low-power DDR4 (LPDDR4) chips built using 20nm-class process technology.

SK Hynix 8Gb LPDDR4

Macronix files patent infringement complaints with USITC against Spansion and its customers

Dec 31, 11:59

Macronix International and Macronix America have have filed a patent infringement law suit against Spansion, Inc, Spansion LLC, Spansion (Thailand) and certain of their customers...

Inspection tool maker HMI to post another record sales quarter

Dec 20, 11:13

Revenues at Hermes Microvision (HMI), which provides electron beam (e-beam) inspection tools and solutions for the production of semiconductors, are set to hit a record high for the...

Inotera to raise funding

Dec 20, 10:34

Inotera Memories plans to raise capital through issuing up to 450 million new shares for open sale on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) or by floating GDRs. The funding will be used...

DRAM contract prices continue growth on tight supplies, says DRAMeXchange

Dec 19, 16:00

Contract prices for DRAM memory rose about 3% in the first half of December, with quotes for 4GB DDR3 modules up 3% to US$34, according to DRAMeXchange. The price rally reflected...

Micron collaborates with Broadcom to solve DRAM timing challenge

Dec 18, 11:21

Micron Technology has announced its collaboration with Broadcom to develop the industry's first solution designed for customers challenged by an intrinsic DDR3 timing parameter called...

Nanya optimistic about 1Q14

Dec 17, 10:53

Taiwan-based DRAM chipmaker Nanya Technology, which has shifted its focus to specialty DRAM and other niche-market memory chips, has revealed that the company is already in negotiations...

Mobile DRAM to become mainstream in 2014, says DRAMeXchange

Dec 16, 14:48

The expanding market for mobile devices including smartphones and tablets have encouraged the world's major DRAM chipmakers to shift their attention to mobile DRAM resulting in an...

Falling memory prices erode Adata profits, says report

Newswatch - Dec 13, 11:49

Memory module maker Adata Technology has seen its monthly profits erode significantly due to falling prices for NAND flash memory, according to a recent Chinese-language Commerical...

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    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...

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    Photo: Company, Nov 20.

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    Photo: Company, Nov 11.

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