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Worldwide semiconductor revenues grew 5% in 2013, says Gartner

Apr 7, 14:27

Total worldwide semiconductor revenues reached US$315 billion in 2013, up 5% from 2012, according to Gartner. The combined revenues of the top 25 semiconductor vendors increased 6.9%...

ASE, Inotera reportedly to set up 3D IC packaging joint venture

Mar 31, 21:48

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) reportedly plans to team up with Inotera Memories to set up a joint venture for handling TSV (through-silicon via) 3D IC packaging.

Winbond to further increase capex for 2014

Newswatch - Mar 31, 11:58

Winbond Electronics plans to increase its capex for 2014 to NT$10.48 billion (US$343.91 million) from NT$8.6 billion projected earlier in the year, according to the company, which...

O-S-D market to pull out of 2-year slump in 2014, says IC Insights

Mar 27, 15:21

For the second year in a row, market growth in optoelectronics, sensors and actuator devices, and discrete semiconductors (O-S-D) was crippled in 2013 by economic uncertainty, price...

Apacer to ramp SSD sales to Europe

Mar 27, 14:32

Having posted record high revenues of NT$9.84 billion (US$322.15 million) in 2013, memory module maker Apacer Technology will aim to boost its sales of embedded, industrial, consumer...

SSD penetration rate bound to rise in 2014

Mar 26, 16:03

The recent roll-outs of new SSDs by Kingston Technology and Memoright will help ramp up the penetration rate of SSDs in the data storage device segment, according to industry sourc...

Samsung, Intel, TSMC to account for 52% of semiconductor capex in 2014, says IC Insights

Mar 26, 14:45

Samsung Electronics and Intel are each forecast to spend at least US$11 billion in semiconductor capital during 2014, and TSMC slightly less than US$10 billion. Collectively the three...

IC market for personal computing systems to jump 6% in 2014, says IC Insights

Mar 25, 14:16

Following three consecutive years of declines, the IC market for total personal computing systems is forecast to increase 6% to US$77.7 billion in 2014 and climb another 6% in 2015...

Capex of global semiconductor industry to reach US$62 billion in 2014

Mar 24, 22:33

Capex of the global semiconductor industry is expected to top US$62.2 billion in 2014 as increasing popularity of mobile devices has stirred demand for IC parts built by advanced...

Micron introduces next-generation SSD

Mar 21, 15:19

Micron Technology has announced a new personal storage class solid state drive (SSD), the M550, which is designed to meet the increasingly demanding needs of high-performance computing,...

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...

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    Samsung 850 EVO

    Samsung Electronics has launched the 850 EVO, the latest addition to its branded solid state drive (SSD) line-up. Based on Samsung's 3-bit 3D Vertical NAND (V-NAND) technology, the...

    Photo: Company, Dec 16.

  • SanDisk+iXpand+Flash+Drive

    SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive

    SanDisk has announced the SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive, the company's first USB Flash Drive designed specifically for the iPhone and iPad. The iXpand Flash Drive is a powerful, yet...

    Photo: Company, Nov 19.

  • 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.

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