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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...

Global 3Q13 semiconductor equipment billings drop 16% on year, says SEMI

Dec 12, 22:04

Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings declined 16% on year to US$ 7.65 billion in the third quarter of 2013, according to SEMI. The billings figure is 1% higher...

Micron launches 45nm serial NOR flash for embedded apps

Dec 11, 10:29

Micron Technology has announced the availability of 45nm serial NOR flash memory samples in 512Mb, 1Gb and 2Gb densities with a standard SPI interface. These new MT25Q SPI NOR devices...

DRAM spot prices soar on strong demand

Dec 9, 15:01

DRAM spot prices have risen significantly with recent quotes soaring more than 5% on a single day, buoyed by a recent pull-in of short lead time orders from China's tablet market,...

Inotera, Nanya November sales rise on-year

Dec 6, 14:33

Taiwan-based DRAM maker Inotera Memories saw its November revenues soar 117.3% from a year ago while revenues at Nanya Technology grew 33.7% on year, according to financial data released...

Global 2013 semiconductor revenues to rise 5.2%, says Gartner

Dec 5, 17:09

Worldwide semiconductor revenues are set to total US$315.4 billion in 2013, a 5.2% increase from US$299.9 billion in 2012, according to Gartner. The top-25 semiconductor vendors'...

Toshiba to acquire assets of OCZ for US$35 million

Dec 4, 15:51

Toshiba has entered into an agreement with OCZ Technology to acquire substantially all of OCZ's SSD business, according to the Japan-based company. The transaction will be completed...

Memory backend service firms likely to scale down capex for 2014

Dec 4, 15:08

Memory-IC backend service firms may cut back their capital expenditure budgets for 2014, due to low order visibility from DRAM clients, according to market observers.

Memory IC backend houses likely to cut their capex for 2014

Semiconductor sales recover in 2013, says IHS

Dec 4, 11:00

Following a 2.5% decline in 2012, the global semiconductor market has regained its footing in 2013 with revenues set to expand by nearly 5% because of the strong performance of the...

NAND flash suppliers to cut production to stabilize chip prices

Dec 4, 10:39

Some NAND flash chip suppliers plan to scale down their production in order to prevent related chip prices from dropping further in the first quarter of 2014, according to sources...

NAND flash chipmakers consider cutting back production to avoid chip prices from falling further

Late November DRAM prices rise, says DRAMeXchange

Dec 3, 10:52

DRAM contract prices edged up in the second half of November, with prices for mainstream 4GB modules rising about 3% to US$33 on average, according to the latest data from DRAMeXch...

DRAM bit growth to decelerate, say sources

Dec 2, 21:46

Global DRAM bit production will grow only 25-30% in 2014, with the additional capacity to be driven only by chipmakers' technology transition, according to industry sources.

SK Hynix DRAM supply unable to meet demand, say sources

Dec 2, 11:55

SK Hynix' DRAM supply continues to be short of demand from its PC OEM clients, which have turned to other suppliers to keep safety stock on hand, according to industry sources.

Global NAND flash output value to rise 13% in 2014, says DRAMeXchange

Nov 29, 14:10

Output value for the global NAND flash industry is forecast to rise 13.3% to US$28 billion in 2014, thanks to the increased adoption of solid-state drives (SSD) among PCs and mobile...

OCZ to file for bankruptcy; announces offer from Toshiba to purchase assets

Nov 29, 11:35

OCZ Technology, which specializes in providing high-performance solid state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, has announced that on November 25, 2013, it received notices...

Microsoft Xbox One hardware cost comes in below retail price, IHS teardown reveals

Nov 28, 15:58

Microsoft's new Xbox One carries a bill of materials (BOM) of US$457, according to preliminary results from IHS' teardown analysis service. Manufacturing is estimated at US$14, which...

Growth of semiconductor market for major home appliances to nearly double in 2013, says IHS

Nov 26, 10:31

Propelled by robust sales of major home appliances, the global market for semiconductors used in these products is expected to see its growth rate rise by nearly double this year...

Micron savors success in scaled-down DRAM market, says IHS

Nov 25, 10:19

Having emerged as one of the winners in the game of semiconductor survival that has characterized the memory market, US-based Micron Technology now is reaping the rewards with the...

DRAM contract prices to stay flat or drop slightly in 4Q13, says DRAMeXchange

Nov 22, 11:00

Average contract prices for 2GB and 4GB DDR3 modules stayed unchanged at US$17.75 and US$32, respectively, in the first half of November, according to DRAMeXchange. Prices for the...

Global 3Q13 mobile DRAM sales rise 14%, says DRAMeXchange

Nov 21, 15:51

Mobile DRAM revenues amounted to nearly US$3.3 billion in the third quarter of 2013, rising about 14% from US$2.89 billion in the prior quarter, according to DRAMeXchange.

NAND flash contract prices to fall through end-2013, says DRAMeXchange

Nov 21, 15:27

Contract prices for NAND flash memory fell 5-7% in the first half of November, due to weaker-than-expected demand for end-market products, as well as device manufacturers' reluctance...

US fab tool book-to-bill rises above parity, says SEMI

Nov 21, 14:10

The SEMI book-to-bill ratio for US manufacturers of semiconductor equipment rose to 1.05 in October 2013 from 0.97 in the prior month.

Transformation: Q&A with ChipMOS chairman and CEO SJ Cheng

Nov 20, 15:54

ChipMOS Technologies is among very few firms that have transformed themselves successfully and are no longer influenced by the volatile memory market. Once known as a packaging and...

ChipMOS chairman and CEO SJ Cheng

Sony nears breakeven point on PlayStation 4 hardware costs, says IHS

Nov 20, 15:16

For the past seven years, Sony has offered various revisions of the PlayStation 3 console, many of which were sold at a loss. However, with the new PlayStation 4, Sony has produced...

SK Hynix starts full-scale mass production of 16nm NAND flash

Nov 20, 10:23

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.

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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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