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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.

Inventory of eMMC devices rises, say sources

Nov 19, 11:48

The inventory of eMMC devices has risen along with an increase in NAND flash inventory, prompting chip vendors to sell the embedded memory for a low price, according to industry so...

Micron announces development of parallel processing architecture

Nov 19, 10:48

Micron Technology has unveiled the development of a new computing architecture. The automata processor is an accelerator that leverages the intrinsic parallelism of memory and aims...

Cloudy days for NAND flash as Internet services trump local storage in smartphones and tablets, says IHS

Nov 15, 14:15

The global NAND flash memory market is decelerating in the second half of 2013 as demand diminishes for local data storage in smartphones and tablets, due in part to the rise of cloud-based...

Adata, Transcend post profit drops in 3Q13

Nov 15, 13:57

Memory module firms Adata Technology and Transcend Information both saw their third-quarter net profits register double-digit sequential decreases.

Macronix files petitions with USPTO challenging validity of Spansion patents

Nov 14, 21:32

Macronix International announced on November 14 that the company has filed petitions with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for an inter partes review, challenging the validity...

Global 3Q13 DRAM output value rise 9%, says DRAMeXchange

Nov 14, 16:10

Worldwide DRAM output came to US$9.3 billion in value during third quarter of 2013, up 9% sequentially, according to DRAMeXchange. Samsung Electronics continued to lead the global...

Focus on enterprise SSD: Q&A with OCZ CMO Alex Mei

Nov 14, 15:59

OCZ Technology shifted its corporate focus away from legacy DRAM memory modules in 2011, and has since built on its expertise in high-speed memory to become a leader in the design...

OCZ CMO Alex Mei

Kingston to expand purchases of USB 3.0 flash drive controllers, say sources

Nov 11, 21:25

Kingston Technology reportedly plans to expand its purchases of USB3.0 flash drive components, which is expected to boost the penetration rate for drives with USB 3.0, according to...

SDRAM market to face oversupply on more available 12-inch wafer capacity

Nov 11, 16:03

With more 12-inch wafer foundries engaged in producing specialty DRAM products, an oversupply is likely to take place in the global SDRAM memory market during the fourth quarter of...

InnoDisk to ramp up flash storage device capacity by 50% in 2014

Nov 8, 14:45

Memory storage device maker InnoDisk plans to ramp up its production capacity by 50% to 700,000-800,000 units a month by the end of March 2014, with the increased capacity targeting...

PC DRAM shortage to persist through 2Q14, says Adata

Nov 8, 11:09

Tight supply of PC DRAM chips is set to persist until the second quarter of 2014, which will sustain memory price stability, according to memory module firm Adata Technology.

Walton reports flat October performance

Nov 7, 12:30

Memory-IC packaging and testing firm Walton Advanced Engineering has announced consolidated revenues of NT$800 million (US$27.2 million) for October 2013, flat compared to the prior...

Winbond October sales rise 6%

Nov 7, 11:14

Winbond Electronics, a manufacturer of specialty DRAM (SDRAM), mobile DRAM and NOR flash memory, saw its October sales rise on growth in certain product ASPs and shipments.

IC Insights expects big changes in 2013 chip ranking

Nov 7, 11:12

IC Insights expects significant changes in the ranking amongst the top-20 semiconductor suppliers this year compared to 2012 rankings. Later this month (November 2013), the market...

Nanya, Inotera October sales surge

Nov 6, 14:46

Taiwan-based DRAM memory maker Nanya Technology saw its consolidated revenues surge 81.7% from a year earlier in October 2013, while revenues at Inotera Memories jumped 105.1% on...

Global chip sales hit record US$80.92 billion in 3Q13, says SIA

Nov 6, 14:37

Worldwide sales of semiconductors climbed to a record US$80.92 billion in the third quarter of 2013, up 8.4% from US$74.64 billion in the prior quarter, according to SIA.

NAND flash prices to fall in 4Q13 on falling demand

Nov 5, 21:03

NAND flash contract prices for the fourth quarter of 2013 are set to fall despite a reduction in the global supply, according to industry sources.

NAND market moderates as flash memory loading slackens in devices, says IHS

Nov 5, 15:12

The global NAND flash memory market is showing signs of slowing down in the third and fourth quarters as traditional growth drivers have tapered off in strength, according to IHS.

Inotera likely to post net profits of over NT$10 billion in 4Q13

Nov 4, 21:56

DRAM maker Inotera Memories is expected to post net profits of over NT$10 billion (US$340 million) in the fourth quarter of 2013, buoyed by tight supply of memory chips in the contract...

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    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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