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Toshiba gearing up for low-cost eMMC solutions

Oct 28, 11:06

Toshiba will launch low-cost eMMC solutions for use in entry-level and mid-range smartphones and tablets around the end of the fourth quarter, 2013, according to sources at memory...

Samsung 3Q13 operating profits rise 26% to new record

Oct 25, 15:06

Samsung Electronics saw its operating profits increase about 26% on year to more than KRW10 trillion (US$9 billion) in the third quarter of 2013, buoyed mainly by significant growth...

Tablets and smartphones still driving semiconductor growth, says firm

Oct 25, 12:01

Media tablets and smartphones have been the two most significant drivers of semiconductor growth for the last few years, according to market analyst firm Semiconductor Intelligence...

Winbond posts profits for two consecutive quarters

Oct 24, 16:04

Winbond Electronics continued to generate net profits in the third quarter of 2013 – the second quarter in a row after the company posted losses over the previous six quarter...

Nanya, Inotera 4Q13 outlook optimistic

Oct 24, 13:49

Nanya Technology expects its revenues to register double-digit sequential growth with higher profits in the fourth quarter, while fellow DRAM company Inotera Memories is set to see...

Nanya, Inotera 3Q13 profits soar

Oct 23, 16:03

Nanya Technology and Inotera Memories saw their net profits soar in the third quarter of 2013, thanks to rising DRAM prices.

DRAM contract prices rise 6% in early October, says DRAMeXchange

Oct 22, 15:18

DRAM contract prices rose about 6% in the first half of October, with prices for mainstream 4GB modules reaching US$34, according to DRAMeXchange. The price growth was mainly due...

Winbond expands ties with contract partner

Oct 21, 14:38

Niche-market memory specialist Winbond Electronics will continue to contract Powerchip Technology to manufacture specialty DRAM products, and is looking to extend the partnership...

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NAND flash contract prices set to fall, says DRAMeXchange

Oct 18, 12:32

Contract prices for mainstream NAND flash chips, which stayed unchanged in the first half of October, are set to fall due to continued high levels of inventory in the supply chain...

DRAM market adjusts to post-PC era as profits soar to 11-quarter high, says IHS

Oct 18, 11:43

Having slimmed down and gained some self-discipline, the DRAM business is posting its highest profits in nearly three years allowing suppliers to thrive despite the decline of the...

Digitimes Research: Global 4Q13 DRAM capacity to reduce 5.7% on SK Hynix China plant fire

Oct 16, 16:07

Global DRAM production has been hit due to a fire at SK Hynix' China fab. Combined production capacity at DRAM producers worldwide during the fourth quarter of 2013 is set to be about...

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Samsung begins construction of new R&D center in Silicon Valley

Oct 16, 12:26

Samsung Electronics plans to open a new R&D center in Silicon Valley to support its growth, open innovation and collaboration activities, according to the South Korea-based ven...

SK Hynix opens flash R&D center in Taiwan

Oct 16, 12:25

SK Hynix announced on October 15 that the company has established a R&D center in Taiwan to strengthen its global R&D competence and customer support.

Gigastone ramps up NAND flash controller chips to 2.5 million in September

Oct 15, 21:47

Flash memory card and drive maker Gigastone, which will debut on Taiwan's emerging stock market on October 21, ramped up its production of NAND flash controller ICs to 2.5 million...

PTI, Walton post mixed 3Q13 results

Oct 15, 15:56

Memory IC backend service specialist Powertech Technology (PTI) saw its third-quarter revenues register an about 1% sequential decrease, while fellow firm Walton Advanced Engineering...

USB 3.0 flash drive demand disappoints

Oct 15, 12:12

Demand for USB 3.0 flash drives has been a disappointment thus far in 2013 with the penetration rate reaching only 10%. Industry observers anticipate the penetration rate will climb...

Micron Hiroshima fab to ramp up mobile DRAM output in 4Q13, say sources

Oct 14, 21:02

Production capacity at Micron Technology's DRAM fab in Hiroshima, Japan, which was formerly owned by Elpida Memory, will ramp up by 20% through upgrading its 30nm process to 25nm,...

Micron swings to profit in fiscal 2013

Oct 14, 14:01

Micron Technology has reported net profits of US$1.71 billion for its fiscal fourth-quarter 2013 compared to profits of US$43 million for the prior quarter and losses of US$243 million...

China IC production reaching 31.9% of IC consumption in 2013, says Information Network

Oct 8, 15:09

Massive investments in China's semiconductor industry is paying off as internal production is making inroads on demand, according to The Information Network.

Nanya, Inotera September revenues rise

Oct 7, 22:29

Nanya Technology and Inotera Memories both saw September revenue increases driven by rising DRAM prices. Nanya has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.805 billion (US$129.5 million)...

4GB DDR3 contract prices to rise by double digit percentage in October

Oct 7, 22:11

DRAM contract prices are set to edge higher in October, with prices for 4GB DDR3 modules soaring by double digits, according to industry sources. October contract prices for mainstream...

Samsung set for another record quarterly profit

Oct 7, 11:49

Samsung Electronics expects to report record operating profits for the third quarter of 2013.

Global chip sales rise for sixth straight month in August 2013, says SIA

Oct 7, 11:44

Worldwide sales of semiconductors increased 1.3% on month to US$25.87 billion in August 2013, marking the sixth-straight month of sequential growth, according to the Semiconductor...

NAND flash moves into next dimension as 3D manufacturing technology overtakes the market, says IHS

Oct 4, 11:59

With conventional semiconductor manufacturing technology soon to reach its limit in the NAND flash segment, suppliers of these memory chips are set to adopt 3D production techniques...

Macronix files patent complaints against Spansion for infringement of 7 flash memory patents

Oct 3, 14:43

Macronix International announced on October 3 that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Spansion LLC and Spansion in the US for infringement of seven Macronix patents...

Third-party semiconductor IP market to rise at 19% CAGR through 2017, says Semico

Oct 2, 14:58

The third-party semiconductor IP market will increase at a CAGR of 19.3% through 2013-2017, while the CAGR for the total semiconductor market is forecast to reach only 5.3% for the...

Powerchip 30nm DRAM production hit by low yield rates

Oct 2, 11:47

A portion of 30nm DRAM production at Powerchip Technology has been hit by low yield rates, affecting about 7,000-8,000 of the wafers that Kingston Technology has booked, according...

Yield problems with Powerchip's 30nm process to further squeeze the supply to the DRAM contract mar

ChipMOS to enjoy mid-to-high single digit sales growth in 3Q13

Oct 1, 22:08

IC backend services company ChipMOS Technologies is expected to see its revenues grow by a mid-to-high single digit rate in the third quarter of 2013 buoyed by strong demand from...

China white-box makers likely to face rising DRAM costs

Sep 26, 11:26

China-based white-box smartphone and tablet manufacturers will have to encounter rising costs of buying DRAM chips if SK Hynix' fire-damaged plant fails to restore full production...

Digitimes Research: Mobile DRAM bit demand to rise 35.5% in 4Q13

Sep 26, 11:20

Mobile DRAM bit demand is set to exceed 400 million gigabits (Gb) in the fourth quarter of 2013, up 35.5% on quarter and over 70% on year, according to Digitimes Research.

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DRAM shortages to widen in October

Sep 25, 15:05

Shortages in the supply of DRAM chips triggered by a fire at the Wuxi plant of SK Hynix are expected to widen in October, according to industry sources, adding that the damaged plant...

Mobile DRAM revenues rise 26% in 2Q13, says IHS

Sep 25, 10:37

Revenues for mobile DRAM reached US$2.8 billion in the second quarter of 2013, up 26% from US$2.2 billion in the first quarter, according to IHS. Growth was driven by a 24.1% increase...

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SanDisk sampling iNAND flash memory for Intel tablets

Sep 24, 16:07

SanDisk has announced that its iNAND Extreme embedded flash drive has been optimized for use in tablets based on Intel's Bay Trail 22nm Atom processor. The memory is being delivered...

Digitimes Research: Standard DRAM bit demand to fall 3.5% in 4Q13

Sep 24, 14:31

Standard DRAM bit demand is set to decline 3.5% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2013, due to stagnant sales of desktops and notebooks and slowing growth in PC memory content,...

Renesas likely to delay plans to exit low-end motherboard MOSFET market, say sources

Sep 23, 15:12

Renesas Electronics is likely to delay its plans to exit the low-end motherboard-use MOSFET market due to strong complaints from downstream clients as well as the recent upsurge in...

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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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