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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...

Gigastone steps into NAND flash controller ICs

Sep 18, 13:09

Taiwan-based flash memory card and drive maker Gigastone has stepped into development and production of NAND flash controller ICs, according to company chairman Wang Li-min.

ITE Tech spins off NAND flash unit

Aug 27, 11:38

IC design house ITE Tech has spun off its NAND flash unit to form a new company, Embestor, which will focus on the development of NAND flash controller ICs. The parent company will...

InComm shifts focus to smart card solutions

Aug 23, 12:25

InComm Technologies is among Taiwan-based suppliers of NAND flash device controller ICs looking to transform their businesses. The firm has shifted its focus to smart card controllers...

Phison posts profit growth in 1H13 on embedded NAND flash controller sales

Aug 16, 11:24

Taiwan-based Phison Electronics, which supplies NAND-device controller ICs to customers such as Toshiba and Kingston Technology, has reported profit growth for the first half of 2013...

SK Hynix reportedly buys eMMC unit from Innostor

Aug 12, 21:21

SK Hynix recently acquired a department of Taiwan-based Innostor Technology specializing in the design of eMMC device controller chips, according to industry sources.

Silicon Motion sees SSD and embedded controllers drive growth

Jul 30, 14:42

Silicon Motion Technology has announced net sales for the second quarter of 2013 increased 2% sequentially with net profits rising 53% on quarter. The company credited the growth...

SK Hynix in-house develops embedded NAND controllers

Jul 29, 20:46

While announcing its financial results for the second quarter of 2013, SK Hynix disclosed that the firm is looking to boost its competitiveness in the SSD field by releasing products...

Commentary: NAND flash controller industry headed for consolidation

Jul 3, 14:40

With more NAND flash memory chips designed into embedded applications, such as eMMC devices and solid-state drives (SSD), memory controller IC firms incapable of providing technologies...

Taiwan IC design houses reducing exposure in NAND flash controller market

Jun 17, 21:35

As more NAND flash memory chips are designed into embedded applications, Taiwan-based IC design houses have shifted their attention away from the memory controller IC segment with...


Demand for NAND flash controller market diminishing, says Phison chairman

Mar 1, 11:25

Demand for flash-based microSD cards will drop significantly as feature phones are gradually losing ground to smartphones, which will result in a dwindling NAND flash memory controller...

Etron to hit 10 million USB 3.0 flash drive controller milestone in 2013

Feb 20, 13:45

Etron Technology is expected to see its cumulative shipments of USB 3.0 flash drive controllers surpass 10 million units in 2013, up significantly from the current one million units...

Samsung selling stake in Skymedi

Jan 14, 10:09

Samsung Electronics, through its investment arm Samsung Venture Investment Corporation (SVIC), has started disposing of its Skymedi shares since January 10, raising speculation that...

SSD maker CoreSolid Storage ceases operations

Dec 5, 22:04

CoreSolid Storage, a SSD joint venture between TDK and Power Quotient International (PQI), has suspended its operations due largely to fierce competition in the industrial-specific...

VIA Labs to roll out new USB 3.0 flash drive controllers built on 85nm

Dec 3, 14:23

VIA Labs, a subsidiary of VIA Technologies specializing in USB 3.0 integrated chip controllers, will roll out new solutions for USB flash drives in December. The new VIA VL752-series...

Memory module firms move forward with diversification, says Kingmax Digital

Nov 16, 10:29

Competition has become more intense in the memory module business, encouraging companies to diversify their product offerings, according to Joe Liu, chairman for Kingmax Digital....

Etron to swing back to profitability in 2Q13

Nov 7, 15:57

Etron Technology is expected to enjoy robust growth in shipments of USB 3.0 flash device controllers in 2013, which will help the company swing back to profitability, according to...

Skymedi narrows losses in 3Q12

Oct 16, 22:05

NAND flash controller IC vendor Skymedi saw its losses before taxes narrow to NT$170 million (US$5.79 million) in the third quarter of 2012 from NT$190 million recorded in the second...

NAND flash demand likely to pick up in September-October

Sep 11, 13:16

Most NAND flash device makers posted flat performance in August, but makers believe sales of new iPhones as well as other new smartphones, tablet PCs and ultrabooks will stir up demand...

ASMedia office raided in IPR row

Sep 3, 10:54

Law enforcement authorities have raided ASMedia Technology's office in an investigation reportedly over alleged infringement on intellectual property rights related to its USB 3.0...

ASMedia USB 3.0 chips reportedly attract orders from Seagate

Phison announces EPS of NT$7.13 for 1H12

Newswatch - Aug 23, 13:52

NAND flash controller IC vendor Phison Electronics has announced net profits of NT$588 million (US$19.59 million) for the second quarter of 2012, decreasing 14.4% from the previous...

Silicon Motion reports slight profit increase for 2Q12

Newswatch - Jul 30, 12:08

Silicon Motion Technology has announced its net sales increased 8.8% on quarter to US$69.7 million in the second quarter of 2012, while net income (non-GAAP) increased to US$14.6...

Transcend June sales up almost 10%

Jul 9, 14:22

Memory module maker Transcend Information saw its June revenues increase almost 10% sequential thanks to stabilizing memory chip prices. Revenues saw on-month growth for the second...

Faraday to supply controllers for Samsung 1Xnm NAND chips, says report

Newswatch - Jun 27, 14:51

IC design service provider Faraday Technology will likely land orders from Samsung Electronics for non-recurring engineering (NRE) designs for the development of next-generation NAND...

SK Hynix to buy US chip-controller developer

Jun 20, 13:46

SK Hynix today (June 20) announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire California-based Link_A_Media Devices (LAMD), a developer of memory-chip controllers.

NAND flash controller designers post mixed earnings results in 1Q12

May 3, 01:10

Major suppliers of NAND flash device controller ICs have reported mixed earnings results for the first quarter of 2012, showing their diverse capabilities in making a smooth transition...

Taiwan USB 3.0 controller IC designers focus on peripherals

Apr 11, 15:28

The upcoming launch of Intel's Ivy Bridge processors is expected to ignite a wave of replacement in USB flash drives, which Taiwan-based suppliers of flash device controllers identify...

Etron shipping USB 3.0 flash drive controllers

Apr 2, 15:12

Etron Technology has started shipping the company's in-house developed 2- and 4-channel USB flash drive controller chips, and its single-channel ones are currently sampling with customers,...

Phison aims for 2012 profit growth

Feb 17, 01:05

Phison Electronics, which supplies controller ICs to customers including Toshiba and Kingston Technology, expects to report another profit growth for 2012 thanks to rising shipments...

Phison chairman Khein Seng Pua

Phison posts 2011 pre-tax EPS of NT$16.69

Feb 2, 01:00

Phison Electronics has announced it made solid earnings in 2011 thanks to its cost advantage over fellow flash memory controller firms. The company is migrating to 55nm processing...

Silicon Motion gearing up for USB 3.0, eMMC controllers

Dec 20, 14:21

Silicon Motion will soon introduce a lineup of its USB 3.0 controller chips, and is eyeing to be among the top-3 players in the market segment in 2012, according to company president...

Silicon Motion president and CEO Wallace Kou

Skymedi, JMicron report growth in October revenues

Nov 11, 01:20

NAND flash controller design houses Skymedi and JMicron Technology have both posted sequential sales growth in October, with the latter setting the highest monthly level for 2011.

Transcend revenues decrease in October

Nov 9, 11:47

Memory module firm Transcend Information has reported a 15% sequential decline in October revenues, citing the impact of the economic slowdown in Europe and the US and supply chain...

Phison sees order visibility extend to 1H November, says paper

Newswatch - Oct 3, 16:46

NAND flash controller IC maker Phison Electronics has seen its order visibility extend to the first half of November thanks to increasing demand for NAND flash-based SSDs used in...

Alcor Micro to buy back shares

Newswatch - Aug 22, 10:24

USB controller designer Alcor Micro plans to buy back up to 3.65% of its outstanding shares and will then transfer the shares to its employees, according to a resolution passed by...

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