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SSD, eMMC controllers drive Silicon Motion sales growth in 1Q15

Apr 28, 15:25

NAND flash device controller supplier Silicon Motion Technology has reported slight sequential growth in net sales for the first quarter of 2015, driven by rising sales of client...

Silicon Motion to acquire China PCIe SSD firm

Apr 27, 21:54

Silicon Motion Technology has announced that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Shannon Systems, a China-based supplier of enterprise-class PCIe SSD and...

Silicon Motion optimistic about SSD market

Apr 23, 14:04

Silicon Motion Technology president and CEO Wallace Kou has expressed optimism about demand for SSDs and expects the market to move forward with the availability of 3D NAND flash...

Silicon Motion president and CEO Wallace Kou

Memory related device suppliers to break into Taiwan top-10 IC design houses in 2015

Apr 23, 11:07

More memory-related device suppliers including Silicon Motion Technology, Elite Semiconductor Memory Technology (ESMT) and Etron Technology are expected to break into Taiwan's top-10...

SAS to expand solar-grade silicon ingot, wafer capacities

Apr 2, 14:04

Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) will expand annual production capacity for solar-grade crystalline silicon ingots and wafers from 900MWp and 850MWp respectively in 2014 to 1.1GWp...

Taiwan university develops silicon slurry recycling process

Mar 30, 11:35

The Department of Resources Engineering under National Cheng Kung University in southern Taiwan has developed a method to separate high-purity silicon and silicon carbide from silicon...

Silicon wafer shipments reach record level in 2014, says SEMI

Feb 10, 20:15

SEMI has reported that worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased 11% to a record high of 10.098 billion square inches in 2014.

Silicon Motion reports record 2014 sales

Jan 27, 21:28

Silicon Motion Technology saw its revenues climb to a record high of US$289 million in 2014, thanks to strong growth in sales generated from its eMMC controller business, according...

Silicon Motion reportedly grabs SSD controller orders from Intel, SanDisk and Micron

Jan 7, 10:56

Silicon Motion Technology, a developer of NAND flash device controllers, has obtained orders for SSDs from Intel, SanDisk and Micron Technology, according to industry sources. New...

Silicon Motion reportedly hires former SK Hynix executive

Jan 6, 10:51

Silicon Motion Technology, a designer of NAND flash memory controllers, has reportedly hired a former SK Hynix senior VP to develop new strategies for the company for the next 5-10...

Semiconductor wafer market to be steady over next 2-3 years, says GlobalWafers chairwoman

Nov 18, 14:36

As global demand for semiconductor-grade silicon wafers will steadily grow and global supply will not increase until 2017, the global market will remain steady over the next 2-3 years,...

Silicon wafer shipments increase in 3Q14, says SEMI

Nov 11, 20:22

SEMI has reported that worldwide silicon wafer area shipments registered increases sequentially and on year in the third quarter of 2014.

SAS obtains Taiwan patent for polycrystalline silicon wafer process

Oct 20, 15:08

Crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has obtained from Taiwan's Intellectual Property Office a patent for a process to grow polycrystalline silicon...

GET not to expand solar wafer capacity

Oct 15, 15:24

Green Energy Technology (GET) has no plans to expand in-house solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer production capacity, company president Swean Lin said at an October 14 press conference...

Digitimes Research: Silicon Works expected to expand non-LCD driver IC revenues thanks to LG

Oct 14, 15:33

Although Silicon Works' revenues from the LCD driver IC (LDI) business dropped 8.1% on year and reached KRW128.7 billion (US$120 million) in the first half of 2014 because of two...

Phison, Silicon Motion land SSD controller orders from Toshiba, Lite-On

Oct 7, 22:18

NAND flash controller IC vendors Phison Electronics and Silicon Motion Technology have reportedly landed SSD controller chip orders from Toshiba and Lite-On Technology, respectively,...

TSMC, ARM announce silicon validation of ARM Cortex CPUs on 16nm FinFET process

Oct 1, 12:02

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and ARM have jointly announced the results from a key FinFET silicon validation of the ARM big.LITTLE implementation, using ARM Cortex-A57...

Silicon Motion announces single-channel UHS-II SD card controller solution

Sep 22, 12:03

Silicon Motion Technology has introduced the SM2704 single-channel UHS-II SD card controller solution. The SM2704 supports the highest-level SD card standards: UHS-II bus interface...

China turns out 18.0GWp of solar-grade silicon wafers in 1H14, says CPIA

Sep 19, 11:19

China-based solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer makers recorded a total output of 18.0GWp in the first half of 2014, increasing 20% on year, according to the China Photovoltaic...

China, Taiwan solar-grade silicon wafer makers plan to hike prices

Sep 2, 22:52

China- and Taiwan-based solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer makers, in view of growing demand for PV systems in the China market, plan to increase quotes from US$0.88-0.89/wafer...

Silicon Motion launches new SATA 6Gb/s SSD controller chip

Aug 8, 12:04

Silicon Motion Technology has introduced its latest SATA 6Gb/s SSD controller solution, the SM2256, supporting 1Xnm triple-level cell (TLC) NAND from all major NAND suppliers.

Silicon Motion looks to 15-20% sequential revenue growth in 3Q14

Aug 1, 11:33

Silicon Motion Technology expects its revenues to increase 15-20% sequentially in the third quarter of 2014, from US$69.41 million a quarter earlier. Third-quarter gross margin will...

Motech sees decreased orders in the wake of US anti-subsidy tax

Jun 26, 19:36

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Motech Industries has seen significantly decreased orders from China-based PV module makers, according to company president and CEO Chang Peng-heng,...

Tapping the power of mobile devices through connectivity: Silicon Image on HDMI, MHL and Wireless HD

Jun 3, 12:34

Silicon Image is a semiconductor IP company whose expertise is connecting boxes to displays. The company develops semiconductor IP based on industry standards it has helped develop...

David Kuo, senior director of marketing, mobile devices at Silicon Image

Some Taiwan solar wafer makers mulling merger with China firms

May 9, 16:24

Major China-based solar wafer makers reportedly have contacted Taiwan-based fellow makers about the possibility of mergers. Taiwan-based makers, due to continued operating losses...

Silicon Motion 1Q14 performance beats guidance

Apr 30, 14:50

Silicon Motion Technology has announced net sales of US$52.8 million for the first quarter of 2014, increasing 1% from the previous quarter, and beating its guidance for a flat performance...

GCL-Poly aims at solar wafer capacity of 11.5GWp in 2014, say reports

Apr 29, 16:08

China-based GCL-Poly Energy Holdings aims to increase its annual production capacity for solar-grade crystalline silicon wafers to 11.5GWp, according to China-based media reports.

Digitimes Research: Korea-based Silicon Works looks to ramp up LCD driver IC shipments for Ultra TVs

Apr 16, 16:02

Optimizing its experience of shipping LCD driver ICs for HD displays used in iPads, Korea-based Silicon Works is expected to ramp up its shipments of display driver ICs for Ultra...

Prices for solar-grade silicon wafers may rise to US$1.15 in 2Q14, says Gigastorage chairman

Mar 4, 15:16

If spot market prices for polysilicon rise to US$23-24/kg in the second quarter of 2014, then quotes for a solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer are likely to be hiked to US$1.15,...

Silicon reclaim wafer market increases 14% in 2013, says SEMI

Feb 19, 12:55

The worldwide reclaim wafer market is estimated at US$460 million in 2013 and is forecast to reach US$493 million by 2015, according to SEMI. Both revenues and number of wafers reclaimed...

Silicon wafer revenues decline in 2013, says SEMI

Feb 11, 15:51

Worldwide silicon wafer revenues declined by 13% in 2013 compared to 2012, while silicon wafer area shipments increased 0.4%, according to SEMI.

Wah Lee to see strong sales of silicon wafers in 1Q14

Feb 5, 14:22

Semiconductor material distributor Wah Lee Industrial is expected to see its revenues decrease within a range of 5% in the first quarter of 2014 thanks to strong sales of silicon...

Prices for solar-grade silicon wafers on the rise, says Eversol chairman

Jan 22, 21:02

Quotes for a solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer have risen from US$1 in December 2013 to US$1.05 currently, and are expected to rise to US$1.08 in February and further to US$1.10...

Silicon Motion aims at 20-25% global market share for eMMC in 2014

Jan 20, 22:23

Saloon Motion Technology, a Taiwan-based design house of NAND flash and specialty RF IC microcontroller units (MCUs), attained a global market share of 10-15% for its eMMC MCUs in...

Solar-grade silicon wafer prices on the rise, says SAS chairman

Jan 20, 11:39

Prices for solar-grade crystalline silicon wafers have risen from US$0.92-0.93 in the second half of 2013 to US$1 at the end of the year, and further to US$1-1.05 currently. Prices...

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    Samsung 30nm 32GB RDIMM

    Samsung Electronics has announced the development of 32GB DDR3 registered dual Inline memory modules (RDIMMs) that use 3D through silicon via (TSV) package technology. Its 30nm-class...

    Photo: Company, Aug 22.

  • Intel+22nm+3D+tri%2Dgate+transistor+

    Intel 22nm 3D tri-gate transistor

    Intel will introduce a 3D transistor design called Tri-Gate, first disclosed by Intel in 2002, into high-volume manufacturing at the 22nm node in an Intel chip codenamed Ivy Bridge...

    Photo: Company, May 6.

  • Silicon+Power+V20+SSD

    Silicon Power V20 SSD

    Silicon Power has announced a new 2.5-inch SATA SSD series, the V20, built using the latest SandForce controller. The new V20 series delivers up to 285MB/s read and 275MB/s write...

    Photo: Company, Feb 22.

  • Altatech+AltaSight+SL300+inspection+system

    Altatech AltaSight SL300 inspection system

    Altatech Semiconductor has announced silicon wafer maker Siltronic is evaluating its AltaSight SL300 inspection system to verify the tool's capabilities for use in wafer manufacturing...

    Photo: Company, Jun 29.

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    Innovative Silicon floating-body DRAM on bulk silicon

    IP vendor Innovative Silicon has announced its floating-body memory technology, dubbed "Z-RAM," is now constructed on bulk silicon. The Z-RAM technology can be operated at less than...

    Photo: Company, Mar 22.

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