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PTI revenues hit record for 4th straight month

Dec 7, 22:06

Packaging and testing company Powertech Technology (PTI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.61 billion (US$145 million) for November 2016, hitting a monthly record for the fourth consecutive month.

DRAM contract prices rise to US$18 in November, says DRAMeXchange

Dec 7, 15:50

Prices in both the contract and spot markets for PC DRAM memory rose in October and November, according to DRAMeXchange. The average contract price of mainstream 4GB modules rose about 2.9% sequentially to US$18 in November.

Winbond, Macronix post decreased November revenues

Dec 7, 15:43

Winbond Electronics and Macronix International have reported sequential decreases in consolidated revenues for November 2016 of 3.7% and 11.1%, respectively.

Top-5 semiconductor vendors to hold a combined 41% market share in 2016, says IC Insights

Dec 7, 13:53

Vigorous M&A activity in 2015 and 2016 has reshaped the landscape of the semiconductor industry, with the top companies now controlling a much greater percentage of market share, according to IC Insights.

Global October chip sales increase, says SIA

Dec 6, 21:11

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$30.5 billion for the month of October 2016, an increase of 3.4% from the previous month's total of US$29.5 billion and 5.1% higher than the October 2015 total of US$29.0 billion, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).

Nanya posts revenue growth in November

Dec 6, 21:06

DRAM maker Nanya Technology has announced consolidated revenues for November 2016 increased about 5% sequentially and 19% on year to NT$4.01 billion (US$125.5 million).

Micron accelerates adoption of all-flash data centers with 8TB SSD

Dec 6, 11:04

Micron Technology has introduced its new enterprise SATA SSD family, the 5100 series, available in three models offering up to 8TB of storage.

Nanya completes acquisition of Micron shares

Dec 6, 11:02

Nanya Technology has announced the completion of its investment in Micron through private placement, and expects Micron's takeover of Inotera Memories to materialize on December 6.

Nanya president Pei-Ing Lee

Intel to push SSD products for 4 major markets in 2017

Dec 2, 16:12

Seeing demand for NAND flash storage rising and memory makers accelerating their development of 3D NAND flash products, Intel is planning to begin mass producing new 3D NAND flash products in 2017 to compete for datacenter, professional, consumer and embedded markets, which may pose a challenge for...

TSMC lands new 28nm chip orders for UFS controllers

Dec 2, 11:14

Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has obtained 28nm chip orders for UFS memory devices from SK Hynix, Silicon Motion Technology and Phison Electronics, according to industry sources.

Global 3Q16 NAND flash market posts 19.6% increase, says DRAMeXchange

Dec 1, 22:14

Output value for the global NAND flash industry increased 19.6% sequentially to US$10.23 billion in the third quarter of 2016, according to DRAMeXchange.

Kingston to restructure its Asia-Pacific operations

Nov 29, 11:05

Memory module supplier Kingston Technology has disclosed plans to restructure its sales and marketing team in Asia Pacific, and will implement a mechanism to avoid employees from violating the company's ethics policy.

Walton profits to surge in 4Q16

Nov 28, 22:32

Walton Advanced Engineering has started fulfilling orders for DRAM testing placed by Micron Technology in the fourth quarter, which will boost the backend house's operating profits, according to a recent Chinese-language Commercial Times report.

Adata disposes of Nanya shares

Stockwatch - Nov 24, 22:13

Adata Technology has announced plans to sell all its Nanya Technology shares, with the total transaction estimated at NT$333.46 million (US$10.45 million), according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange.

Global 3Q16 mobile DRAM revenues increase 16.8%, says DRAMeXchange

Nov 24, 22:10

Global sales of mobile DRAM increased 16.8% sequentially to US$4.59 billion in the third quarter of 2016, according to DRAMeXchange. Smartphone vendors were engaged in inventory build-ups during the quarter, while prices have been rising, said the price tracker.

DRAM contract prices to rise 15% in 1Q17, says DRAMeXchange

Nov 22, 22:36

DRAM contract prices are expected to rise about 15% sequentially in the first quarter of 2017 with prices for mainstream 4GB modules reaching US$20 on average, according to DRAMeXchange.

China firms headhunting talent from Taiwan fabless and DRAM companies

Nov 22, 15:35

China's emerging memory companies have been aggressively headhunting talent from Taiwan-based fabless and DRAM firms, according to industry sources.

GigaDevice to merge with ISSI, say sources

Nov 22, 10:56

Trading in GigaDevice Semiconductor has been suspended on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE), paving the way for the NOR flash specialist to obtain shares of Integrated Silicon Solution (ISSI), according to industry sources.

Phison Jan-Oct pre-tax profits approach almost 2015 level

Stockwatch - Nov 21, 22:52

Phison Electronics' pre-tax profits totaled NT$4.42 billion (US$138.6 million) in the first 10 months of 2016, approaching nearly the NT$4.47 billion reported for all of 2015, according to the NAN flash device controller supplier.

Global DRAM revenues rise 15.8% in 3Q16, says DRAMeXchange

Nov 17, 22:11

Sales in the global DRAM market increased 15.8% sequentially in the third quarter of 2016, buoyed by rising prices, according to DRAMeXchange.

Taiwan IC production value to fall 4.8% in 4Q16, says IEK

Nov 16, 14:38

Taiwan's IC production value is forecast to decline 4.8% sequentially to NT$627.7 billion (US$19.8 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center (IEK) of the Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI).

Nvidia and MediaTek fastest-growing semiconductor companies for 2016, says IC Insights

Nov 16, 14:06

The top-20 semiconductor companies' sales are forecast to increase by 3% in 2016, according to IC Insights. Among them, five companies are forecast to enjoy double-digit sales growth in 2016 while four are expected to experience double-digit decreases.

Macronix QSPI memory selected by ST

Nov 15, 14:24

STMicroelectronics has adopted Macronix International's solution in its new ARM Cortex-M7 based MCUs for applications ranging from portable or wearable consumer devices, smart-building and industrial controllers, smart appliances, to personal or point-of-care medical equipment, according to the Taiwan-based...

Three major China firms gearing up to enter DRAM market

Nov 14, 16:03

Yangtze River Storage Technology (YRST), Fujian Jin Hua Integrated Circuit, and a joint venture set up by GigaDevice Semiconductor and the Hefei city government of China's Anhui province, are all gearing up to compete in the DRAM field and targeting to become China's largest DRAM producer, according...

China DRAM to rise

Macronix unveils low-pin-count OctaBus memory subsystem solution for IoT and auto electronics markets

Nov 14, 10:01

Macronix International has unveiled a new-generation 12 pin-count bus interface. The design keeps the high speed, high efficiency features of OctaFlash and uses only 12 pins, sharing the same data I/O, to enable simplicity in system design and optimizes PCB space, resulting in significant cost savings...

Global 3Q16 silicon wafer shipments increase, says SEMI

Nov 10, 10:41

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased during the third quarter of 2016 when compared to the second quarter, according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its quarterly analysis of the silicon wafer industry.

Nanya announces investment in Micron

Nov 10, 10:31

Nanya Technology's board of directors has approved plans to acquire an about 5% stake in Micron Technology for a total of NT$31.26 billion (US$997.5 million), according to the Taiwan-based DRAM maker.

Transcend revenues drop on year in October

Stockwatch - Nov 9, 15:39

Transcend Information has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.985 billion (US$63.23 million) for October 2016, representing a 6.67% increase on month and 9.67% drop on year.

Toshiba to build new fab for 3D flash memory

Nov 9, 13:42

Toshiba has announced the outline schedule for the construction of a state-of-the-art fabrication facility at Yokkaichi Operations in Mie, Japan, for expanded production of BiCS FLASH, its proprietary 3D flash memory.

PTI enjoys another month of record revenues

Stockwatch - Nov 7, 20:34

Powertech Technology (PTI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.45 billion (US$141.55 million) for October 2016, hitting a monthly record for the third consecutive month.

Winbond October revenues up, Macronix down

Stockwatch - Nov 7, 20:29

Non-PC memory specialist Winbond Electronics saw its October revenues increase 2.2% sequentially while fellow company Macronix International's revenues fell 12.8% on month.

Nanya October revenues up, Inotera down

Stockwatch - Nov 7, 20:25

DRAM chipmaker Nanya Technology saw its October revenues increase 9.3% sequentially while Inotera's revenues fell 8.7% on month.

Transcend 3Q16 net profits fall to 23-quarter low

Stockwatch - Nov 4, 11:04

Memory module firm Transcend Information has reported net profits of NT$474 million (US$15 million) for the third quarter of 2016, down 37.8% sequentially and hitting the lowest level in 23 quarters.

Winbond flash chip adopted in MacBook Pro, says report

Nov 3, 16:18

Taiwan-based Winbond Electronics has entered the supply chain for Apple's new MacBook Pro with its flash memory, according to a report by Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA).

DRAM contract prices rise over 20% in October, says DRAMeXchange

Nov 3, 11:16

Average contract prices for PC DRAM memory rose over 20% sequentially in October with prices for 4GB modules coming to US$17.50 compared with US$14.50 in September, according to DRAMeXchange.

Global 3Q16 semiconductor sales increase 11.5%, says SIA

Nov 1, 22:00

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$88.3 billion for the third quarter of 2016, marking the industry's highest-ever quarterly sales and an increase of 11.5% compared to the previous quarter.

NOR flash prices to rise on tight supply, says Macronix chairman

Nov 1, 18:42

NOR flash prices are expected to rise in 2017 due to tight supply, according to Miin Wu, chairman for Taiwan-based Macronix International.

Macronix chairman Miin Wu

Silicon Motion enjoys strong shipments for SSD, eMMC solutions

Nov 1, 11:42

NAND flash device controller supplier Silicon Motion Technology saw revenues generated from its embedded storage products increase over 15% sequentially to account for about 80% of company revenues in the third quarter of 2016.

Macronix swings to profit

Oct 28, 11:00

Macronix International has reported net profits of NT$633 million (US$20 million) for the third quarter of 2016 ending an 18-quarter string of losses. EPS for the third quarter came to NT$0.18.

KYEC posts another quarter of record profits

Oct 26, 22:05

IC testing house King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) has reported net profits of NT$877 million (US$27.8 million) for the third quarter of 2016, up 3.5% sequentially and hitting a record high for the second consecutive quarter. EPS for the quarter came to NT$0.75.

Nanya 3Q16 profits jump; Inotera turns profitable

Oct 26, 22:03

Nanya Technology saw its net profits jump 253% sequentially in the third quarter of 2016, while Inotera Memories returned to profitability.

Phison reports strong pre-tax earnings for 3Q16

Newswatch - Oct 26, 21:52

Phison Electronics, which supplies controller solutions for memory devices, has reported pre-tax profits of NT$1.544 billion (US$48.9 million) for the third quarter of 2016, up 26.88% from the previous quarter. Pre-tax EPS for the quarter stood at NT$7.82.

PTI expects another quarter of record revenues

Oct 26, 11:46

Powertech Technology (PTI) expects its revenues to increase by a low single-digit percentage point sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2016, which will mark the second consecutive quarter of record revenues for the packaging and testing company.

SK Hynix 3Q16 profits rise 60%

Oct 26, 11:41

Memory chipmaker SK Hynix has reported operating profits of KRW726 billion (US$640.5 million) for the third quarter of 2016, up 60% sequentially, while consolidated revenues increased 8% on quarter to KRW4.24 trillion.

Winbond nets NT$0.18 per share for 3Q16

Oct 26, 11:37

Winbond Electronics, a memory chipmaker specializing in specialty DRAM and flash memory, has reported net profits for the third quarter increased 2.7% sequentially to NT$660 million (US$20.9 million). EPS for the quarter came to NT$0.18.

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts September book-to-bill ratio of 1.05

Oct 24, 11:18

North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted US$1.60 billion in orders worldwide in September 2016 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.05, according to SEMI. A book-to-bill of 1.05 means that US$105 worth of orders were received for every US$100 of product...

Samsung rolls out 8GB LPDDR4 DRAM package

Oct 24, 11:15

Samsung Electronics has introduced an 8GB LPDDR4 mobile DRAM package designed for Ultra HD, large-screen devices. The 8GB mobile DRAM package utilizes four of 16Gb LPDDR4 memory chips and 10nm-class process technology.

IC Insights raises 2016 IC market forecast to positive

Oct 20, 15:54

IC Insights has raised its 2016 IC market forecast to 1% growth from negative 2%, and its 2016 IC unit volume shipment growth rate forecast from 4% to 6%. A large portion of this revision is due to a strengthening DRAM market, according to the research firm.

Winbond orders equipment for NT$617 million

Stockwatch - Oct 20, 10:48

Winbond Electronics, a manufacturer of specialty and mobile DRAM, and flash memory for code storage, has disclosed about NT$617 million (US$19.6 million) worth of production equipment it bought from KLA-Tencor.

Winbond to start producing chips on 3x-nm process in 4Q16, says paper

Newswatch - Oct 18, 16:12

Taiwan-based DRAM chipmaker Winbond Electronics will begin volume production of memory chips on a 3x nm process in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report, citing company president Tung-yi Chan.

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