Memoright expands presence in eMCP field
Aug 22, 10:29
Memoright has grown its customer base in the handset eMCP field with monthly shipments already surpassing one million devices, according to company president Alex Kuo.
Global 2Q16 mobile DRAM revenues increase 17%, says DRAMeXchange
Aug 19, 12:35
Global sales of mobile DRAM increased 17.2% sequentially to US$3.93 billion in the second quarter of 2016, according to DRAMeXchange. Rising smartphone shipments from China-based vendors including Huawei, Oppo and Vivo, as well as the overall bit supply, led to the revenue increase.
Phison to merge subsidiaries
Stockwatch - Aug 17, 22:14
Taiwan-based Phison Electronics has disclosed plans to consolidate the company's resources by merging with two offshore subsidiaries, which have been embroiled in a US$40 million accounting fraud.
NAND flash vendors raising quotes on tight supply
Aug 17, 15:41
NAND flash vendors have increased chip prices citing strong demand for new smartphones particularly the iPhone 7 featuring up to 256GB of storage, according to industry sources. Prices will keep soaring until the fourth quarter of 2016.
Micron, Silicon Motion team up for UFS solutions
Aug 17, 11:07
Micron Technology is working with its controller partner Silicon Motion Technology to develop controller solutions for Universal Flash Storage (UFS) chips, according to industry sources. The pair is already partnering for SSD controller solutions.
DRAM market set to fall 19% in 2016, says IC Insights
Aug 15, 10:17
The year 2016 is not expected to be a good one for the total memory market and the main culprit is DRAM, according to IC Insights. Declining shipments of desktop and notebook computers, the biggest users of DRAM, as well as declining tablet shipments and slowing growth of smartphone units have created...
Phison posts NT$9.58 EPS for 1H16
Aug 12, 09:59
Memory device controller supplier Phison Electronics has reported net profits of NT$1.88 billion (US$60.2 million) for the first half of 2016. EPS for the six-month period reached NT$9.58, up 4.7% from a year earlier.
Powerchip nets NT$1.39 in 1Q16 EPS
Aug 11, 10:27
Foundry chipmaker Powerchip Technology has reported net profits of NT$3.08 billion (US$99.6 million) for the first half of 2016, down 45% from a year ago. EPS for the six-month period came to NT$1.39.
Adata 2Q16 profits fall 26.5%
Aug 11, 10:23
Memory module firm Adata Technology has announced net profits for the second quarter of 2016 declined 26.5% sequentially to NT$88.25 million (US$2.85 million). EPS for the quarter came to NT$0.41.
Micron intros mobile 3D NAND solution for smartphones
Aug 11, 10:20
Micron Technology has introduced the company's first 3D NAND memory technology optimized for mobile devices and its first products based on the UFS 2.1 standard. Micron's initial mobile 3D NAND-based 32GB solution is targeted specifically for the high and mid-end smartphone segments which make up approximately...
Inotera names new CFO
Aug 10, 11:06
DRAM maker Inotera Memories has announced the appointment of Richard Mealey-Ozawa as company CFO effective August 9, 2016.
Transcend Information sees July revenues decline
Stockwatch - Aug 9, 16:00
Transcend Information has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.769 billion (US$56.29 million) for July 2016, representing a 4.44% drop on month and 15.38% drop on year.
Taiwan memory chipmakers post revenue growth for July
Aug 9, 11:20
Specialty DRAM and flash chipmaker Winbond Electronics has disclosed revenues for July 2016 climbed to the highest since August 2010, while mask ROM and flash specialist Macronix International's July revenues soared to a 21-month high. Meanwhile, DRAM firm Nanya Technology saw its July revenues increase...
Memory chip industry set for an uptick in 3Q16
Aug 3, 16:10
The memory chip industry is set for an upturn in the third quarter of 2016 as inventories in the market have almost been cleared in the last two quarters and price hikes have become more apparent, according to industry sources.
XMC announces establishment of Yangtze River Storage Tech
Aug 2, 11:04
Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing (XMC) has announced the establishment of Yangtze River Storage Technology (YRST), which will be formed with goverment subsidies and investments from several government-owned groups.
Winbond posts NT$0.18 EPS for 2Q16
Jul 29, 10:51
Winbond Electronics has performed relatively stably compared to other Taiwan-based memory chipmakers. The maker of specialty DRAM and flash memory chips has reported EPS of NT$0.18 (US$0.01) for the second quarter of 2016, and EPS of NT$0.40 for the first half of the year.
Western Digital announces 64-layer 3D NAND technology
Jul 29, 10:45
Western Digital has successfully developed next-generation 3D NAND technology, BiCS3, with 64 layers of vertical storage capability, according to the company. Pilot production of the new technology has commenced at its Yokkaichi, Japan joint venture facilities and initial output is expected later in...
Macronix remains in the red
Jul 28, 21:31
Taiwan-based Macronix International, a manufacturer of flash and mask ROM memory chips mainly for consumer electronics applications, saw its net losses improve to NT$691 million (US$21.6 million) in the second quarter of 2016 from losses of NT$891 million in the prior quarter. EPS for the most recent...
Samsung 2Q16 operating profits rise 18% on brisk smartphone sales
Jul 28, 15:11
Samsung Electronics has announced operating profits of KRW8.14 trillion (US$7.24 billion) for the second quarter of 2016, up 21.9% on quarter and 18% from a year earlier, while revenues increased 2.3% sequentially and 4.9% on year to KRW50.94 trillion.
Nanya, Inotera deals with Micron still proceeding
Jul 28, 09:49
Taiwan-based DRAM makers Nanya Technology and Inotera Memories have both reached deals with Micron Technology of the US, which will have Inotera become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Micron, and have Nanya subscribe to up to NT$31.5 billion (US$958 million) worth of new Micron shares. The deals continue...
Nanya 2Q16 profits fall
Jul 27, 21:28
DRAM maker Nanya Technology has announced net profits for the second quarter of 2016 declined 78.5% sequentially to NT$397 million (US$87.6 million) with EPS reaching NT$0.14.
SK Hynix profits fall
Jul 26, 13:48
SK Hynix has announced consolidated revenues increased 8% sequentially to KRW3.94 trillion (US$3.47 billion) in the second quarter of 2016 thanks to "increased product shipments beyond expectation, courtesy of memory demand recovery." However, due to falling prices of memory chips, SK Hynix'...
Fab tool book-to-bill slips
Jul 22, 14:41
North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.00 in June, down from 1.09 in May, according to SEMI.
Micron to acquire Cando plant
Jul 21, 22:11
Micron Technology plans to buy touch panel maker Cando's plant in central Taiwan, which will be operated by Powertech Technology (PTI) to provide the US memory vendor packaging and testing services, according to industry sources.
Commentary: Micron losses set to continue
Jul 19, 14:05
Micron Technology has announced that it will continue to suffer losses in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 (June-August 2016), marking three consecutive quarterly losses. The losses are expected to come despite the fact that it has begun producing DRAM chips with a 20nm process, and rivals Samsung...
Micron intros SLC NAND flash for IoT and automotive
Jul 15, 16:02
Micron Technology has announced its newest embedded SLC NAND flash optimized for the next generation of Internet of Things (IoT) and automotive applications. Available with differing interfaces to accommodate design, Micron's second-generation serial (SPI) NAND and fifth-generation parallel SLC NAND,...
Micron likely to soon finalize deal for Inotera
Jul 14, 15:00
Micron Technology executives including CEO Mark Durcan and CFO Ernie Maddock have already arrived in Taiwan raising speculation that the US firm will finalize its planned deal to acquire DRAM firm Inotera Memories as early as tomorrow (July 15).
Inotera buys equipment from Canon
Stockwatch - Jul 13, 11:48
Inotera Memories has announced a purchase of semiconductor equipment from Canon for NT$787 million (US$24.5 million).
Nanya June revenues rise, Inotera fall
Stockwatch - Jul 11, 16:11
DRAM maker Nanya Technology saw its June revenues increase 5.7% sequentially while fellow company Inotera Memories' revenues fell 6.3% on month.
Phison posts record 2Q16 revenues
Jul 8, 10:03
Memory device controller supplier Phison Electronics saw its second-quarter revenues climb to a record high of NT$10.46 billion (US$323.4 million).
Winbond, Macronix post mixed June results
Jul 7, 15:34
Non-PC memory specialist Macronix International saw its June revenues decrease 2.3% sequentially while fellow company Winbond Electronics' revenues registered a 1.9% on-month increase.
Adata June revenues rise
Jul 7, 14:37
Memory module maker Adata Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$1.88 billion (US$58.2 million) for June 2016, up 22.6% sequentially and 25.7% on year.
Global semiconductor sales up slightly in May, says SIA
Jul 7, 10:11
Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$26.0 billion for the month of May 2016, an increase of 0.4% compared to the previous month's total of US$25.9 billion, but a decrease of 7.7% compared to the May 2015 total of US$28.1 billion, according to SIA.