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Value of semiconductor industry M&A agreements already over US$50 billion, says IC Insights

Sep 23, 15:29

After an historic surge in semiconductor merger and acquisition agreements in 2015, the torrid pace of transactions has eased (until recently), but 2016 is already the second-largest year ever for chip industry M&A announcements, according to IC Insights.

Phison board approves consolidation of company and offshore units

Sep 23, 10:38

Taiwan-based Phison Electronics' board of directors has approved plans to obtain 100% of its offshore business Everspeed and all the units under Everspeed including Memoryexchange. The transfer process will be completed by September 30, according to the flash device controller firm.

Toshiba expands 24nm SLC NAND flash lineup to address industrial applications

Sep 22, 22:09

Toshiba America Electronic Components has expanded its family of 24nm single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash memory solutions. The new 16Gb BENAND is housed in an industry-standard 48-pin TSOP package, and offers a combination of high read/write performance, effective write endurance (using 8-bit BCH error...

Innodisk memory modules verified for Apollo Lake CPUs

Newswatch - Sep 21, 15:07

Industrial memory module maker Innodisk is expected to see its revenues hit a new high in September as its DDR3L 1866 memory module has been verified for Intel's Apollo Lake platform. Meanwhile, its car-use SSD products have received E-Mark certification from the EU, according to a Chinese-language...

iPhone 7 materials costs higher than previous versions, IHS says

Sep 21, 14:47

The bill of materials (BOM) for an iPhone 7 equipped with 32GB of NAND flash memory carries US$219.80 in bill of materials costs, according to a preliminary estimate from IHS Markit.

Inotera provides update on acquisition by Micron

Stockwatch - Sep 21, 10:59

Inotera Memories has provided an update on the progress of its share-swap deal with Micron Technology, under which the US firm will buy all the shares it does not own in the Taiwan-based affiliate.

China-based GigaDevice reportedly buys plant from Memoright

Sep 20, 15:08

Beijing-based GigaDevice Semiconductor has reportedly taken over a Memoright plant located in Wuhan, which could pave the way for the China-based NOR flash vendor to step into the SSD and embedded storage field.

Rising NAND flash prices to buoy related suppliers 3Q16 performance

Stockwatch - Sep 20, 00:42

A recent rally in NAND flash prices will buoy sales and profits at related companies including module makers Adata Technology and Apacer Technology, and flash controller IC designer Phison Electronics in the third quarter of 2016, according to a recent Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN)...

US fab-tool book-to-bill ratio stays above parity, says SEMI

Sep 19, 14:55

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.03 in August 2016, having been above parity for nine months in a row, according to the latest data compiled by SEMI.

Global 2Q16 semiconductor equipment billings increase 26%, says SEMI

Sep 14, 14:57

Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$10.5 billion in the second quarter of 2016, according to SEMI. The billings figure was 26% higher than the prior quarter, and 11% above the level a year ago.

Global 2Q16 NAND flash market posts 3.4% increase, says DRAMeXchange

Sep 14, 11:31

Revenues of the global NAND flash industry increased 3.4% sequentially to US$8.55 billion in the second quarter of 2016, according to DRAMeXchange.

Western Digital, Unisplendour form joint venture

Sep 9, 13:53

Western Digital and Unisplendour, a part of China's Tsinghua Unigroup, have announced the launch of their previously-announced joint venture.

IC Insights cuts IoT semiconductor market forecast

Sep 9, 10:54

IC Insights has trimmed back its semiconductor forecast for Internet of Things system functions over the next four years by about US$1.9 billion, mostly because of lower sales projections for connected cities applications (such as smart electric meters and infrastructure), according to the market research...

Global semiconductor sales rebound in July, says SIA

Sep 9, 10:49

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$27.1 billion for the month of July 2016, an increase of 2.6% compared to the previous month's total of US$26.4 billion.

Winbond August revenues up, Macronix down

Sep 8, 11:15

Non-PC memory specialist Winbond Electronics saw its August revenues increase 1.3% sequentially while fellow company Macronix International's revenues registered a 1.6% on-month decrease.

Nanya August revenues up, Inotera down

Stockwatch - Sep 8, 10:58

DRAM maker Nanya Technology saw its August revenues climb to a 7-month high, while Inotera Memories' revenues fell 6.1% on month.

Fab equipment spending trending upwards in 2016 and 2017, says SEMI

Sep 7, 13:44

SEMI has published an August update of its world fab forecast report, which shows increased equipment spending, reaching 4.1% on-year in 2016 and 10.6% in 2017.

DRAM contract prices to rise over 10% in 4Q16, says DRAMeXchange

Sep 7, 12:21

DRAM and NAND flash memory prices are forecast to increase in the fourth quarter of 2016, with contract prices for DRAM set to rise more than 10% sequentially, according to DRAMeXchange.

DRAM prices to rise in 4Q

Phison posts record August revenues

Stockwatch - Sep 6, 14:49

Taiwan-based Phison Electronics, which supplies controller solutions for memory devices, has reported record consolidated revenues of NT$4.45 billion (US$141.8 million) for August 2016.

Fujitsu licenses Nantero technology to produce NRAM

Sep 5, 14:43

Fujitsu Semiconductor and Mie Fujitsu Semiconductor have reached an agreement with US-based Nantero to license Nantero's technology for NRAM, non-volatile RAM using carbon nanotubes, and to conduct joint development towards releasing a product based on 55nm process technology, according to the Japan-based...

Memory-IC design house AP Memory launches tender offer for rival Zentel

Sep 5, 10:55

Taiwan-based mobile-DRAM design specialist AP Memory Technology has announced plans to acquire 50-100% of local rival Zentel Electronics, which is focused more on specialty DRAM products for consumer electronics, networking devices and PC peripherals.

DRAM contract prices continue to rally, says DRAMeXchange

Sep 2, 11:39

DRAM contract prices continued their growth in August with prices for 4GB modules reaching as high as US$14, according to DRAMeXchange.

Kingston becomes largest shareholder of OSE

Aug 30, 11:11

Memory module vendor Kingston Technology has obtained additional shares of Orient Semiconductor Electronics (OSE) transferred from OSE founder and chairman Eugene CY Duh and his wife Mei-Shou Yang, and become the largest shareholder of the Taiwan-based packaging and testing company.

SSD adoption in notebooks to top 50% in 2018, says DRAMeXchange

Aug 30, 11:09

DRAMeXchange has maintained its estimate given earlier in 2016 that the adoption of SSDs in notebooks would exceed 30% in 2016. The proportion is forecast to reach 56% in 2018, according to the research firm.

Longsys promotes SDP model to boost SSD sales

Aug 26, 10:11

Shenzhen Longsys Electronics is promoting its SATA-disk-in-package (SDP) model to boost consumer SSD sales in emerging markets, according to industry observers.

China firms set to expand presence in global NAND flash market, says DRAMeXchange

Aug 26, 10:05

China-based companies are set to expand their presence in the global NAND flash market dramatically thanks to the region's push to establish a homegrown NAND flash industry and the huge domestic market, according to DRAMeXchange.

US fab-tool book-to-bill ratio rises, says SEMI

Aug 24, 13:50

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.15 in July 2016, having been above parity for eight months in a row, according to the latest data compiled by SEMI.

Digitimes Research: China IC self-sufficiency rate to reach 40% by 2020

Aug 23, 11:26

China is set to improve the self-sufficiency rate for ICs in the nation to 40% in 2020, and could even exceed the target ratio, according to Digitimes Research.

Winbond flash chip adopted in Samsung Galaxy Note 7, says report

Aug 22, 14:24

Taiwan-based Winbond Electronics has entered the supply chain for Samsung's new Galaxy Note 7-series smartphones with its flash memory, according to a report by Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA).

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.

Korea DRAM firm rumored to scrap 30,000-50,000 wafers produced at 21nm

Aug 19, 11:41

A DRAM production slip-up has forced a Korea-based vendor to scrap 30,000-50,000 wafers from its 21nm node, according to industry sources.

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.

MediaTek, AMD sales surge in 2Q16, says IC Insights

Aug 17, 11:09

IC Insights has released its list of the world's top-20 semiconductor suppliers in the second quarter of 2016, and identified MediaTek and AMD as the fastest-growing companies.

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.

Winbond signs NT$12 billion syndicated loan

Aug 15, 21:44

Winbond Electronics has signed a NT$12 billion (US$382.8 million) syndicated loan agreement with 17 local banks in Taiwan, according to the memory chipmaker.

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...

Global 2Q16 DRAM revenues rise 6%, says DRAMeXchange

Aug 12, 10:41

Sales in the global DRAM market increased 6.3% sequentially in the second quarter of 2016, thanks mainly to bit supply growth, according to DRAMeXchange.

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.

Toppan Photomasks approves new advanced production capacity and technology project for 65nm to 14nm nodes in China

Aug 11, 22:16

Toppan Photomasks (TPI) has announced the approval of the next phase of investment for its recently expanded factory in Shanghai, China operated under Toppan Photomasks Company Limited, Shanghai (TPCS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of TPI.

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...

Taiwan prosecutors investigating Phison for possible accounting fraud

Aug 9, 11:08

Hsinchu district prosecutors are investigating Phison Electronics and its subsidiaries for possible accounting fraud and the accuracy of financial representations made to the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

Phison investigated for possible accounting fraud

Huge 2H16 spending surge expected from Samsung, TSMC and Intel, says IC Insights

Aug 4, 15:31

IC Insights has forecast that semiconductor industry capital spending will increase by only 3% in 2016 after declining by 2% in 2015. However, driven by the top three spenders, Samsung, TSMC and Intel, capital spending in 2016 is expected to be heavily skewed toward the second half of the year.

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.

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