Adata 1Q16 profits soar
May 4, 10:54
Memory module maker Adata Technology saw its first-quarter net profits surge 340% from a year earlier, buoyed by rising non-operating profits.
Transcend 1Q16 net profits fall 25%
Apr 29, 09:44
Memory module maker Transcend Information has announced net profits for the first quarter of 2016 declined 25.4% from a year earlier to NT$623 million (US$19.3 million), while consolidated revenues fell 7.9% on year to NT$5.65 billion.
Macronix posts another quarter of losses
Apr 28, 20:48
Macronix International, which specializes in the manufacture of NOR flash and mask ROM memory chips, remained unprofitable in the first quarter of 2016 bringing its net value per share below NT$5 (US$0.16).
Silicon Motion posts record revenues and profits for 1Q16
Apr 28, 15:30
Silicon Motion Technology has announced net income (non-GAAP) of US$24.3 illion or US$0.68 per diluted ADS on net sales of US$112.7 million for the first quarter of 2016. The results all hit the highest quarterly levels in the company's history.
Inotera swings to loss in 1Q16
Apr 28, 12:09
Inotera Memories slipped into the red in the first quarter of 2016 with revenues falling due to falling DRAM ASPs and shipments.
Nanya nets NT$0.68 in 1Q16 EPS
Apr 28, 12:04
DRAM chipmaker Nanya Technology has reported net profits for the first quarter of 2016 slid 1.1% sequentially to NT$1.85 billion (US$57.2 million). The earnings translated into a net EPS of NT$0.68.
Tsinghua investment will not affect PTI 2016 operations
Apr 27, 14:19
Whether or not an investment proposal by Tsinghua Unigroup obtains approval by Taiwan's anti-trust authority will not affect Powertech Technology's (PTI) operations during 2016, according to the Taiwan-based IC backend house.
Memory IC design house AP Memory to debut on TSE in May
Newswatch - Apr 26, 22:27
Shares of Taiwan-based memory IC design company AP Memory Technology, a joint venture set up by Powertech Technology and Elite Semiconductor Memory Technology (ESMT), will debut on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) in the second half of May.
Memory module maker Apacer to reduce capital by 33%
Newswatch - Apr 22, 15:22
Memory module maker Apacer Technology will reduce its capital by NT$496.9 million (US$15.37 million) or 33% to NT$1.009 billion, aiming to shore up its return on equity (ROE) ratio and the profitability per share, according to the company.
Powerchip nets NT$4.64 in 2015 EPS
Apr 22, 10:58
Foundry chipmaker Powerchip Technology has reported net profits of NT$10.28 billion (US$318.7 million) for 2015 with EPS coming to NT$4.64. The year also marked the third consecutive year that the company generated net profits of more than NT$10 billion.
Phison to post sequential revenue growth through 3Q16, says report
Stockwatch - Apr 21, 14:09
NAND flash controller IC supplier Phison Electronics is expected to enjoy sequential revenue growth through the third quarter of 2016, and see monthly shipments reach a record high during the quarter, the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) cited market watchers as saying in a recent...
Micron intros new NVMe PCIe SSD portfolio
Apr 20, 11:18
Micron Technology has announced a new portfolio of PCIe solid state drives (SSDs) that leverage the high-performance NVMe protocol. The new Micron 9100 and 7100 PCIe SSDs provide data center customers with purpose-built storage products for implementing an agile, scale-out IT infrastructure. These...
Taiwan FTC approves Micron-Inotera deal
Apr 13, 21:55
Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has approved the planned merger between Micron Semiconductor Taiwan (MST), a Taiwan-based unit of Micron Technology, and Inotera Memories.
Phison to issue new shares for private placement
Stockwatch - Apr 12, 11:06
Phison Electronics' board of directors has approved the issuing of up to 20 million new shares through private placement with an aim to form new cooperation or strategic alliances with domestic and international companies, accordig to the Taiwan-based NAND flash device controller IC supplier.
Winbond reports increased March revenues
Stockwatch - Apr 8, 16:04
Specialty memory specialist Winbond Electronics has announced consolidated revenues of NT$3.43 billion (US$105.6 million) for March 2016, up 6.9% sequentially and 4.9% on year.
iPhone SE is 3 iPhone generations rolled into 1, IHS teardown reveals
Apr 7, 21:16
A preliminary estimate by IHS and its teardown and cost benchmarking service shows that the iPhone SE smartphone costs about US$160 to build. The US version of an entry-level iPhone SE with 16GB of NAND memory carries a bill of materials (BOM) of US$156.20, which rises to US$160.00 when the manufacturing...
Global semiconductor sales dip slightly in February, says SIA
Apr 6, 11:41
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$26 billion for the month of February 2016, a decrease of 3.2% compared to the previous month's total of US$26.9 billion and 6.2% lower than the February 2015 total of US$27.7 billion.
Global smiconductor market slumps in 2015, IHS says
Apr 6, 11:07
Global semiconductor revenues fell by 2% in 2015, according to IHS. Sequential quarterly growth was weak throughout every quarter of 2015, especially in the first quarter when the market declined 8.9% over the previous quarter - the deepest sequential quarterly decline since the semiconductor market...
Shareholders OK Inotera share-swap deal with Micron
Mar 29, 21:59
Shareholders of Inotera Memories have approved the company's plan to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Micron Semiconductor Taiwan (MST) through a share-swap transaction, according to the Taiwan-based DRAM chipmaker. The transaction is scheduled to close by the middle of 2016, and Inotera will delist...
Micron, PTI JV fab starts operations
Mar 28, 09:23
Micron Technology of the US and Taiwan-based Powertech Technology (PTI) have announced the completion of their joint-venture fab in Xian, China, which has entered volume production.
Winbond intros SpiStack memory solutions in 8-pin package
Mar 24, 15:56
Winbond Electronics has announced an expansion of its flash product portfolio with the introduction of a family of stackable SpiFlash memory solutions. The new SpiStack W25M Series is Winbond's first to allow the "stacking" of homogeneous or heterogeneous flash, thus achieving memories of...
New XMC memory fab to break ground at end-March, says DRAMeXchange
Mar 22, 13:59
Ground-breaking for Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing's (XMC) new memory fab in China is set to begin at the end of March, according to DRAMeXchange. The fab is expected to enter production in early 2018, and the initial production will be for 3D NAND flash products.
Samsung Galaxy S7 teardown reveals ho-hum refresh, says IHS
Mar 17, 22:26
A preliminary estimate by IHS shows that the Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone costs about US$255 to build. The US version of the Galaxy S7 with 32GB of NAND memory carries a bill of materials (BOM) of US$249.55, which rises to US$255.05 when the manufacturing cost is added, according to results from the...
Toshiba to invest JPY360 billion on new factory for 3D flash memory
Mar 17, 22:19
Toshiba announced on March 17 its board of directors has decided on a construction and equipment investment plan for a new fabrication facility for expanded production of BiCS Flash, the company's proprietary 3D flash memory, with an estimated cost of approximately JPY360 billion (US$3.22 billion)...
DRAM pricing may drop up to 40% in 2H16, says Nanya
Mar 16, 16:23
Increased DRAM capacity coming from advanced processing nodes from Samsung Electronics, SK Hynix and Micron Technology may result in some pricing uncertainty in the market in the second half of 2016, according to Taiwan DRAM maker Nanya Technology president Pei Ing Lee.
SMIC, Crossbar partner for RRAM
Mar 14, 11:39
Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) and Crossbar have signed a strategic partnership agreement on non-volatile RRAM (resistive random access memory) development and production, according to the companies.
Transcend posts 2015 EPS of NT$7.48
Mar 14, 11:37
Memory module company Transcend Information has reported a net EPS of NT$7.48 (US$0.23) on consolidated revenues of NT$24.9 billion for 2015. The company decided to distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$6.80 for the year.
TICP eyeing return to profits
Mar 14, 10:59
Taiwan IC Packaging (TICP) expects to return to profitability in the second half of 2016. TICP swung to net losses of NT$110 million (US$3.37 million) in 2015 from profits of NT$62 million in 2014. EPS for 2015 came to negative NT$0.27.
Transcend revenues drop in February
Stockwatch - Mar 11, 15:08
Transcend Information has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.595 billion (US$48.48 million) for February 2016, representing a 25.06% drop on month and 9.4% drop on year.
Apacer revenues to rise 10-15% starting 2Q16
Mar 9, 22:11
Revenues at memory module maker Apacer Technology are set to register on-year increases of 10-15% in the second and third quarters of 2016, buoyed by stabilizing memory-chip prices and rising sales of its industrial memory products, according to market sources.
Global semiconductor sales off to sluggish start in 2016, says SIA
Mar 8, 15:00
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$26.9 billion for the month of January 2016, 2.7% lower than the previous month's total of US$27.6 billion and 5.8% down from the January 2015 total of US$28.5 billion.
Inotera revenues drop in February
Stockwatch - Mar 8, 12:14
Inotera Memories has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.41 billion (US$103.97 million) for February 2016, representing a 7.1% drop on month and 10.29% drop on year.
Nanya Technology sees February revenues drop
Stockwatch - Mar 8, 12:13
Nanya Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.34 billion (101.84 million) for February 2016, representing a 11.12% drop on month and 15.78% drop on year.
Winbond revenues up on year in February
Stockwatch - Mar 8, 12:10
Winbond Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.21 billion (US$97.87 million) for February 2016, representing a 7.31% drop on month and 5.36% increase on year.
Macronix February revenues up on year
Stockwatch - Mar 8, 12:09
Macronix International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.63 billion (US$49.7 million) for February 2016, representing a 3.24% drop on month and 14.84% increase on year.
President-elect vows to safeguard Taiwan semiconductor industry
Mar 4, 11:26
The Taiwan government must form a "national team" in cooperation with local enterprises to meet increasing challenges amid the rising supply chain from China, president-elect Tsai Ing-wen said on March 3 during a tour to the Hsinchu Science Park (HSP).