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Winbond 1H15 profits soar 65% beating market estimates

Aug 3, 15:48

Taiwan-based Winbond Electronics, a manufacturer of specialty DRAM and flash memory chips, has reported net profits for the first half of 2015 jumped 64.6% from a year earlier to NT$1.8 billion (US$57 million). EPS for the six-month period came to NT$0.49 beating market estimates.

Silicon Motion to offer solutions for 3D XPoint devices

Jul 31, 16:04

Silicon Motion Technology, a Taiwan-based company engaged in the design and development of NAND flash device controller solutions, will reportedly provide controller chips for SSDs utilizing 3D XPoint memory technology developed jointly by Intel and Micron Technology.

Silicon Motion expects to deliver another year of record sales

Jul 30, 11:13

Silicon Motion Technology expects to post revenue growth of 22-27% in 2015. Revenues hit a record level of US$289 million in 2014.

Tsunami of M&A deals underway in 2015 chip industry, says IC Insights

Jul 30, 10:41

In just the first half of 2015 alone, announced semiconductor acquisition agreements had a combined total value of US$72.6 billion, which is nearly 6x the annual average for M&A deals struck during the five previous years (2010-2014), according to IC Insights.

Intel and Micron claim breakthrough memory solution

Jul 29, 15:46

Intel and Micron Technology have jointly announced 3D XPoint technology, a non-volatile memory that has the potential to revolutionize any device, application or service that benefits from fast access to large sets of data. Now in production, 3D XPoint technology is a major breakthrough in memory process...

PTI looks to moderate growth in 3Q15

Jul 29, 11:33

Powertech Technology (PTI) expects to post another moderate growth in revenues for the third quarter of 2015, with improvement in gross margin.

Inotera raises capex for 2015

Jul 29, 11:30

Inotera Memories has raised its capex budget to NT$57 billion (US$1.81 billion) for 2015, and reiterated plans to convert 80% of its total wafer start capacity to 20nm process technology by the end of the year.

DRAM makers Inotera, Nanya see 2Q15 profits shrink

Jul 28, 16:28

Taiwan-based DRAM chipmakers Inotera Memories and Nanya Technology both saw their profits decline more than 30% sequentially in the second quarter of 2015, due mainly to falling product ASPs.

Toshiba develops 2 new process technologies for MCUs, wireless ICs

Jul 27, 15:48

Toshiba has announced the development of a flash memory embedded process based on 65nm logic process and a single-poly non-volatile memory (NVM) process based on 130nm logic and analog power process. The new process technologies were developed for low-cost applications such as microcontrollers (MCU),...

Macronix reports another quarter of losses

Jul 27, 14:47

Mask ROM and NOR flash chipmaker Macronix International has reported another quarterly loss, and net losses widened to NT$1.22 billion (US$39 million) in the second quarter from losses of NT$357 million in the first quarter.

SK Hynix posts revenue and profit decreases in 2Q15

Jul 23, 14:58

SK Hynix has reported sequential decreases in revenues and profits for the second quarter of 2015, due mainly to falling prices for its memory chips particularly PC DRAM.

Micron, Tsinghua once in tie-up talks, say sources

Jul 22, 21:36

Micron Technology and China's Tsinghua Unigroup had been negotiating about a possible tie-up in the commodity DRAM business, but failed to reach a consensus, according to industry sources.

Mobile DRAM prices to fall on excess smartphone inventory

Jul 22, 20:39

Prices for mobile DRAM memory are set to fall substantially due to excess smartphone inventory, according to sources at memory makers.

DRAM contract prices to fall further, says DRAMeXchange

Jul 21, 22:03

DRAM contract prices discontinued their six-month rally in November 2014, and have fallen since, according to DRAMeXchange. Growing chip supplies, coupled with weak PC sales and decelerating smartphone demand, have caused the prices to continue falling.

Commentary: Why Micron Technology is being targeted for acquisition

Jul 16, 14:55

China-based state-owned Tsinghua Unigroup has signaled interest in buying US-based Micron Technology, a leading DRAM and NAND flash chip supplier, for US$23 billion, a deal which a number of parties have said is not possible.

Digitimes Research: Tsinghua Unigroup acquisition of Micron faces difficulties, but is a must for China for further development

Jul 15, 22:16

According to a Wall Street Journal report on July 14, China's Tsinghua Unigroup is planning to spend US$23 billion (or US$21 per share) to acquire US-based Micron Technology. The amount is higher than the China government's China National Semiconductor Industry Investment Fund's scale of CNY120 billion...

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending to increase 2.5% in 2015, says Gartner

Jul 15, 21:50

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to grow 2.5% in 2015 reaching US$66.1 billion, according to Gartner. The prediction is down from the research firm's previous estimate of a 4.1% increase.

Chip equipment spending to continue growth through 2016, says SEMI

Jul 15, 15:17

SEMI has forecast that the total semiconductor equipment market will grow 7% in 2015 reaching US$40.2 billion, and expand another 4% to US$41.8 billion in 2016. Following strong growth of 18% in 2014, the equipment market is poised to continue to expand for the next two years, SEMI noted.

Micron boosts data center storage security with new SATA SSD featuring enterprise data encryption

Jul 14, 15:41

Micron Technology has announced a new encryption-enhanced solid state drive (SSD) for read-centric data center workloads, accelerating the transition from legacy hard disk drives (HDDs) to higher-performance flash-based storage. The M510DC combines a suite of firmware data protection features with...

Inotera, Nanya report decreased revenues for 2Q15

Stockwatch - Jul 13, 16:09

Revenues at DRAM chipmakers Inotera Memories and Nanya Technology continued to fall in June 2015 dragging down their revenues for the second quarter.

Gartner cuts 2015 chip market growth forecast again

Jul 10, 10:21

Worldwide semiconductor revenues are forecast to reach US$348 billion in 2015, a 2.2% increase from 2014, according to Gartner. The prediction, however, is down from Gartner's previous estimate of a 4% increase.

Adata June revenues rise, Transcend flat

Stockwatch - Jul 9, 15:54

Adata Technology saw its June revenues increase 2.9% sequentially while fellow memory module company Transcend Information's revenues stayed flat on month.

SK Hynix launches in-house developed UFS 2.0 solution

Jul 9, 14:40

SK Hynix has developed a 64GB solution based on the Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.0 standard, built using the company's 16nm NAND flash process, and its own firmware and controller, according to the Korea-based memory vendor.

Macronix, Winbond report mixed June results

Jul 7, 15:53

Non-PC memory specialist Macronix International saw its June revenues increase 14.6% sequentially while fellow company Winbond Electronics' revenues registered a 2.15% on-month decrease.

Global chip sales rise 5% in May, says SIA

Jul 7, 14:53

Worldwide sales of semiconductors for May 2015 came to US$28.2 billion, an increase of 5.1% from a year ago when sales were US$26.8 billion, according to SIA. Compared to the US$27.6 billion posted in April, May sales represented a 2.1% increase.

Phison 1H15 EPS to exceed NT$9, says report

Stockwatch - Jul 6, 15:12

Taiwan-based Phison Electronics, a provider of NAND flash device controller ICs, is expected to see its earnings exceed NT$9 (US$0.30) per share in the first half of 2015, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

PTI set to post revenue growth in 3Q15

Jul 3, 14:43

Memory packaging and testing house Powertech Technology (PTI) is set to enjoy revenue growth sequentially in the third quarter of 2015, thanks to a pick-up in demand for memory chips, according to industry sources.

Samsung to ramp up shipments of OLED panels, DRAM and flash chips to channels

Jul 1, 11:50

Samsung Electronics may ramp up the supply of standard parts and components, including OLED panels, DRAM and flash chips at more competitive prices starting the third quarter as inventory levels of these products have piled up due to its tumbling share in the global smartphone market, according to...

XMC likely to be China DRAM hub, says DRAMeXchange

Jul 1, 10:57

Wuhan, Hubei province will likely be chosen to develop China's home-grown DRAM industry, according to DRAMeXchange. Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing (XMC), a local 12-inch foundry, will serve as the main production base for DRAM.

Global DRAM module sales rise 21% in 2014, says DRAMeXchange

Jun 30, 15:27

Global DRAM module sales totaled US$8.8 billion in 2014, up 21% from US$7.3 billion a year earlier, thanks to more stable prices for PC DRAM as well as a rising ratio of contract sales, according to DRAMeXchange.

DRAM spot prices hit 28-month low, says CNA

Newswatch - Jun 30, 15:01

DRAM spot prices have fallen further, with prices for mainstream 4Gb DDR3 chips reaching US$2.64 - the lowest level in 28 months, Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA) quoted DRAMeXchange as saying in a recent report.

Winbond cautious about 2H15 DRAM market

Jun 22, 23:37

Inventory digestion will continue to take place in the global DRAM industry during the second half of 2015, according to Arthur Chiao, chairman for Taiwan-based Winbond Electronics.

Winbond chairman Arthur Chiao

US fab tool book-to-bill ratio slips below parity

Jun 22, 23:34

The SEMI book-to-bill ratio for US manufacturers of semiconductor equipment slid to 0.99 in May 2015 after having stayed above parity for four straight months.

DDR4 memory prices fall at rapid pace

Jun 22, 23:24

Contract prices for DDR4 memory have recently experienced a dramatic fall, due mainly to Samsung Electronics' price cuts aimed at increasing market share, according to industry sources.

InnoDisk, Supermicro and Toshiba team up for SSD cloud storage

Jun 22, 11:32

Taiwan-based InnoDisk, which develops and manufactures industrial-class storage products, has disclosed the company is partnering with NAND flash chip vendor Toshiba and Super Micro Computer (Supermicro), a specialist in application-optimized servers, workstations, blades, storage and GPU systems,...

PTI 2Q15 revenues to rise 9-10%, says report

Newswatch - Jun 18, 10:30

Memory backend specialist Powertech Technology (PTI) is expected to post revenue growth of 9-10% sequentially in the second quarter of 2015, Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA) quoted market watchers as saying in a recent report.

IC manufacturers close or repurpose 83 wafer fabs from 2009-2014, says IC Insights

Jun 17, 15:59

Since the global economic recession of 2008-2009, the IC industry has been on a mission to pare down older capacity in order to produce devices more cost-effectively on larger wafers. From 2009-2014, semiconductor manufacturers have closed or repurposed 83 wafer fabs, according to IC Insights.

Macronix and Arrow Electronics announce global distribution partnership

Jun 17, 15:41

Arrow Electronics has been selected as a global distribution partner for Macronix International, a provider of non-volatile memory semiconductor solutions. The new agreement enables Arrow to bring leading NOR and NAND technology to its customers across the globe at the earliest stage of their design,...

China to implement semiconductor investment plans with CNY600 billion in funding

Jun 16, 19:58

China has begun to implement its investment plans aiming to boost development of the local semiconductor industry, and will inject a total of CNY600 billion (US$96.6 billion) into the industry over the next five years, according to industry sources.

Global 2015 semiconductor market less favorable, says VIS executive

Jun 11, 22:02

Handset makers are still working through some inventory issues while the IoT market boom has not yet arrived, said FC Tseng, vice chairman for specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), during the company's recent shareholders meeting. 2015 will not be as good as 2014, Tseng in...

FC Tseng

Nanya likely to draw investment from Kingston

Jun 11, 21:51

Nanya Technology is likely to attract investment from Kingston Technology through fund raising scheduled for the second half of 2015, according to industry sources.

Storage device maker Longsys looks to strengthen ties with Taiwan chip firms

Jun 10, 21:29

Shenzhen Longsys Electronics is looking to strengthen its ties with Taiwan-based semiconductor players while staying focused on high-margin industrial storage products and solutions for handheld devices, according to the storage device company.

Transcend Information sees revenues decline in May

Stockwatch - Jun 9, 16:06

Transcend Information has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.962 billion (US$63.04 million) for May 2015, representing a 6.68% drop on month and 14.18% drop on year.

Inotera, Nanya report decreased revenues for May

Jun 8, 15:29

DRAM chipmakers Inotera Memories and Nanya Technology have both reported revenue decreases for May 2015.

New Silicon Motion SSD controller supports Micron 16nm TLC NAND

Jun 8, 15:21

Silicon Motion Technology has announced that its SM2256 SATA client SSD controller now supports Micron Technology's new 16nm 128 gigabit (Gb) TLC NAND flash, enabling high-performance and reliability for cost-effective TLC-based SSDs.

Silicon Motion SN2256 solution

Winbond May sales down, Macronix up

Jun 8, 14:31

Winbond Electronics and Macronix International have reported mixed revenue results for May 2015.

Fab equipment growth continues into 2015, says SEMI

Jun 5, 15:45

Semiconductor fab equipment spending is expected to increase 11% to US$38.7 billion in 2015, and grow another 5% to US$40.7 billion in 2016, according to SEMI.

Apacer expects embedded SSD shipments to rise in 2H15

Jun 5, 14:46

Memory module maker Apacer Technology expects shipments of its embedded SSDs during the second half of 2015 to be 10-15% higher than the levels in the first half.

Apacer looking to boost embedded SSD shipments

Micron announces 16nm TLC NAND

Jun 4, 11:16

Micron Technology has announced a new addition to its portfolio of flash storage products. The new triple-level cell (TLC) NAND is built on the company's 16nm process and delivers features for applications like USB drives and consumer solid state drives.

Global semiconductor sales increase in April, says SIA

Jun 3, 15:35

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$27.6 billion for the month of April 2015, 4.8% higher than the April 2014 total of US$26.3 billion but 0.4% lower than last month's total of US$27.7 billion, according to SIA. The Americas market posted double-digit growth compared to last year, leading...

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