Taipei, Thursday, July 31, 2014 13:06 (GMT+8)
light rain shower
Taipei
30°C
Realtime news
  • China polysilicon maker LDK Solar to resume production

    Before Going to Press | Jul 30, 21:33

  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan ships 351 million small-to-medium-size panels in 2Q14

    Before Going to Press | Jul 30, 21:32

  • Digitimes Research: Xiaomi continues to rank as number one smartphone vendor in China in 2Q14

    Before Going to Press | Jul 30, 21:31

  • ASE to ramp up SiP packaging revenues in 2014

    Before Going to Press | Jul 30, 20:36

  • Innolux to decrease reliance on China market

    Before Going to Press | Jul 30, 20:08

  • Wah Lee 3Q14 revenues to move higher

    Before Going to Press | Jul 30, 20:07

  • Growth in global panel demand to exceed growth in supply, says AUO

    Before Going to Press | Jul 30, 20:07

  • AUO expects 3Q14 small- to medium-size panel shipments to rise 5-8% sequentially

    Before Going to Press | Jul 30, 20:05

  • MediaTek 3Q14 revenues to grow 6-11% on quarter

    Before Going to Press | Jul 30, 20:04

  • Taiwan market: Everlight Electronics expected to ship 2.6 million LED light bulbs in 2014

    Before Going to Press | Jul 30, 20:03

  • AUO 2Q14 net profit hits 4-year high

    Before Going to Press | Jul 30, 20:02

  • China market: LCD TV sales in 1H14 down on year, says China Market Monitor

    Before Going to Press | Jul 30, 20:01

Pause
 | 
View more

Inotera, Nanya Technology report strong earnings for 2Q14

Jul 30, 11:18

Inotera Memories and Nanya Technology both have reported strong earnings for the second quarter of 2014 and expect sales and gross margin to continue moving upwards in the third quarter due to rising DRAM chip prices amid tight supply, according to industry sources.

Phison reports strong earnings for 1H14

Newswatch - Jul 29, 20:00

NAND flash controller chipmaker Phison Electronics has reported pre-tax profits of NT$1.86 billion (US$62.08 million) on revenues of NT$15.79 billion for the first half of 2014.

Macronix reportedly lands large-volume ROM orders from Nintendo

Jul 28, 11:36

NOR flash supplier Macronix International is expected to see its sales gain momentum in the third quarter of 2014, buoyed by increasing orders for ROM chips from Nintendo, according to industry sources.

PTI reports EPS NT$1.96 for 1H14

Newswatch - Jul 25, 11:25

Memory backend service company Powertech Technology (PTI) has reported net profits of NT$2.09 billion (US$69.69 million) for the first half of 2014, translating into an EPS of NT$1.96 for the six-month period.

ChipMOS lands 15nm MLC NAND flash backend orders from Toshiba, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 18, 15:03

IC testing and packaging company ChipMOS Technologies has landed backend orders for 15nm MLC NAND flash chips from Toshiba, with volume production to begin in the third quarter of 2014, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Global DRAM module sales grow 32% to US$7.3 billion in 2013, says DRAMeXchange

Newswatch - Jul 18, 14:08

Global DRAM module sales totaled US$7.3 billion in 2013, up 32% from US$5.5 billion a year earlier, buoyed by rising standard DRAM chip prices, a booming spot market, and rising ratio of contract sales, according to DRAMeXchange.

DRAM chip prices likely to hike 10% in July

Jul 16, 14:54

DRAM chip prices are likely to hike at least 10% in July, reflecting tight supply in the market, according to industry sources.

SanDisk ties up with Rockchip to promote iNAND solutions

Jul 16, 11:42

SanDisk has teamed up with Rockchip Electronics to promote its eMMC solutions, the iNAND family products, in China taking Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix on directly, according to industry sources.

VIS revenues grow in June, 2Q14

Jul 10, 14:34

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has announced revenues of NT$1.99 billion (US$66.55 million) for June, up 2.7% sequentially and 7.8% on year.

Transcend, Adata post mixed results for June

Jul 9, 11:21

Memory module maker Transcend Information has reported revenues of NT$2.2 billion (US$73.56 million) for June, down 4% sequentially and 6.4% on year. For the first half of 2014, revenues amounted to NT$13.45 billion, edging up 3.5% from a year earlier.

Winbond obtains new loans for capacity ramp

Newswatch - Jul 8, 19:30

Winbond Electronics has signed a five-year NT$9 billion (US$300.71 million) syndicated loan agreement with a banking consortium led by Chinatrust Commercial Bank, according to the company.

Supplies of DRAM and NAND flash chips to fall short of demand in 2H14

Jul 8, 15:07

Supplies of DRAM and NAND flash chips are likely to fall short of demand in the second half of 2014, which will further push up spot and contract quotes of related memory chips in the latter half of the year, according to industry sources.

KYEC June, 2Q14 revenues hit new highs

Newswatch - Jul 7, 12:46

IC backend service company King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) saw its revenues gain 3.4% on month and 11.2% on year to a record high of NT$1.44 billion (US$48.19 million) in June.

Phison Electronics to offer 28nm SSD controller chips at end of 2014

Jul 4, 12:09

In view of fast growing SSD demand, IC design house Phison Electronics will start producing its 28nm SSD controller chips at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) by the end of 2014, according to industry sources.

Nanya Technology to ramp up 2014 capex

Jul 1, 21:55

Nanya Technology plans to ramp up its capex for 2014 to NT$6.69 billion (US$224 million) from NT$3.05 billion set previously, mainly to remove production bottlenecks at its 12-inch fab, according to industry sources.

Most Taiwan makers unlikely to enter Android One supply chain

Jul 1, 15:41

While Google is ambitious to boost sales of its planned Android One-based smartphones to emerging markets, most Taiwan-based handset component makers are unlikely to obtain orders for Android One smartphones because they are less price-competitive compared to China-based rivals, according to industry...

Spot DDR3 4Gb chips likely to hit new high soon, says paper

Newswatch - Jun 30, 11:06

Spot prices of mainstream DDR3 4Gb chips are likely to hit as high as US$4.60 soon after rising nearly 20% sequentially in the second quarter of 2014, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Transcend unveils 1TB portable SSD

Newswatch - Jun 27, 15:56

Transcend Information has introduced its latest USB 3.0 portable solid state drive, the ESD400, which features storage capacities up to 1TB, transfer speeds up to 410MB/s read and 380MB/s write.

3S, Skymedi step up efforts to develop eMMC controller chips

Jun 23, 12:16

NAND flash controller vendors Solid State System (3S) and Skymedi both have geared up efforts to venture into the eMMC controller market amid high demand for the controller chips from the smartphone and tablet sectors, according to industry sources.

Macronix, Winbond to continue ramping NAND flash production

Jun 20, 15:35

Macronix International and Winbond Electronics both will step up efforts to ramp up production of low-density NAND flash chips despite the recent move by Toshiba to file complains against four Taiwan-based companies, according to industry sources.

SSD suppliers set to engage in fierce price competition, say sources

Jun 19, 14:48

The SSD industry is heading for fierce price competition as major suppliers, including Micron Technology, Intel, Kingston Technology, SanDisk and Samsung Electronics, are gearing up efforts to outperform others, according to industry sources.

NAND flash chip prices set to hike in 2H14, say sources

Jun 18, 12:33

NAND flash chip prices are likely to hike soon as major suppliers including Micron Technology and SK Hynix reportedly have informed downstream memory clients that they have run out their inventories of NAND flash parts, according to industry sources.

Nanya Technology to reduce capital by 90%

Jun 9, 14:10

Shareholders of Nanya Technology have approved the company's plans to cut its paid-in capital by 90% to NT$23.96 billion (US$797.95 million) from NT$239.61 billion previously as a means to improve its financial structure.

Inotera posts revenue gains in May

Jun 9, 12:17

Inotera Memories has reported consolidated revenues of NT$7.41 billion (US$246.78 million) for May, up 5.8% sequentially and 78.4% on year. For the first five months of 2014, revenues amounted to NT$34.64 billion, increasing 113.4% from a year earlier.

SanDisk aims to take top vendor ranking in SSD segment

Jun 5, 15:27

NAND flash solution vendor SanDisk aims to take the top vendor title in both the enterprise and client SSD sectors, according to company CEO Sanjay Mehrotra.

SanDisk CEO Sanjay Mehrotra

What works in telecom can work in high-speed manufacturing: Leveraging IoT with Vitesse

Jun 4, 14:35

Until recently, Vitesse Semiconductor saw its core market as being the carrier Ethernet market, particularly what it calls the IP edge, which is anything from base stations to picocells to backhaul microwave/milliwave small cells, as well as routers and switches in the aggregation network. However,...

Vitesse CTO Martin Nuss

Inotera looks to higher gross margin in 2Q14

May 30, 14:17

DRAM chipmaker Inotera Memories expects its gross margin for the second quarter of 2014 to be higher than the 54% of a quarter earlier, according to company chairman Charles Kau.

Inotera chairman Charles Kau

Computex 2014: Etron to showcase 3D image sensor chips

May 29, 12:17

Etron Technology will showcase its 3D image sensor chip, the eSP870, at Computex Taipei 2014 from June 3-7. The chip supports dual sensors for 3D image capture and real-time depth mapping.

Lenovo, Coolpad seeking ways to boost ASPs

May 28, 22:13

Lenovo will try to raise the ASP of its smartphones by ramping its share in the mid-range to high-end segment by optimizing on the brand image of Motorola, while fellow company Coolpad will roll out more 4G LTE models to lift its ASPs, according to sources in Taiwan's supply chain.

Global semiconductor production edges down sequentially in 1Q14, says WSTS

May 28, 12:01

Global sales of semiconductor products totaled US$78.5 billion in the first quarter of 2014, down 1.8% sequentially but up 11.4% on year, according to data compiled by WSTS.

3S to continue operating in the red in 2Q14

May 27, 15:57

NAND flash drive controller IC and MEMS microphone chip provider Solid State System (3S) is expected to continue to operate in the red in the second quarter of 2014, according to industry sources.

Innodisk to expand production capacity by 50%

May 26, 21:54

Taiwan-based industrial embedded flash and DRAM storage memory provider Innodisk will set up a third production line to expand capacity by 50%, according to the company.

Transcend introduces storage expansion cards for Apple notebooks

May 23, 10:08

Memory module maker Transcend Information has rolled out four models of its JetDrive Lite-series storage expansion cards for Apple's MacBook Pro and MacBook Air notebooks.

DRAM chip clients look to sign long-term purchasing contracts with Micron

May 20, 22:09

Some downstream DRAM chip clients reportedly are planning to sign long-term purchasing contracts with Micron Technology in order to ensure steady supply of memory chips, according to industry sources.

Inotera, Winbond to post strong earnings for 2Q14

May 20, 16:25

Inotera Memories and Winbond Electronics are expected to see their earnings continue to soar in the second quarter of 2014 due to continued hikes in DRAM chip prices, according to industry sources.

MediaTek, SK Hynix, AMD, and Micron sales surge in 1Q14, says IC Insights

May 20, 16:22

The top-20 worldwide semiconductor (IC and OSD-optoelectronic, sensor, and discrete) sales rankings for first-quarter 2014 included nine suppliers headquartered in the US, three in Taiwan, three in Europe, two in South Korea, two in Japan, and one in Singapore, a relatively broad representation of...

Digitimes Research: Korea memory chip production value edges up slightly in 1Q14

May 15, 14:32

The production value of South Korea's memory chip industry edged up 1.7% sequentially to KRW9.92 trillion (US$9.3 billion) in the first quarter of 2014, driven by a sequential 20% growth in shipments of DRAM chips by SK Hynix in the quarter, according Digitimes Research.

DRAM contract quotes to remain stable or hike slightly in May

May 14, 15:34

Despite off-peak seasonal factors, contract quotes for DRAM chips are expected to remain stable or hike slightly in May due to tight supply of memory chips in the market, according to industry sources.

Transcend Information nets NT$2.09 per share for 1Q14

May 8, 20:36

Transcend Information generated net EPS of NT$2.09 (US$0.07) for the first quarter of 2014, the highest among Taiwan-based memory module makers.

Winbond, Macronix post mixed results for April

May 8, 12:33

NOR flash suppliers Winbond Electronics and Macronix International have posted mixed results for April, with Winbond reporting sequential as well as annual revenue gains for the month.

Digitimes Research: Non-PC DRAM bit-growth rate to reach 46% in 2014

May 8, 11:17

The bit-growth rate of non-PC DRAM chips is expected to reach 46% in 2014, led by strong demand for mobile, specialty and graphics DRAM parts, according to Digitimes Research.

Macronix, Winbond begin volume production of NAND flash chips

May 7, 21:29

Taiwan-based NOR flash suppliers Macronix International and Winbond Electronics have begun rolling out low-density single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash chips in meaningful volumes, according to industry sources.

Nanya reports revenue decline for April

May 7, 12:03

Niche DRAM chipmaker Nanya Technology has announced revenues of NT$3.69 billion (US$122.54 million) for April, down 2.2% from the previous month and 23.2% from a year earlier.

Inotera sees revenues up over 120% during January-April 2014

May 7, 11:40

Memory chipmaker Inotera Memories has reported revenues of NT$6.46 billion (US$214.53 million) for April, down 7.5% sequentially, but up 87.6% on year. For the first four months of 2014, revenues amounted to NT$26.69 billion, increasing 121% from a year earlier.

MPUs used in PCs, servers and embedded systems slide to 69% of all microprocessor sales in 2013, says IC Insights

May 5, 13:51

In 2013, tablet microprocessors represented nearly 6% of worldwide MPU sales, compared to 4% in the previous year, while smartphone application processors accounted for 25% of the revenue total, up from 22% in 2012. MPUs used in PCs, servers, and embedded-processing applications slid to 69% of total...

Micron likely to hike DRAM chip prices

Apr 30, 10:41

Micron Technology is likely to hike prices for DRAM chips in May due to low inventory levels in the supply chain and insufficient supply of memory chips from Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix, according to industry sources.

ADAS chip market drives to growth, spurred by consumer need for driver safety, says IHS

Apr 29, 15:45

Powered by increasing demand for car- and driver-augmented safety features, the global semiconductor market for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) will quadruple over a one-decade period, according to IHS.

Winbond to hike 2014 capex for capacity ramps

Apr 29, 10:30

Taiwan-based specialty DRAM and NOR flash maker Winbond Electronics will increase its capex for 2014 in order to ramp up its production capacity to meet increasing demand for specialty DRAM and flash chips from the smartphone, Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable device sectors, according to the co...

Global chip revenues rise in 2013, reversing loss from earlier year; memory and wireless lead the way, says IHS

Apr 24, 15:27

Worldwide semiconductor revenue rose a solid 5% in 2013, with memory chips the star performers, according to IHS.

DRAM chip supply to fall short of demand in 3Q14, say Kingston and Nanya

Apr 23, 14:03

Memory device suppliers Kingston Technology and Nanya Technology both expect the supply of DRAM chips to fall short of demand in the third quarter of 2014 due largely to effects of peak season.

More Memory chips coverage
DIGITIMES Translation Services
DIGITIMES Marketing Services

31-Jul-2014 markets closed

 LastChange

TAIEX (TSE)9447.02+55.14+0.59% 

TSE electronic366.23+1.64+0.45% 

GTSM (OTC)144.28+0.62+0.43% 

OTC electronic179.29+1.61+0.91% 

Greater China touch panel shipment forecast through 2015
  • 2014 global high brightness LED market, trends and shipment forecast

    For the global LED lighting market, the market size will reach US$25.82 billion in 2014 or a market penetration rate of 23.4%. This is attributable to exponential shipment growth for light bulbs, tubes, and directional lamps.

  • 2014 global tablet demand forecast

    This report analyzes the main players, their strategies and shipments forecasts for 2014, as well as other factors contributing to either growth or decline in various segments within the tablet market, with a particular focus on Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft, along with whitebox vendors.

  • Greater China touch panel shipment forecast through 2015

    This Special Report provides forecasts through 2015 for Greater China touch panel shipments with breakdowns based on technology (glass, film, resistive), application (smartphone, NB and tablet) and by firm.

TAG CLOUD
10 days cloud