PTI, FATC post mild revenue increases in 1Q15
Apr 17, 11:04
Memory packaging and testing houses Powertech Technology (PTI) and Formosa Advanced Technologies (FATC) have reported on-year increases of 2.2% and 6.8%, respectively, in consolidated revenues for the first quarter of 2015.
Powerchip reportedly to set up 12-inch wafer fab in China
Apr 14, 11:32
Powerchip Technology will partner with the Hefei city government to set up a joint-venture fab in the capital city of China's Anhui Province, according to industry sources. The JV fab will manufacture 12-inch wafers and provide foundry services mainly for driver ICs.
Digitimes Research: Samsung semiconductor capex to reach record high in 2015
Apr 13, 15:53
Semiconductor capital spending by Samsung Electronics is expected to reach an all-time high of US$15 billion in 2015, making the company's capex the world's highest in the semiconductor industry for the sixth straight year since 2010, according to an estimate of Digitimes Research. Meanwhile, SK Hynix's...
Transcend 1Q15 SSD sales approach total for 1H14
Apr 13, 15:21
Transcend Information saw its cumulative 2015 shipments of SSD (solid state drive) products through March reach nearly the total shipped in the first half of 2014, according to the Taiwan-based company.
Global 2014 semiconductor revenues rise 7.9%, says Gartner
Apr 8, 21:26
Worldwide semiconductor revenues totaled US$340.3 billion in 2014, a 7.9% increase from 2013 revenues of US$315.4 billion, according to final results by Gartner. The top-25 semiconductor vendors' combined revenues increased 11.7%, which was more than the overall industry's growth.
Phison poised to expand SSD business
Apr 2, 11:08
NAND flash device controller supplier Phison Electronics is looking to expand its SSD operation in 2015, according to company chairman Khein-Seng Pua.
Micron raises NAND flash quotes
Apr 1, 21:31
Micron Technology has raised its prices for NAND flash memory amid short supply from SanDisk, according to industry sources.
Foundry chipmaker Powerchip developing SoC for IoT
Mar 31, 10:45
Taiwan-based Powerchip Technology is developing a single-chip solution integrating embedded flash memory and ARM-based processors, targeting Internet of Things (IoT), according to industry sources.
Intel, Micron unveil new 3D NAND flash memory
Mar 30, 10:46
Intel and Micron have jointly announced the availability of their 3D NAND technology. This new 3D NAND technology, jointly developed by the companies, stacks layers of data storage cells vertically to create storage devices with three times higher capacity than competing NAND technologies. This enables...
Taiwan semiconductor makers unaffected by water shortages
Mar 20, 16:24
Taiwan-based chipmakers including foundries Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics (UMC), memory maker Inotera Memories, and IC packaging house Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) have said that measures will be taken to make sure their production lines will...
Transcend 2014 profits climb to 5-year high
Mar 16, 21:54
Memory module company Transcend Information has reported a net EPS of NT$8.67 (US$0.27) for 2014, up 16.8% on year and hitting the highest level in five years. The company plans to distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$7.80 for 2014.
National Instrument transforms Taiwan office to independent company
Mar 13, 15:59
National Instrument has announced it has transformed its branch office in Taiwan to become an independent company starting March and expects the company to achieve 20-40% on-year revenues growth in 2015 as its entry into the supply chains of semiconductor packaging and testing players in Taiwan starts...
Nanya to pour NT$40 billion into technology transition
Mar 13, 10:45
DRAM chipmaker Nanya Technology plans to invest a total of NT$40 billion (US$1.3 billion) to transition its production to a 20nm process node, according to company president Charles Kau. The investment will be made over a period of 2-3 years, said Kau.
Winbond intros 2 new high-density flash devices
Mar 12, 22:52
Winbond Electronics has announced an expansion of its flash product portfolio with the introduction of a new family of high-density SpiFlash memories. The new family, the W25N-series, achieves both the high-performance read of NOR flash and the fast program-and-erase attributes of NAND flash in a small...
Micron to expand NAND flash fab in Singapore
Mar 10, 20:34
Micron Technology recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to begin the expansion of its NAND flash memory fabrication facility in Singapore, according to the US memory vendor.
Inotera buys equipment from Hermes Microvision
Stockwatch - Mar 10, 20:22
DRAM chipmaker Inotera Memories has announced the acquisition of a batch of production equipment from Hermes Microvision (HMI) for NT$934.63 million (US$29.7 million).
Transcend revenues fall in February
Stockwatch - Mar 10, 15:30
Transcend Information has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.76 billion (US$5.58 million) for February 2015, representing a 16.56% drop on month and 13.67% drop on year.
Winbond revenues increase on year in February
Stockwatch - Mar 9, 15:24
Winbond Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.041 billion (US$96.25 million) for February 2015, representing a 11% drop on month and 7.96% increase on year.
Nanya revenues drop in February
Stockwatch - Mar 6, 16:33
Nanya Technology Corporation has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.965 billion (US$126.12 million) for February 2015, representing a 0.46% drop on month and 4.67% drop on year.
Macronix reports decreased February revenues
Mar 6, 15:19
Macronix International has announced consolidated revenues of NT$1.42 billion (US$45.1 million) for February 2015, down 9.6% sequentially and 1.2% from a year earlier.
Commentary: Galaxy S6 to bring significant impact on supply chains
Mar 4, 12:07
The launch of the Galaxy S6 may help Samsung Electronics revive its flagging smartphone business thanks to improvements in terms of product design and functionality. And yet, the new Galaxy smartphone may bring significant impact on the upstream supply chains.
Samsung intros 128GB UFS storage for smartphones
Mar 2, 10:37
Samsung Electronics has announced that it is now mass producing 128GB ultra-fast embedded memory based on the Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.0 standard for smartphones. The new embedded memory's UFS 2.0 interface is the most advanced JEDEC-compliant, next-generation flash memory storage specification...
TSMC, MediaTek move up in semiconductor R&D, says IC Insights
Mar 2, 10:33
Pure-play foundry TSMC and fabless chipmaker MediaTek both moved up in IC Insights' 2014 ranking of semiconductor companies by R&D spending. TSMC increased its R&D budget by 15% in 2014 while MediaTek's R&D spending for the year climbed 29%, according to IC Insights.
JEDEC publishes eMMC 5.1 standard
Feb 25, 14:59
JEDEC Solid State Technology Association has announced the publication of JESD84-B51: Embedded MultiMediaCard (eMMC), Electrical Standard (5.1). eMMC v5.1 defines new features and updates for this embedded mass-storage flash memory that is widely used in smartphones and other mobile devices. Intended...
Global mobile DRAM output value rises 4% in 4Q14
Feb 17, 10:58
Output value for the global mobile DRAM industry came to US$3.61 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014, representing a 27.8% of the overall output value for the DRAM industry and a 4.2% increase on quarter, according to DRAMeXchange.
Kingston to increase investment in Phison
Feb 12, 11:05
Phison Electronics, a supplier of NAND flash device controllers, has announced that memory module vendor Kingston Technology will subscribe to 10.4 million shares out of a total of 11.9 million new shares to be released by it through a private placement.