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  • Toshiba transfers Phison shares to memory unit

    Bits + chips | 18min ago

  • North American semi equipment industry billings rise for fifth consecutive month

    Bits + chips | 28min ago

  • LG Display announces KRW7.8 trillion OLED fab plans

    Displays | 29min ago

  • Taiwan market: Smartphone sales rebound in June

    Mobile + telecom | 2h 28min ago

  • China may hike 2020 target cumulative PV installation capacity to 150GWp, says IHS

    Green energy | 3h 40min ago

  • Taiwan sees 2015 technology trade deficit of NT$123.9 billion, says MOEA

    Bits + chips | 5h 10min ago

  • Value of semiconductor industry M&A deals slows dramatically in 1H17, says IC Insights

    Bits + chips | 6h ago

  • Young Optics suffers 1H17 net loss per share of NT$0.97

    IT + CE | 6h 5min ago

  • SPIL net profits hike in 2Q17

    Bits + chips | Jul 25, 21:49

  • PTI optimistic about 3Q17

    Bits + chips | Jul 25, 21:46

  • India reportedly to start anti-dumping probe into PV products from China, Taiwan, Malaysia

    Green energy | Jul 25, 20:49

  • China January-June software revenues reach CNY2.558 trillion, says MIIT

    IT + CE | Jul 25, 20:36

  • Merry reports strong earnings for 2Q17

    Mobile + telecom | Jul 25, 20:33

  • Silicon wafer shipments remain at record highs, says SEMI

    Bits + chips | Jul 25, 20:31

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SK Hynix delivers another quarter of record results

Jul 25, 13:19

SK Hynix saw its revenues, operating profits and net profits reach record-high levels for the second consecutive quarter in the second quarter of 2017.

NOR flash supply to remain tight in 2018, says Macronix president

Jul 24, 21:56

Supply of NOR flash memory is expected to remain tight in 2018, as demand will continue to outpace supply, according to Macronix International president CY Lu.

Macronix president CY Lu

Macronix to expand 12-inch fab capacity; 2Q17 profits surge

Jul 24, 15:50

Taiwan-based Macronix International, a manufacturer of mask ROM and NOR flash memory, has disclosed plans to invest a total of NT$1.79 billion (US$58.9 million) to expand its 12-inch fab capacity.

Korea chipmakers looking to expand foundry biz

Jul 21, 14:41

Samsung Electronics, Dongbu HiTek and SK Hynix have stepped up their foundry business expansions, which will as a group pose a threat to the existing major dedicated foundry houses.

Samsung increases production of 8GB HBM2

Jul 20, 22:24

Samsung Electronics has increased the production volume of its 8GB high bandwidth memory-2 (HBM2) to meet growing market needs across a wide range of applications including AI, high-performance computing (HPC), advanced graphics, network systems and enterprise servers.

Samsung 8GB HBM2

Powerchip, Zentel to appeal patent ruling favoring Toshiba

Jul 20, 22:04

Powerchip Technology and Zentel Electronics will file an appeal against a Taiwan IP court patent dispute ruling in favor of Toshiba, according to the Taiwan-based companies.

STMicro extends lead time for 32-bit MCUs

Jul 20, 15:12

STMicroelectronics has extended delivery lead times for 32-bit MCUs due to strong demand, according to industry sources. The MCU vendor has also informed its customers that it plans to stop taking orders temporarily after July, said sources.

Leading MCU suppliers have recently extended delivery lead times for 32-bit MCUs

Unigroup Guoxin scraps plan to acquire Yangtze Memory

Jul 19, 15:05

Unigroup Guoxin, a unit of Tsinghua Unigroup, has terminated plans to take over Yangtze Memory Technologies (YMTC), according to Tsinghua Unigroup. The decision will have no impact on the operation and development of YMTC, Tsinghua Unigroup claimed.

IC Insights predicts record annual ASP growth rates for DRAM, NAND flash

Jul 18, 22:22

Sales of both DRAM and NAND are expected to set record highs in 2017, according to IC Insights. In both cases, the strong annual upturn in sales is being driven almost entirely by fast-rising ASPs.

Macronix launches AEC-Q100 full compliant NAND flash memory

Jul 18, 15:51

Macronix International has launched an AEC-Q100 Grade 2/3 compliant NAND flash memory product. The company added its NAND flash memory has passed all the stringent AEC-Q100 reliability standards, to become the first AEC-Q100 full compliant NAND flash product supplier for automotive applications.

Nanya nets EPS of NT$2.35 in 2Q17

Jul 18, 15:31

Recognized gains from the sale of Micron Technology shares boosted net profits at Taiwan-based Nanya Technology, which surged 96.9% sequentially to NT$6.45 billion (US$212.4 million) in the second quarter of 2017. EPS for the quarter reached NT$2.35.

Global NOR flash supply turning tight amid growing demand

Jul 18, 10:58

The global NOR flash memory market is reversing from a state of oversupply due partly to significantly growing adoption of AMOLED panels and touch display driver ICs (TDDI) for mobile phones, and increasing demand from the automotive electronics and industrial controllers sectors. The NOR flash market...

Toshiba develops 3D flash memory with TSV technology

Jul 14, 15:48

Toshiba has announced development of its BiCS flash three-dimensional (3D) flash memory utilizing through-silicon via (TSV) technology with 3-bit-per-cell (triple-level cell, TLC) technology. Shipments of prototypes for development purposes started in June, and product samples are scheduled for release...

Toshiba 3D NAND flash with TSV

Semi content in electronic systems forecast to set new record in 2017, says IC Insights

Jul 14, 14:54

The global electronic systems market will grow only 2% to US$1,493 billion in 2017, while the worldwide semiconductor market is expected to surge by 15% to US$419.1 billion, according to IC Insights.

Taiwan IC backend firms revenues to peak for 2017 starting August, September

Jul 12, 22:39

Taiwan-based IC backend houses, particularly those engaged in the supply chain for Apple's upcoming iPhones, are expected to see their revenues start peaking for 2017 in August or September, according to industry sources.

Worldwide semiconductor revenues to top US$400 billion in 2017, says Gartner

Jul 12, 22:33

Worldwide semiconductor revenues are forecast to total US$401.4 billion in 2017, an increase of 16.8% from 2016, according to Gartner. This will be the first time semiconductor revenues have surpassed US$400 billion.

SMIC increases output for NOR flash, while XMC cuts production

Jul 12, 14:48

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has landed more orders for NOR flash chips from GigaDevice Semiconductor and increased output, according to industry sources. On the other hand, Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing (XMC) has to cut its production of NOR chips due to fewer wafers...

Taiwan government urged not to sacrifice semiconductor to bolster AI development

Jul 12, 14:05

While actively moving to subsidize the development of AI (artificial intelligence) software by academic and research units, Taiwan's government must not recklessly cut resources meant for the semiconductor industry, which can significantly support the AI development, according to academic and industry...

Taiwan semiconductor industry can be great support in the AI development

Micron resumes DRAM production at Taiwan plant

Jul 11, 14:32

Micron has reiterated that DRAM chip production at its Taoyuan, Taiwan site, where there was a minor facility related event on July 1, has already resumed.

SK Hynix sets up foundry subsidiary, says report

Jul 11, 14:09

Memory chipmaker SK Hynix has announced the establishment of wholly-owned subsidiary SK Hynix System IC, which will be specializing in IC foundry services, according to a report from Yonhap News Agency.

Nanya posts revenue growth in June

Jul 11, 11:00

Nanya Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.19 billion (US$137.2 million) for June 2017, up 1.9% sequentially and about 37% on year.

Winbond, Macronix June revenues increase

Jul 7, 15:34

Winbond Electronics and Macronix International have reported sequential increases in June consolidated revenues of 4.7% and 15.9%, respectively.

Samsung expects to post record operating profit in 2Q17

Jul 7, 13:59

Samsung Electronics has provided its earnings guidance for the second quarter of 2017, estimating record operating profits of about KRW14 trillion (US$12 billion) on consolidated revenues of approximately KRW60 trillion.

Adata June revenues surge on memory price rally

Jul 6, 15:47

Rising memory chip prices buoyed Adata Technology's June revenues, which climbed to a 41-month high of NT$2.75 billion (US$90.1 million).

Supply of NAND flash for new iPhone falling short

Jul 5, 22:17

SK Hynix and Toshiba have both experienced lower-than-expected yield rates for their 3D NAND technologies resulting in fewer supplies for Apple's 2017 series of iPhones, according to industry sources. The overall supply of NAND flash chips for the upcoming iPhones has fallen short of demand for the...

Micron responds to report of scrapped wafers at Taiwan fab

Jul 5, 22:04

Micron Technology has issued a statement regarding recent reports about its fabrication facility in Taoyuan, Taiwan. Micron clarified that there was no nitrogen leaking incident nor evacuation of personnel. A minor event did occurred at the facility, but operations are recovering speedily without material...

About half of wafers produced at Micron Taiwan fab scrapped, says report

Jul 5, 13:49

A Taiwan-based DRAM foundry owned by Micron Technology, which was formerly Inotera Memories, recently scrapped half of the wafers produced at its 12-inch fab due to problems associated with the use of nitrogen, according to a report from Taiwan's TechNews.

Samsung begins mass production at new fab

Jul 4, 20:36

Samsung Electronics announced its new semiconductor fabrication line in Pyeongtaek (South Korea) has begun mass production and shipping its first product to customers. The new facility will focus on the production of Samsung's fourth-generation V-NAND (64-layer) memory chips.

Sale of Micron shares to buoy Nanya profitability in 2Q17

Jul 4, 11:35

Nanya Technology's sale of Micron Technology shares since mid-June is expected to buoy the Taiwan-based DRAM makers' profitability for the second quarter of 2017, which has been already driven by rising DRAM prices.

Global semiconductor sales increase 22.6% in May, says SIA

Jul 4, 11:29

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$31.9 billion for the month of May 2017, an increase of 22.6% compared to the May 2016 total of US$26 billion and 1.9% more than the April 2017 total of US$31.4 billion, according to SIA. Year-to-year growth in May was the global market's largest since September...

Etron to focus on specialized DRAM products

Jul 3, 15:52

Niche-memory IC design house Etron Technology will transform itself into a dedicated developer of specialized DRAM memory chips, according to company chairman Nicky Lu.

Micron posts profit growth on record revenues in fiscal 3Q17

Jun 30, 14:30

Micron Technology has announced revenues for its third quarter of fiscal 2017 climbed to a record US$5.57 billion, 20% higher compared to the second quarter and 92% higher compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2016.

Talks to sell Toshiba Memory continue; announces new products

Jun 30, 11:01

Toshiba has disclosed the company continues to negotiate the sale of its memory chip business, Toshiba Memory, with Innovation Network of Japan, Bain Capital Private Equity and Development Bank of Japan, as the parties aim to reach a mutually satisfactory definitive agreement.

China DRAM startup to enter 19nm chip production in February 2018

Jun 29, 21:56

Hefei Rui-Li (transliterated from Chinese) Integrated Circuit will start making DRAM chips using 19nm process technology around the end of February 2018, according to industry sources.

Intel intros 64-layer, 3D NAND SSD

Jun 28, 14:24

Intel has announced the delivery of what the company claims is the world’s first commercially available 64-layer, TLC 3D NAND SSD.

Intel 64-layer, 3D NAND SSD

Winbond intros 1.2V, 1.5V NOR flash memories for IoT

Jun 28, 13:55

Winbond Electronics has announced an expansion of its flash product portfolio with the introduction of its lowest-voltage SpiFlash memories to date. At 1.2 and 1.5V, and in 8-pin packages, these newest members of the SpiFlash family provide designers with serial flash memories for audio, wearable,...

New Winbond NOR flash for IoT

China Big Fund commits investment of CNY85 billion

Jun 27, 15:43

China's National Semiconductor Industry Investment Fund (known as the Big Fund) has committed to invest CNY85 billion (US$12.4 billion) into the local IC industry, mainly the manufacturing sector, according to Ding Wenwu, president of the fund.

DRAM ASPs to rise 5% sequentially in 3Q17, says DRAMeXchange

Jun 27, 14:57

The ASP of DRAM chips is forecast to rise 5% sequentially in the third quarter of 2017, as supply remains tight, according to DRAMeXchange.

China foundries striving for more dummy wafer supplies

Jun 26, 15:14

China-based logic IC and memory foundries including Nexchip Semiconductor and Rui-Li (transliterated from Chinese) Integrated Circuit have offered 20% higher prices than what their bigger rivals offer in order to secure more supplies of "dummy" or test wafers particularly 12-inch ones, according to...

China foundries demanding more 12-inch test wafers

Foxconn chairman still expects 50% chance of getting Toshiba semiconductor business

Jun 23, 16:25

Commenting on Toshiba's decision that it will put its negotiation priority for the sale of its semiconductor department on the alliance of Japan- and US-based enterprises, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) chairman Terry Gou has pointed out that the move is only temporary and the competition...

NOR flash prices to rise 20% in 3Q17, says DRAMeXchange

Jun 22, 16:11

Increasing demand for AMOLED panels from brand-name smartphone vendors and the industry's rising output for TDDI (touch with display driver) solutions have propelled the NOR flash market growth recently, according to DRAMeXchange. The global production capacity of NOR flash has come to just 88,000...

WD comments on Toshiba bid on flash JV

Jun 21, 20:38

Western Digital has issued a statement regarding Toshiba's selection of a consortium led by Korea-based SK Hynix and Bain Capital Japan, with funding provided by the government in Japan, Innovation Network Corporation of Japan and Development Bank of Japan, as the preferred bidder regarding the sale...

Toshiba names preferred bidder for memory-chip business sale

Jun 21, 16:00

Toshiba announced on June 21 that its board of directors had resolved to select the consortium of Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, Bain Capital Private Equity and Development Bank of Japan as the preferred bidder in respect to the sale of Toshiba Memory.

Nanya sells more Micron shares

Jun 21, 14:36

Nanya Technology has sold an additional six million shares of Micron Technology, with an aim to increase the company's working capital and repay loans, according to company filings with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

Samsung ramps up 64-layer V-NAND memory production

Jun 20, 15:54

Samsung Electronics has begun volume production of 64-layer, 256Gb V-NAND flash memory for use with an expanding line-up of storage solutions for server, PC and mobile applications, according to the company.

Powerchip to restart NOR flash manufacturing

Jun 20, 14:23

Powerchip Technology has restarted its NOR flash production line amid tight supply of the memory.

Handset IC sales to top total personal computing in 2017, says IC Insights

Jun 20, 14:21

The ongoing slump in shipments of standard PCs along with the drop-off in tablets are setting the stage for handset IC sales to finally surpass IC revenues in total personal computing systems in 2017, according to IC Insights.

Nanya sells partial stake in Micron

Jun 16, 15:27

Taiwan-based DRAM chipmaker Nanya Technology has announced the sale of part of its stake in US-based Micron Technology, with an aim to increase the company's working capital and repay loans.

SEMI sees record fab spending for 2017, 2018

Jun 15, 22:45

SEMI has predicted record spending for fab construction and fab equipment in 2017 and 2018. Korea, Taiwan and China will all see large investments, and spending in Europe will also increase significantly.

Winbond to expand 12-inch fab capacity

Jun 14, 20:27

Winbond Electronics plans to expand its 12-inch fab capacity to 48,000 wafers per month by the end of 2017 from the current 44,000 units, according to the memory maker. The monthly capacity will grow further to 53,000 units in 2018.

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