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Closer ties among non-Korean DRAM makers
  • Micron Technology has decided to purchase additional stake in Inotera Memories making it the largest shareholder of the Taiwan-based DRAM firm. The announcement came amid recent speculation that Micron and Elpida Memory would partner with an aim to jointly compete against longtime industry leader Samsung Electronics.

    Last update: Thursday 23 February 2012 [13 news items]

Micron becomes largest shareholder of Inotera

Feb 23, 01:05

US-based DRAM maker Micron has taken up new shares released by Inotera Memories in a private placement for about NT$5 billion (US$169.1 million), or NT$6.55 per share. Consequently,...

Elpida rumored to be resuming tie-up talks with Toshiba

Feb 16, 15:49

Elpida Memory may be resuming talks with Toshiba about integrating business operations, which has been pushed by the Japan government, according to industry sources. Terms set for...

Possible Micron-Elpida merger could rock DRAM market to its core, says IHS

Feb 16, 11:42

A possible merger between US firm Micron Technology and Japan's Elpida Memories has the potential to dramatically redraw the competitive landscape of the DRAM space, yielding a new...

Micron may become the largest shareholder of Inotera

Feb 16, 01:20

DRAM maker Inotera plans to hold a shareholders meeting on February 22 to discuss a NT$1.5 billion (US$51 million) private placement. Industry sources indicated that Micron will likely...

Korean firms leading mobile DRAM market

Feb 14, 14:03

The increasing popularity of smartphones and tablet PCs drove demand for mobile DRAM memory during 2011. Taiwan-based Nanya Technology, Powerchip Technology and Winbond Electronics...

Smartphones spur demand for mobile DRAM

Possible versions to fix Elpida debt repayment crunch

Jan 31, 15:26

Japan-based memory chipmaker Elpida Memory reportedly is struggling to repay its debts due by early April, and therefore is exploring various options to raise funds in time. Industry...

Micron to buy US$500 million worth of Elpida shares, says report

Newswatch - Jan 30, 11:29

Micron Technology reportedly will spend at least US$500 million to buy a stake in Japan rival Elpida Memory, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report...

DRAM firms should consider merging, say Nanya and Inotera executives

Jan 19, 16:30

DRAM makers should consider uniting to tackle industry issues, according to CC Wu, chairman for Nanya Technology. Charles Kau, president of Inotera Memories, also echoed Wu's statement...

Nanya welcomes cooperation with Elpida

Jan 17, 01:25

Nanya Technology will not exclude the possibility of discussing with Japan's Elpida Memory and its existing partner Micron Technology about a potential tie-up, according to company...

Elpida to buy Powerchip stake in Rexchip, says CEO

Sep 28, 10:55

Elpida Memory is looking to wholly own its Taiwan-based subsidiary Rexchip Electronics, through acquiring the remaining 36% stake held by Powerchip Technology, according to company...

Elpida to accelerate move of DRAM production to Rexchip, says CEO

Sep 21, 10:56

Elpida Memory will gradually transfer its DRAM production lines to Rexchip Electronics in the coming year, as part of the company's measures to combat the appreciation of the Japanese...

Elpida, Micron reportedly in talks on DRAM partnership

Jun 21, 14:24

High-level executives from Elpida Memory, Micron Technology and Nanya Technology reportedly have been holding frequent talks as a warm-up to some form of partnership in the future...

Micron hopes to unite non-Korean DRAM players in an alliance

Jan 15, 01:00

Micron is hoping to form an alliance to unite DRAM players from the US, Japan and Taiwan arranged as three parent companies and five sibling companies, according to sources at DRAM...

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