Rescuing the DRAM industry
The DRAM industry accounts for about 10% of global semiconductor revenues, and chronic oversupply and diminished demand has led to a near collapse in the industry, with related shock waves affecting growth in the semiconductor and related equipment markets.
In Taiwan, the government has been eyeing a rescue package for struggling DRAM players, but consolidation in the industry is expected to continue.
Last update: Thursday 27 December 2012 [377 news items]
Winbond posts first profit in 11 quarters
Jan 29, 16:49
DRAM maker Winbond Electronics, which has diversified its product mix to include niche DRAM, NOR flash and GDDR, has announced net income of NT$342 million (US$10.7 million) on revenues...
Elpida sees first net profits in nine quarters
Jan 28, 15:49
Computer-memory chipmaker Elpida Memory has reported net profits of 21.1 billion yen (US$234 million) for fiscal third-quarter ended December 31, 2009, representing a return to profitability...
PSC dismisses report on Rexchip shares buyback
Stockwatch - Jan 26, 11:47
DRAM maker Powerchip Semiconductor Corporation (PSC) has indicated that it is not the source of a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report saying it will...
Nanya cautious about 1Q10 as ASPs decline
Jan 22, 16:05
Nanya Technology, currently Taiwan's top DRAM maker by revenues, has expressed concerns that it may see ASPs drop sequentially in the first quarter of 2010 due to weakness in DDR2...
PSC and Inotera post profits for 4Q09
Jan 21, 11:29
DRAM maker Powerchip Semiconductor Corporation (PSC) has posted its first profit in 11 quarters, while rival Inotera Memories has also reported profits for the fourth quarter after...
Rexchip posts second straight quarterly profit
Jan 20, 11:52
Rexchip Electronics, a 64%-held subsidiary of Elpida Memory, has announced that net profits for the fourth quarter of 2009 amounted to NT$3.5 billion (US$110 million). The DRAM producer...
Rexchip ramping DDR3 output
Jan 12, 16:49
Rexchip Electronics has said it is scheduled to increase its DDR3 wafer starts share to 70% and production share to 50% in the first quarter of 2010. DDR3 accounted for 40% of its...
Winbond consolidated revenues up in 2009
Jan 11, 11:09
Memory maker Winbond Electronics, which has moved to turn its focus away from commodity DRAM, saw revenues from its core business decrease 10.5% in 2009. But consolidated revenues...
Rexchip plans IPO in 2010, says president
Jan 6, 12:17
Rexchip Electronics, which is 64%-owned by Elpida Memory, has announced plans to go public in 2010. The DRAM maker will file an application for IPO (initial public offering) in Taiwan's...
Elpida, Rexchip start 40nm era
Jan 6, 11:10
Elpida Memory recently conducted pilot production of 2Gb DDR3 chips using 40nm coupled with 6F2 process technology at its Hiroshima fab, and has raised yield rates high enough for...
DRAM maker PSC sales down 41% in 2009
Jan 5, 11:58
Powerchip Semiconductor Corporation (PSC) has reported unaudited revenues of NT$31.17 billion (US$982 million) for 2009, representing a 41% decline from NT$52.83 billion in 2008....
Nanya revenues up in 2009, but Inotera down
Jan 4, 16:19
DRAM maker Nanya Technology has reported revenues of NT$42.46 billion (US$1.33 billion) for 2009, representing a 17% growth from NT$36.31 billion in 2008. However, Inotera Memories...
ProMOS denies layoff rumors
Stockwatch - Dec 30, 15:36
DRAM maker ProMOS Technologies has issued a filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) dismissing rumors of pending layoffs, saying it currently has no plans to cut jobs.
Inotera gets approval to issue new shares in Taiwan
Newswatch - Dec 30, 13:39
Taiwan's Securities and Futures Bureau under the Cabinet's Financial Supervisory Commission has confirmed its approval of Inotera Memories' plans to issue 640 million new shares at...
Winbond expected to see profits in 4Q09
Dec 30, 11:10
DRAM maker Winbond Electronics, which has focused more on niche memory, will likely swing back to profitability in the fourth quarter of 2009 following losses for 10 consecutive quarters,...
TIMC might invest in Rexchip
Dec 24, 11:22
Rumors have circulated in Taiwan that Taiwan Innovative Memory Company (TIMC) may become an active player through an equity investment in Rexchip Electronics in cooperation with Elpida...