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Highlights of the day: Chinese DRAM firm CXMT ramps up 19nm production
DIGITIMES staff

China's bid to increase semiconductor self-sufficiency will take a step further - albeit a small one, perhaps - as homegrown DRAM maker CXMT is ramping up 19nm production. CXMT's goal is to reach an output of 40,000 wafers monthly for the 19nm process by mid 2020. While many Taiwan-based firms are moving some of their production lines out of China, others are still increasing their investments there, including Nan Ya PCB. The Taiwan-based maker have disclosed it will invest another US$48 million in its plant in Kunshan to expand production capacity for ABF substrates, which have seen significant demand from the 5G networking chip segment. In the IT supply chain, servers remain promising. Inventec expects a significant rise in revenues from the server segment in 2020 when worldwide server shipments rebound.

Chinese DRAM maker CXMT ramping 19nm process output: China-based DRAM chipmaker ChangXin Memory Technologies (CXMT, formerly Innotron) has managed to improve its 19nm process manufacturing yield rates to satisfactory levels, and is ramping up the process output with a goal of reaching 40,000 wafers monthly by the middle of 2020, according to industry sources.

Nan Ya set to expand ABF substrate capacity in 2020: Nan Ya PCB has disclosed plans to invest an additional US$48 million in its factory in Kunshan, China, where the Taiwan-based company will expand ABF substrate production capacity to meet rapidly growing demand.

Inventec expects server sales to boom in 2020: Inventec expects to post a significant increase in its server business revenues next year when server shipments worldwide are expected to rebound by 4-6%, according to company president Maurice Wu.

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