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NEWS TAGGED 2018
Monday 28 June 2021
South Korea sees chip exports top US$10 billion in May
South Korea's semiconductor exports grew 24% on year to US$10.1 billion in May 2021, a report by local news agency Newsis quoted data compiled by the country's Ministry of...
Thursday 20 May 2021
Memory IC sales poised to hit record in 2022, says IC Insights
Fueled by economic recovery and the transition to a digital economy, memory IC sales are forecast to top US$180 billion in 2022, exceeding the previous record high set in 2018, according...
Thursday 6 May 2021
Samsung to regain top semiconductor supplier ranking in 2Q21, says IC Insights
Driven by a resurgent memory market and relatively flat sales results from Intel, IC Insights believes that Samsung will again replace Intel as the leading semiconductor producer...
Thursday 15 April 2021
ICs play bigger role in Taiwan exports
ICs accounted for a record-high 35.5% of Taiwan's total exports in 2020, indicating Taiwan-based chipmakers are increasingly critical to the country's economy, according to Digitimes...
Thursday 25 March 2021
Global semiconductor materials market sets new high in 2020, says SEMI
The global semiconductor materials market grew 4.9% in 2020 to US$55.3 billion in revenue, surpassing the previous market high of US$52.9 billion set in 2018, according to SEMI.
Thursday 25 February 2021
SK Hynix strikes 5-year deal with ASML for EUV equipment supply
SK Hynix has signed a 5-year contract worth KRW4.75 trillion (US4.3 billion) with ASML to procure extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography systems, local media reports in South Korea...
Tuesday 9 February 2021
Taiwan foundries gearing up for capacity expansions
Taiwan-based pure-play foundries are gearing up for capacity expansions in 2021 to satisfy growing customer demand, according to industry observers.
Wednesday 3 February 2021
Global 2020 silicon revenue remains stable with wafer shipments edging up, say SEMI
Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased 5% in 2020, when revenue remained unchanged from 2019 at US$11.17 billion, according to SEMI.
Tuesday 19 January 2021
ASE Technology posts record profit for 2020
Backend house ASE Technology has reported net profit of NT$27.59 billion (US$985.37 million) on consolidated revenue of NT$476.98 billion for 2020, with both results hitting the highest...
Tuesday 29 December 2020
Fabless company share of IC sales to set new record at 32.9% in 2020, says IC Insights
With a 22% jump expected in fabless company IC sales this year, led by a forecast US$2.8 billion sales increase by AMD, as compared to only a 6% IC sales increase forecast for the...
Monday 30 November 2020
Bough Lin to resign as SPIL chairman
Bough Lin will resign as chairman of Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL), according to ASE Technology, the parent company for SPIL.
Monday 23 November 2020
TSMC reportedly plans capacity expansion at Nanjing fab
TSMC has decided to build new facilities at its 12-inch fab in Nanjing to satisfy growing demand from the foundry's local customers in China, according to a report by Taiwan's Central...
Wednesday 28 October 2020
IC Insights expects modest DRAM price erosion through end-2020
DRAM ASPs climbed to US$3.70 in June 2020 before tapering off to US$3.51 in July and August, according to IC Insights, which expects modest price erosion through the end of this ye...
Tuesday 20 October 2020
SK Hynix to acquire Intel NAND memory biz
Intel and SK Hynix have signed an agreement under which the latter would acquire the former's NAND memory and storage business for US$9 billion, according to the companies.
Wednesday 14 October 2020
China to have 22% of foundry market in 2020, says IC Insights
Despite the COVID-19 shutdown of the Chinese economy earlier this year, China's share of the pure-play foundry market is forecast to be 22% in 2020, 17pp higher than it registered...
Wednesday 15 August 2018
Samsung OLC SSD
Samsung Electronics has begun mass producing the industry's first 4-bit (QLC, quad-level cell) 4-terabyte (TB) SATA solid-state drive (SSD) for consumers. Based on 1-terabit (Tb) V-NAND with performance equivalent to the company's 3-bit design, Samsung's QLC SSD is expected to bring a new level of efficiency to consumer SSDs, Samsung said. With its new 1Tb 4-bit V-NAND chip, Samsung will be able to efficiently produce a 128GB memory card for smartphones that will lead the charge toward higher capacities for high-performance memory storage. Typically, as data stored within a memory cell increases from three bits to four, the chip capacity per unit area would rise and the electrical charge (used to determine information from a sensor) would decrease by as much as 50% making it considerably more difficult to maintain a device's desired performance and speed. However, Samsung said its 4-bit 4TB QLC SATA SSD maintains its performance levels at the same level as a 3-bit SSD, by using a 3-bit SSD controller and TurboWrite technology, while increasing drive capacity through the use of 32 chips, all based on 64-layer fourth-generation 1Tb V-NAND. The 4-bit QLC SSD enables a sequential read speed of 540 MB/s and a sequential write speed of 520 MB/s, and comes with a three-year warranty. Samsung plans to introduce several 4-bit consumer SSDs later in 2018 with 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB capacities in the widely used 2.5-inch form factor.
Friday 30 March 2018
Apple 9.7-inch iPad (2018)
Apple has updated its 9.7-inch iPad with support for Apple Pencil plus increased performance, starting at US$329. The new 9.7-inch iPad and Apple Pencil give users the ability to be creative and productive, from sketching ideas and jotting down handwritten notes to marking up screenshots. The new iPad features a Retina display, the A10 Fusion chip and advanced sensors that help deliver immersive augmented reality (AR). The new iPad's A10 Fusion chip is constructed with 64-bit desktop-class architecture, delivering 40% faster CPU and 50% faster graphics performance for multitasking and graphics-intensive apps, according to Apple. The front- and rear-facing cameras offer low-light performance and HD video recording for document scanning, moviemaking and FaceTime calls.
Friday 2 March 2018
Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+
Samsung Electronics has introduced the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+. They are designed with a new dual aperture lens that powers a low light camera, super slow-mo video capabilities and personalized AR emoji. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ deliver an enhanced entertainment experience with stereo speakers tuned by AKG, immersive audio with Dolby AtmosR and a refined edge-to-edge Infinity Display 1 - a key staple in Samsung's design heritage, according to the vendor. In addition, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will come with the new SmartThings app, which unites Samsung's existing IoT services into one single, smart experience. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ will be available starting on March 16, 2018 in select markets.
Jul 23, 10:33
Chenbro launches the RM252/RM352 series server chassis to empower small base stations deployment in telecommunications
Tuesday 13 July 2021
MOBI standards guide innovation in blockchain services for growth in smart mobility industry
Wednesday 7 July 2021
ADLINK helping manufacturers upgrade businesses with private 5G network-enabled smart manufacturing solutions
Wednesday 7 July 2021
Coretronic leverages strengths to enable smart manufacturing
TSMC dossier (8): Can China establish leadership in semiconductor sector?
Mitac sees 52-week lead time for server component deliveries
Is GF a good buy for Intel?
Chip probing houses to gain from new iPhone SE series, say sources
Intel GF buyout unlikely, sources say
Google, VW, Toyota keen to develop car operating systems
Bluetooth LBS apps getting popularity for COVID tracking, says Digitimes Research
Development of on-device AI chips for smart speakers gaining momentum
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