1412 news items tagged flash
Samsung reportedly looking to outsource memory controller productionFriday 16 April 2021
Samsung Electronics is looking to outsource the production of its memory controllers amid tight capacity at its own foundry, according to market sources.
VIS reports record 1Q21 revenueMonday 12 April 2021
Taiwan-based Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), an 8-inch foundry for specialty ICs, saw its first-quarter revenue increase 5.3% sequentially to a record high of NT$9.18...
NOR flash chipmakers see more customers eager for long-term dealsThursday 8 April 2021
Taiwan-based NOR flash chipmakers have seen more of their clients eager to strike long-term supply agreements, according to industry sources.
Backend firms to see robust demand for specialty DRAM through 3Q21Tuesday 6 April 2021
Backend houses including Powertech Technology (PTI) and ChipMOS Technologies have seen demand for specialty DRAM chips surge in the last 1-2 months, and are expected to enjoy robust...
NOR flash supply to stay tight in next 2 years, says Macronix chairTuesday 30 March 2021
The ongoing tight supply of NOR flash chips will likely persist over the next two years, according to Miin Wu, chairman for Macronix International.
DRAM contract prices to rise further in 2Q21Friday 26 March 2021
DRAM contract prices will register a larger sequential rise in the second quarter after rising 5-10% in the first quarter, according to industry sources.
NAND flash prices to see single-digit rise in 2Q21Thursday 18 March 2021
NAND flash prices are expected to register single-digit sequential increases in the second quarter of 2021, and then rise further modestly through the second half of the year, according...
Winbond board approves capex for new 12-inch fab in southern TaiwanWednesday 17 March 2021
Winbond Electronics' board of directors has approved a capex budget of approximately NT$13.13 billion (US$463.83 million) to invest in the company's new 12-inch wafer plant located...
Phison expects rising ASP to boost revenueFriday 12 March 2021
NAND flash device controller specialist Phison Electronics expects to post over 20% revenue growth in 2021, driven by rising product ASPs.
Apacer ramping up inventory levelThursday 11 March 2021
Apacer Technology has moved to ramp up its inventory level in anticipation of DRAM and NAND flash price hikes, according to CK Chang, president of the memory module maker.
Highlights of the day: NAND flash prices to riseWednesday 10 March 2021
The global NAND flash market may still be oversupplied, but with SSD prices set to rise due to severe controller chip shortages, NAND...
NAND flash contract prices likely to rise in 2Q21Wednesday 10 March 2021
NAND flash contract prices are expected to stop falling and begin to rise in the second quarter, according to industry sources.
Winbond, Macronix post brisk February resultsTuesday 9 March 2021
Winbond Electronics, a maker of specialty DRAM and flash memory, and ROM and flash memory chipmaker Macronix International both saw their revenues for February 2021 come to high levels...
DRAM, NOR flash prices to rise through 2H21Friday 5 March 2021
DRAM and NOR flash memory prices are expected to rise through the second half of 2021, as growth on the supply side fails to catch up, according to industry sources.
TSMC sees revenue per wafer surgeThursday 4 March 2021
TSMC was the only pure-play foundry manufacturing ICs using both 7nm and 5nm process nodes, which boosted its overall revenue per wafer significantly in 2020, according to IC Insig...
Automotive memory demand promisingWednesday 3 March 2021
Memory chipmakers and related controller suppliers have stepped up their deployments in the automotive field, looking to grasp new business opportunities.
Macronix provides ultra-high-performance OctaBus flash memory to STMicro's latest microcontrollersWednesday 3 March 2021
Macronix International, a leading integrated device manufacturer in the non-volatile memory (NVM) market, announced that STMicroelectronics (ST) is using Macronix OctaBus flash memory...
ESMT sees profit hike on rising specialty DRAM pricesTuesday 2 March 2021
Memory-IC design house Elite Semiconductor Memory Technology (ESMT) has reported net profit surged over 50% sequentially and 100% on year to NT$139 million (US$4.99 million) in January...
Phison puts increased focus on non-CE appsFriday 26 February 2021
Phison Electronics, which specializes in flash storage devices and controller ICs, has put increased focus on enterprise, automotive and industrial applications while lowering sales...
Kioxia breaks ground for new 3D NAND wafer fabFriday 26 February 2021
Kioxia held a groundbreaking ceremony for a semiconductor fabrication facility, dubbed Fab 7, at its factory site in Yokkaichi, Japan on February 24. The facility will be dedicated...
TSMC ranks in top-10 for capacity in main wafer sizesFriday 26 February 2021
As of December 2020, only TSMC was among the wafer capacity leaders in each of the main wafer size categories ranked by IC Insights. The Taiwan-based foundry had the most 200mm wafer...
Chip shortage likely to persist through 2022, says Silicon MotionThursday 25 February 2021
Foundry and backend capacity constraints resulting in a global shortage of semiconductors will likely persist through 2022, according to Silicon Motion Technology, a Taiwan-based...
Silicon Motion breaks ground for new HQThursday 25 February 2021
Flash device controller IC company Silicon Motion Technology held a groundbreaking ceremony on February 24 for its new headquarters in northern Taiwan.
DRAM and flash memory supply to stay tight in 2H21, says WinbondMonday 22 February 2021
A rally in DRAM and flash memory prices will boost Winbond Electronics' memory business revenue in March and April, according to Pei-Ming Chen, president for the specialty DRAM and...
China remains largest IC marketMonday 22 February 2021
China became the largest IC market in the world in 2005 and has continued to grow in size since then. In 2020, China's IC market increased to US$143.4 billion, a 9% gain from US$131.3...