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Monday 26 April 2021
Cryptomining demand for large-capacity SSDs surges in China
China-based cryptomining hardware makers are "panic buying" all the available large-capacity SSDs from the spot market, according to industry sources.
Friday 19 March 2021
8-inch silicon wafer prices unlikely to rise in 2Q21
Demand for 8-inch silicon wafers has been rising significantly along with increasingly tight capacity supply at foundry fabs, but prices for such wafers are not expected to rise in...
Wednesday 17 March 2021
Taiwan foundries running at full capacity for mature processes
TSMC, United Microelectronics (UMC), Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) and Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) continue to run at full capacity for their 28nm and...
Friday 12 March 2021
DDR3 memory shortage worsens
Global supply of DDR3 chips has fallen short of demand by at least over 30,000 wafers, which has been pushing up pricing for the memory, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 13 January 2021
DRAM prices to rise through 2Q21
DRAM contract market prices have risen 5-10% in the first quarter of 2021, and will continue their rally in the second quarter, according to sources at memory module makers.
Tuesday 29 December 2020
GlobalWafers to raise spot quotes for silicon wafers
GlobalWafers has run all its production lines for 12-, 8- and 6-inch silicon wafers at full capacity, according to company chairperson Doris Hsu. The silicon wafer supplier plans...
Tuesday 22 December 2020
DRAM spot prices surge
Spot market prices for DRAM memory have surged recently and reached levels that are over 20% higher than contract market prices, according to sources at memory module houses.
Thursday 17 December 2020
DRAM spot prices to start rising later in December
DRAM spot prices will start rising in the second half of December, with the rally set to persist through January 2021, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 8 December 2020
Specialty DRAM, NOR flash prices rise in spot market
Spot market prices for specialty DRAM and NOR flash memory have begun to rise recently to reflect rising manufacturing costs, with the price rally set to persist through the second...
Thursday 3 December 2020
DRAM spot prices about to rally
Spot market prices for DRAM memory are about to rally on an anticipated pick-up in end-market demand, according to sources at memory module makers.
Tuesday 24 November 2020
Eight-inch foundry quotes to rise up to 40% in 2021
Pure-play foundries including Globalfoundries, United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) have raised their 8-inch foundry quotes by 10-15% in the...
Wednesday 4 November 2020
Memory spot prices stop rising
Memory spot market prices have stopped rising since November, probably an indication of demand weakness as a whole, according to sources at memory module makers.
Wednesday 14 October 2020
Memory module houses see demand in China disappoint
Despite a continued rally in memory spot market prices, channel distributors in China continue to see disappointing SSD and DRAM module sales, according to sources at memory module...
Wednesday 30 September 2020
Memory ASPs may stop falling in 1Q21
Memory ASPs are likely to fall through the fourth quarter of 2020, but there are signs that they will stabilize in the following quarter, according to sources at memory module make...
Thursday 10 September 2020
NAND flash ASP to continue slide, says Phison
Despite a recent pick-up in NAND flash spot prices, the memory ASPs will still be on a downward trend until Lunar New Year in February 2021, according to KS Pua, chairman for memory...