Tuesday 24 October 2023
Memory chipmakers seeking profitability
Memory chip manufacturers are currently more concerned with regaining profitability than expanding their market share, according to industry sources.
Friday 20 October 2023
Kioxia is said to approach JIC to back Western Digital merger
Kioxia Holdings Corp. has approached Japan Investment Corp. about making a capital infusion to support its merger with Western Digital Corp. and strengthen the combined company's...
Wednesday 18 October 2023
Powerchip reportedly seeks government subsidies for new Japan fab
Pure-play foundry Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) is reportedly negotiating subsidies with the Japanese government with regards to the establishment of a new 12-inch...
Monday 2 October 2023
Memory chip vendors may struggle to profit by end-2023
Despite recent price increases for memory chips, major suppliers including Samsung Electronics, SK Hynix, Micron Technology, and Kioxia may still struggle to return to profitability...
Thursday 10 August 2023
Kioxia faces continuous losses as NAND price further declines
Memory chip manufacturer Kioxia is facing ongoing losses due to weak demand for smartphones, PCs, and data centers, which has led to a prolonged slump in the NAND flash market.
Monday 31 July 2023
Kioxia's new NAND plant delayed due to weak memory market
Japanese memory manufacturer Kioxia, located in Iwate Prefecture, Japan, is constructing its second NAND Flash plant in Kitakami. Originally, the target completion date was set for...
Monday 24 July 2023
China trade curb on Micron sees exclusion effects extend to all terminal apps
Since China's authorities on May 21 ordered domestic critical information infrastructure operators to stop buying memory products from Micron Technology, citing serious cybersecurity...
Tuesday 18 July 2023
China approval would be key to Kioxia-Western Digital merger
China's approval would be key to whether Kioxia could quickly merge with Western Digital's flash business, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 7 June 2023
Global 1Q23 enterprise SSD revenue falls by nearly half
Due to a slump in both volume and prices, revenue in the enterprise SSD market fell 47.3% sequentially to nearly US$2 billion in the first quarter of 2023, according to TrendForce.
Monday 5 June 2023
Kioxia and WD finalizing business integration talks
Japanese NAND Flash manufacturer Kioxia and US memory maker Western Digital (WD) are finalizing the discussion of their business integration.
Monday 5 June 2023
Global NAND flash output value to drop again
The value of the global NAND flash industry output will continue to fall in the second quarter of 2023, albeit at a slower rate than in the first, when it declined 16%, according...
Friday 2 June 2023
Kioxia opens 2 new R&D facilities
Kioxia has begun operating two new R&D facilities in Japan - the Flagship Building at the Yokohama Technology Campus and the Shin-Koyasu Technology Front - bolstering the company's...
Tuesday 16 May 2023
Kioxia and WD reportedly resume merger talks
As the slow demand for NAND persists, Kioxia and Western Digital are reportedly accelerating their merger talks, which may create the second-largest flash memory chip producer after...
Wednesday 19 April 2023
Samsung focuses output cut effort on DRAM
Samsung Electronics has focused its output reduction efforts on DRAM, while striving to maintain its NAND flash chip output to further enhance its market leadership, according to...
Wednesday 12 April 2023
Nanya remains under pressure to constrain output growth
Taiwan-based DRAM chipmaker Nanya Technology said the company is still under pressure to limit output growth.