Monday 13 March 2023
China NAND flash controller vendors stepping up niche-market applications
Chinese NAND flash controller IC suppliers including Goke Microelectronics, Maxio Technology and Yeestor Microelectronics are gaining presence in the China market for SSD controller,s...
Tuesday 21 February 2023
Memory firms brace for workforce reductions
A number of memory chipmakers and solution suppliers are reorganizing their teams and reallocating resources, with plans to scale down their workforces, according to industry sourc...
Wednesday 8 February 2023
Silicon Motion sees challenges ahead
Silicon Motion Technology, a memory device controller IC company, has warned of soft sales and lower-than-normal visibility in the first quarter of 2023.
Monday 19 December 2022
Blacklisted YMTC sees bumpy road ahead for 232-layer NAND mass production
China's largest memory maker Yangtz Memory Technologies (YMTC) will be deterred from entering mass production of its 232-layer 3D NAND flash and developing more advanced chips after...
Monday 5 December 2022
Silicon Motion Technology actively competes for automotive application
NAND flash controller IC design house Silicon Motion Technology in early 2022 entered the automotive application for the first time by providing Toyota Motor with such ICs used in...
Tuesday 15 November 2022
US bans may not be loosened for next 5 years, which benefits Korean memory brands, says Silicon Motion
Wallace Kou, CEO of NAND Flash controller chip maker Silicon Motion (SMI), believes that the US's semiconductor sanctions on China won't budge at all for the next 5 years, regardless...
Thursday 3 November 2022
Silicon Motion gearing up for PCIe Gen5 SSD controller sampling
Silicon Motion Technology is scheduled to start sampling its enterprise-class PCIe Gen5 SSD controller series in early 2023, followed by volume production at the end of next year,...
Monday 1 August 2022
Silicon Motion posts over 50% surge in eMMC and UFS controller sales
Flash device controller IC supplier Silicon Motion Technology has reported net sales increased 14% from a year earlier to US$252.4 million in the second quarter of 2022, when sales...
Wednesday 18 May 2022
Datacenters to become biggest consumer of NAND flash in 2023-2024
NAND flash demand for datacenter applications will be rising robustly, with bit shipments likely to outpace those for handsets between 2023 and 2024, according to Wallace Kou, president...
Monday 16 May 2022
Silicon Motion to operate independently after merger with MaxLinear
Silicon Motion Technology will not change its trade mark or operating strategy after being acquired by US-based broadband communication chips supplier MaxLinear, as both companies...
Friday 6 May 2022
MaxLinear to acquire Silicon Motion
MaxLinear and Silicon Motion Technology have entered into a definitive agreement under which MaxLinear will acquire Silicon Motion in a cash and stock transaction that values the...
Tuesday 22 March 2022
NAND flash chipmakers step up controller chip purchases
NAND flash chip vendors including Samsung Electronics and Micron Technology have moved to increase more of their controller chip production to third-party suppliers, such as Phison...
Friday 18 March 2022
Demand for ESD protection chips to surge as PCIe 4.0 goes mainstream
PCIe4.0 is expected to emerge as a mainstream transmission interface standard for diverse notebooks and desktops in 2022, providing significant growth opportunities for ESD (electrostatic...
Thursday 17 March 2022
Silicon Motion obtains PCIe Gen4 SSD controller orders from major chip vendors
Silicon Motion Technology with its PCIe Gen4 SSD controllers is eyeing its entry into the supply chain of the world's top-5 PC brand vendors, as the company has obtained orders for...
Wednesday 9 March 2022
NAND flash supply to fall short of demand for only certain apps, says Silicon Motion
The supply of NAND flash memory will fall short of demand for only certain device applications, according to flash device controller supplier Silicon Motion Technology, which expects...