Wednesday 15 November 2017
China IC firm sets milestone with rollout of 3D NAND flash
Yangtze River Storage Technology (YMTC) under the Tsinghua Unigroup has successfully developed 32-layer 3D NAND flash chips, marking a new milestone and major technological breakthrough...
Thursday 14 May 2015
Cypress enters race to buy ISSI
Cypress Semiconductor announced on May 13 that the company has made an offer to buy Integrated Silicon Solution (ISSI) for US$19.75 per share in cash.
Tuesday 27 January 2015
Spansion and Macronix reach settlement agreement
Spansion and Macronix International announced on January 27 that they have settled all outstanding patent disputes and actions, including their respective complaints at the US International...
Tuesday 2 December 2014
Cypress and Spansion to merge
Cypress Semiconductor and Spansion have signed a definitive agreement to merge in an all-stock, tax-free transaction valued at approximately US$4 billion. The post-merger company...
Friday 28 November 2014
IC suppliers gear up for automobile memory chip market
With the global automobile electronics market set for strong growth in 2015, a number of semiconductor firms including Micron Technology, Spansion, Micronix International, Winbond...
Wednesday 1 October 2014
China-based foundry house XMC ties up with Spansion to develop 3D NAND flash chips
China-based 12-inch wafer foundry house XMC reportedly has teamed up with Spansion to jointly develop and produce 3D NAND flash chips, with trial production to begin in 2016 and volume...
Friday 19 September 2014
Spansion inks cross licensing agreement with Winbond
Spansion has announced the signing of a cross-license agreement with Winbond Electronics, allowing both companies access to each other's flash memory patent portfolio.
Wednesday 27 August 2014
Allied Telesis to cease imports of Spansion devices alleged of infringement
Japan-based Allied Telesis has agreed to a consent order to cease all US imports of products containing Spansion devices alleged of patent infringement, according to a statement from...
Tuesday 31 December 2013
Macronix files patent infringement complaints with USITC against Spansion and its customers
Macronix International and Macronix America have have filed a patent infringement law suit against Spansion, Inc, Spansion LLC, Spansion (Thailand) and certain of their customers...
Thursday 21 November 2013
Spansion gearing up for Japan MCU market
Having acquired Fujitsu's MCU unit, Spansion is set to expand its presence in Japan with a focus on industrial and other application-specific applications.
Thursday 14 November 2013
Macronix files petitions with USPTO challenging validity of Spansion patents
Macronix International announced on November 14 that the company has filed petitions with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for an inter partes review, challenging the validity...
Thursday 3 October 2013
Macronix files patent complaints against Spansion for infringement of 7 flash memory patents
Macronix International announced on October 3 that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Spansion LLC and Spansion in the US for infringement of seven Macronix patents...
Wednesday 18 September 2013
Spansion Serial NOR and NAND Qualified as Xilinx Supported Flash for Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC
Spansion Inc. (NYSE: CODE), a global leader in Flash memory-based embedded systems solutions, today announced that the Spansion FL-S family of Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) Flash...
Thursday 15 August 2013
Macronix vows to defend against Spansion patent suit
Macronix International has responded to Spansion's patent suit filing with the US ITC as saying the company will fully defend itself against allegations of patent infringement.
Thursday 15 August 2013
Spansion sues Macronix over flash patents
Spansion has filed complaints against Taiwan-based Macronix International alleging past and ongoing widespread violations of Spansion's patents in a broad and growing range of Macronix...