Global semiconductor sales increase in May
The global semiconductor industry posted May sales of US$35 billion, up 1.5% sequentially, according to Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
Adata SSD revenue hikes nearly 70% in June
Memory module maker Adata Technology saw revenue generated from its SSD sales climb nearly 70% on year to NT$966 million (US$32.8 million) in June 2020.
Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has been engaged in the development of next-generation non-volatile memory technologies, such as ferroelectric RAM (FRAM) and spin-orbit torque magnetic random-access memory (SOT-MRAM), for more than 10 years, and has transferred the technologies...
Nanya posts revenue growth in 2Q20
DRAM maker Nanya Technology saw its revenue slide to a four-month low of NT$5.32 billion (US$180.4 million) in June, but revenue for the second quarter climbed 14.4% sequentially to NT$16.49 billion.
Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) is urging international material and equipment makers to invest in Taiwan where demand for semiconductor equipment, especially from the wafer foundry sector, is expected to surge in the next few years.
Kioxia demos EDSFF SSD form factor
Delivering a glimpse into the future of data center architectures, Kioxia America has demonstrated an E3.S full-function development vehicle in conjunction with a leading server OEM. It said this breakthrough enterprise and datacenter SSD form factor (EDSFF), also known as E3, is designed to maximize...
Highlights of the day: Samsung keen to overtake TSMC
TSMC is the clear leader in the semiconductor foundry sector, and Samsung is keen to close the gap. The Korean giant reportedly plans to skip the 4nm node and jump directly from 5nm to 3nm in a bid to beat the Taiwanese rival in the tech...
SK Hynix starts mass production of high-speed DRAM
SK Hynix has announced the mass production of HBM2E DRAM, which was introduced in August 2019.
TLC NAND flash prices under downward pressure
NAND flash contract prices are expected to hold flat in the third quarter of 2020, but prices for 3D 3bits/cell (TLC) NAND chips have come under increasingly downward pressure due to a further slowdown in consumer SSD demand, according to industry sources.
Samsung remains dominant in smartphone memory market
Samsung Electronics maintained its lead in the smartphone memory market with 50% revenue share in the first quarter of 2020, followed by SK Hynix and Micron Technology, according to Strategy Analytics. Samsung, SK Hynix and Micron captured almost 84% revenue share in the global smartphone memory market...
Kioxia completes acquisition of Lite-On SSD unit
Kioxia has completed its takeover of Lite-On Technology's SSD business - Solid State Storage Technology - and its affiliated companies today (July 1), according to the Japan-based memory solutions provider.
Micron posts revenue and profit growth for fiscal 3Q20
Micron Technology has announced results for its third quarter of fiscal 2020, which ended May 28, with revenue registering increases of 13% sequentially and 14% on year.
As of December 2019, Taiwan led the world in wafer capacity with about 22% of worldwide capacity installed in the country, according to IC Insights. Taiwan surpassed South Korea in 2015 to become the largest capacity holder after having passed Japan in 2011.
Highlights of the day: MediaTek sees robust orders
MediaTek has booked more capacities at foundries and backend service providers for the second half of 2020. MediaTek is seeing robust demand not only for its smartphone chips, but also its other offerings. As far as chip supply is concerned,...
Kioxia (renamed from Toshiba Memory) is expected to complete its takeover of Lite-On Technology's SSD business in early July, according to industry sources.
No peak season this year for GlobalWafers
GlobalWafers will not see a peak season in 2020, according to Doris Hsu, chairperson for the silicon wafer manufacturer.
Defying a decline in market revenue, the world's top-10 semiconductor suppliers managed to generate revenue growth of 2.1% in the first quarter of 2020, as they benefitted from a COVID-19-driven increase in PC and server sales, according to Omdia.
China IC sector to thrive on 5G, AIoT, EV applications
The year 2020 may become the watershed in the evolution of global supply chains with regionalization and demassification in high gear posing major changes to the world, and the semiconductor sector will play a pivotal role in the process, with China likely to embrace a new opportunity for its IC industry...
The automotive IC market is forecast to register a strong growth of 9.7% CAGR by 2024, according to IC Insights.
Team Group expects flat performance in 2020
Memory module house Team Group expects to post flat sales growth in 2020, but is aware of demand uncertainty that may emerge later this year due to a fresh coronavirus outbreak in Beijing.
NOR flash ASP likely to drop in 2H20, says DRAMeXchange
NOR flash ASPs went up about 5% sequentially in the first quarter and have registered another on-quarter rise of 10-20% in the second quarter, but are likely to fall in the second half of 2020 as end-market demand decelerates and inventory starts swelling in the supply chain, according to DRAMeXchan...
The games console market is expected to see vendors launch new devices, intensifying competition against each other later this year. The keen competition means strong demand for NAND flash to support the consoles' large storage. Meanwhile,...
Kioxia launches 24G SAS SSD for servers, storage
Kioxia America has launched what it claims is the industry's first 24G SAS SSDs for server and storage applications.
NAND flash demand to pick up for game consoles in 3Q20
With Sony and Microsoft set to soon roll out their next-generation game consoles featuring high-speed and large-capacity SSDs, NAND flash demand for game console applications will be picking up starting the third quarter, according to industry sources.
The competition between Nvidia, AMD and Intel is intensifying, with the vendors playing a highly strategic game concerning the launches of their next-generation CPUs and GPUs. Even their supply chain partners have seen difficulties keeping...
Taiwan LCD monitors – 1Q 2020
Taiwan's PC monitor shipments in the first quarter of 2020 went down 20.5% sequentially.
Global tablet market – 1Q 2020
Global tablet shipments are forecast to climb 45.5% sequentially and 9.9% on year in the second quarter of 2020 thanks to a...
Taiwan LCD TVs – 1Q 2020
Taiwan makers shipped a total of 4.65 million LCD TVs in the first quarter of 2020.
Outbreak impact: China smartphone and AP shipments
The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in labor shortages and shipment disruptions in China's supply chain, but Digitimes Research...
Coronavirus impact special report: Mobile devices
The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted production and weakened consumer confidence, with all ICT sectors bracing for major declines...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2020
Digitimes Research estimates that global server shipments moderately declined 1.4% in 2019 but will turn to show positive growth...