Yangtze Memory plans production capacity increase
June 27, 2022Yangtze Memory Technologies, a Chinese memory chip producer, is reportedly planning to launch a new plant in the company’s home city of Wuhan.
TrendForce forecast DRAM pricing to drop by 3~8% in 3Q22
June 20, 2022According to TrendForce research, despite the significance of peak season and rising DDR5 penetration, the 3Q22 DRAM market still succumbed to the negative impact of weak consumer electronics demand resulting from the Russian-Ukrainian war and high inflation, which in turn led to an increase in overall DRAM inventory.
Micron plans recruitment spree in Taiwan
June 13, 2022The US DRAM specialist is reportedly planning to add some 2,000 employees and set up a research and development corridor in Taiwan.
Micron Ventures to invest $200 million in deep tech startups
June 03, 2022Micron Technology says that its venture capital team, Micron Ventures, will be investing USD 200 million in deep tech startups with its Fund II.
The continuation of the shortage situation
May 30, 20222022 has not even passed the halfway point and has already presented new – major – challenges for the electronics manufacturing supply chain. While the industry is doing all it can to alleviate current supply chain constraints – it still has to fight earthquakes, lockdowns and logistical headaches.
Rising demand drive 14.1% QoQ enterprise SSD revenue growth
May 26, 2022According to TrendForce research, North American data centers saw an improvement in components supply after February, driving a recovery in purchase order volume.
Weakened demand and falling prices lead to NAND flash revenue decline
May 25, 2022As manufacturers actively shifted production capacity to 128 layer products, the market turned to oversupply, resulting in a drop in contract prices in 1Q22, among which the decline in consumer-grade products was more pronounced, according to TrendForce research.
Three companies held 94% of the 2021 DRAM market
May 25, 2022Over the past 30 years, the DRAM market has been characterised by periods of spectacular growth and years of devastating crashes. Most recently, the DRAM market fell 37% in 2019 but soared 42% in 2021.
Global DRAM revenue falls 4.0% QoQ in 1Q22, says TrendForce
May 18, 2022According to TrendForce investigations, total DRAM revenue in 1Q22 decreased by 4.0% QoQ, reaching USD 24.03 billion. The primary reason for this drop stems from market inflation, weakening demand, and the outbreak of the Russian-Ukrainian war at the end of February affecting the performance of terminal consumption.
Bell Semiconductor is suing companies left and right
May 12, 2022In late April, Bell Semiconductor, a Pennsylvania-based technology and intellectual property licensing company, filed lawsuits against Micron, Infineon, Nvidia and seven other companies alleging infringement of one of its patents.
Top 5 wafer capacity leaders raise their global share to 57%
April 21, 2022At the end of 2021, 57% of the industry’s total monthly wafer capacity was owned by just five companies. One year earlier the share held by the top five was 56% and back in 2018 it was 53%. If we go back a decade, that share was about 40%, according to Knometa Research.
Gartner says global semiconductor revenue grew 26% in 2021
April 15, 2022Worldwide semiconductor revenue totaled USD 595 billion in 2021, an increase of 26.3% from 2020, according to final results by Gartner, Inc.
Micron appoints new Chief Financial Officer
April 06, 2022US chipmaker Micron Technology is appointing Mark Murphy as the company’s executive vice president and chief financial officer effective April 18, 2022.
DRAM price drop forecast to continue in 2Q22 by 0-5%
March 28, 2022According to TrendForce forecasts, average overall DRAM pricing in 2Q22 will drop by approximately 0~5%, due to marginally higher buyer and seller inventories coupled with the demand for products such as PCs, laptops, and smart phones being influenced in the short-term by the Russian-Ukrainian war and high inflation weakening consumer purchasing power.
Micron plans to have its US operations run on 100% renewable energy
March 23, 2022By the end of 2025, Micron plans to source 100% renewable energy for its U.S. operations. The company is looking to make this a reality via a new 40-MW solar project in partnership with Idaho Power.
Taiwan struck by 6.6 magnitude earthquake
March 23, 2022Updated: A 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck southeastern Taiwan on Wednesday morning. The quake was soon after followed by another 6.1 magnitude quake, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) reports.
Strong earthquake hits northeastern Japan
March 17, 2022A powerful magnitude 7.3 earthquake occurred off the coast of Fukushima, Japan on the evening of March 16. Most of northeastern Japan is a production center for global upstream semiconductor raw materials.
2022 flash memory CapEx to reach $29.9B
March 15, 2022IC Insights forecasts NAND flash memory capital spending to rise 8% this year to USD 29.9 billion, surpassing the previous all-time high mark of USD 27.8 billion spent in 2018.
DDR3 consumer DRAM prices expected to rise 0-5% in 2Q22Load more news
March 07, 2022Intel and AMD will be releasing new CPUs that support DDR5 DRAM solutions for PCs and servers this year. In response, the DRAM industry led by South Korean suppliers is developing solutions to complement the arrival of the new CPUs.