Decline in Q4 DRAM contract prices lessens as buying momentum recovers
November 12, 2019According to the latest analysis from the DRAMeXchange research division of TrendForce, Q4 DRAM ASP is as of yet undergoing a slight QoQ decline, but this decline has shrunk down to 5%.
Samsung’s CPU project ends, layoffs in CA and TX
November 06, 2019Samsung has confirmed in a letter to the Texas Workforce Commission that layoffs as a result of the closure of the CPU project at the Samsung R&D Center (SARC) in Austin, Texas and the San Jose Advanced Computing Lab (ACL) in San Jose, California, will begin December 31.
Alphabet Inc. circling the wearable devices market
October 30, 2019Google owner Alphabet Inc. has reportedly made an offer to acquire wearable technology and smartwatch company, Fitbit Inc.
Umicore enters strategic supply agreement with Samsung SDI
October 25, 2019Umicore has signed a multi-year strategic agreement with Samsung SDI for the supply of close to 80,000 metric tonnes of high-performance NMC (Nickel Manganese Cobalt) cathode materials starting in 2020.
Wafer capacity by feature size shows rapid growth at <10nm
October 18, 2019Leading-edge processes (<28nm) took over as the largest portion in terms of monthly installed capacity available in 2015. By the end of 2019, <28nm capacity is forecast to represent about 49 percent of the IC industry’s total capacity.
2Q/2019: Memory business is approaching bottom
October 16, 2019“Combined DRAM and NAND revenue was USD 25.4 billion in 2Q/2019, down 5% from Q1 and down 39% year-over-year as sluggish demand and elevated inventory levels continued to plague the memory markets”, says Simone Bertolazzi, Memory Technology & Market Analyst at Yole Développement.
NVIDIA leads way but competition is intensifying
October 15, 2019Diversity is the name of the game when it comes to the edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) chipset industry. In 2019, the AI industry is witnessing the continual migration of AI workloads, particularly AI inference, to edge devices, including on-premise servers, gateways, and end-devices and sensors.
EC investigates public support for Samsung in Hungary
October 15, 2019The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether Hungary's plans to grant EUR 108 million of public support to Samsung SDI for investing in the expansion of its battery cell production facility in Göd (Hungary) is in line with EU rules on regional State aid.
Samsung SDI kickstart second phase of Hungarian expansion
October 11, 2019The second phase of the investment is already underway at Samsung SDI's Göd site.
GS Yuasa inaugurates manufacturing plant in Hungary
October 10, 2019GS Yuasa's first factory on the European continent is now complete. Through its EUR 28.8 million plant in Miskolc, the Japanese battery producer will supply its European automotive partners with lithium-ion resources.
Samsung ends smartphone manufacturing in China
October 08, 2019The South Korean tech-giant has ended its production of smartphones in China as it has decided to cease operations at its Huizhou manufacturing facility – it’s last China phone factory.
TV panel makers began to massively reduce capacities in Sep.
October 07, 2019TrendForce's latest survey showed that TV panel prices generally have been lower than the cash costs. Thus, panel makers' loss of money has continually expanded.
PC DRAM contract prices stabilised in August
October 03, 2019The global market research firm TrendForce reports that the average contract price of 8GB PC DRAM modules remained constant at USD 25.5 in August, showing no noticeable change from the previous month.
Lam Research to set up new technology centre in South Korea
September 27, 2019Korean government officials from the Gyeonggi-do province and executives at Lam Research Corporation, a supplier of wafer fabrication equipment, both signed a memo of understanding (MOU) to establish the Korea Technology Center (KTC), an R&D facility with a focus on key equipment for semiconductor manufacturing processes.
AKASOL expands its relationship with Samsung SDI
September 24, 2019AKASOL says that it has significantly expanded its relationship with battery manufacturer Samsung SDI by nominating the Korean company as supplier of lithium-ion battery cells and modules for two large serial orders for global commercial vehicle manufacturers.
Made in India: Union Minister makes appeal
September 17, 2019Following a major tech conference in New Delhi on Monday, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad called out electronic manufacturing industry stalwarts by name, pressing them to consider India as a major technology production hub.
iPhone XR out-ships the Galaxy A10 by two-to-one
September 06, 2019Apple’s iPhone XR lead all smartphone models in the first half of 2019, with worldwide shipments amounting to 26.9 million units, according to IHS Markit | Technology, now a part of Informa Tech.
Google dialing in Vietnam for Pixel phone productionLoad more news
August 30, 2019Google has announced it will shift production of its Pixel smartphone from China to Vietnam to take advantage of a low-cost supply chain in Southeast Asia.