Rambus up for sale
Published in News
Monday, 10 July 2017 15:42

Rambus up for sale


No-one caught the bus

Controversial chip designer Rambus is trying to sell itself off.

Malfunction in Taiwan causes DRAM shortage
Published in Memory


Expect more price hikes 


A malfunction in a Taiwanese factory is causing a global DRAM shortage which could lead to further price increases.

3D NAND flash output to increase in 2H 2017
Published in Memory
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 20:28

3D NAND flash output to increase in 2H 2017


Industry attempts to close global supply shortages


According to sources within the memory industry, global production of 3D NAND flash memory chips is expected to expand substantially in the second half of 2017, exceeding the output of 2D NAND chips by the fourth quarter of the year.

Micron doing well
Published in Processors
Friday, 24 March 2017 12:00

Micron doing well


Predicts better revenue


Micron has forecast current-quarter revenue and profit far ahead of what the cocaine nose-jobs of Wall Street predicted.

Micron building a back-end DRAM site in Taiwan
Published in Memory


Making America grate again

US outfit Micron Technology has announced that that it is building a back-end site in Taiwan.

Wafer prices to soar next year
Published in News
Friday, 09 December 2016 10:22

Wafer prices to soar next year

It’s the thin edge of the wedge

Prices of 12-inch silicon wafers may rise by as much as 20 percent in 2017.

Micron unveils 5100 series enterprise SSDs
Published in Memory
Tuesday, 06 December 2016 22:16

Micron unveils 5100 series enterprise SSDs


SATA interface and 3D TLC NAND

Micron has unveiled its newest 5100 series enterprise SSDs that will feature a SATA interface and be based on 3D TLC NAND, aiming at servers and data centers.

MediaTek and Nvidia are the fastest growing chip companies
Published in Processors


Jumping two places since last year


MediaTek and Nvidia will be the two fastest growing companies in 2016, according to a report prepared by beancounters at IC Insights.

Nanya takes five percent stake in Micron
Published in News
Friday, 11 November 2016 00:24

Nanya takes five percent stake in Micron


Will contribute to long term competitiveness


On Thursday, Nanya Technology’s board of directors approved plans to acquire a five percent stake in Micron Technology for a total of NT $31.26 billion (US $997.5 million), according to company officials.

Intel gears up 3D XPoint Optane
Published in Memory
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 14:10

Intel gears up 3D XPoint Optane


For consumers and enthusiasts

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn which claims that Intel is about to release the first 3D XPoint "Optane" storage products for consumers and enthusiasts.