Investing $70 billion
China's Tsinghua Unigroup is set to put the fear of god into the chip industry by rapidly expanding its chipmaking capability.
SK Hynix has joined Samsung with its ability to deliver LPDDR4 8GB memory for future phones and tablets. Fudzilla expects to see quite a few phones with 8GB or RAM in the high end market next year, but we think that 8GB is pure marketing and unnecessary for most phone tasks.
Coming at CES 2017
Corsair will be following the recent trend of including RGB LEDs on almost every piece of computer hardware by launching its new Vengeance RGB DDR4 memory that will probably be announced at the CES 2017 show.
Two new IC companies to enter market by late 2017
According to a report from IC insights, the market for DRAM and NAND flash ICs is expected to increase 10 percent in 2017 after weak market conditions left the market in a one percent decline by the end of 2016.
Full-length light bar
G.Skill has announced its newest Trident Z RGB DDR4 memory modules and kits that will combine a full-length RGB light bar with its recognizable Trident Z heatspreader design.
Four 16GB modules running at 3600MHz
G.Skill has announced its latest and fastest Trident Z DDR4 64GB (4x16GB) memory kit working at 3600MHz with CL17 latency.
Trendforce report out
New figures from beancounters at TrendForce suggest that memory prices continue to fall into a pit of despair.
There could be a memory shortage for PC vendors brewing, after aggressive short-term orders coming in from smartphone vendors.
Slower release than expected
Chipzilla appears to have put the brakes on its 3DXPoint memory modules despite talking up the technology for a while.
You have to upgrade
The fruity tax-dodging cargo cult Apple has a natty way to force those who splashed out on the entry model iPhone 7 to upgrade to the more expensive version – it gave it slower memory.