SK Hynix is runner-up in NAND flash next to Samsung
SK Hynix announced on Friday that it will be constructing a new fabrication facility at its factory in Cheongju, South Korea to meet increasing demand for NAND flash components.
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.
SK Hynix is going to mass produce 10-nano-range DRAMs next year and says that this will be the world’s second mass-production of 10-nano-range DRAM.
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.
Samsung already has mass production
Chaps from the memory manufacturers that like to talk to Fudzilla have confirmed that 8Gbit GDDR5 memory will hit volume production in the second half of 2016.
Wants market share over profits
Samsung Electronics changing its approach to its memory chip business and focus on market share over profit margins and the industry will suffer, according to one analyst.
Starting in the third quarter
SK hynix will begin mass production of its 4GB and 8GB HBM2 stacks in the third quarter.
Building a new chip plant by 2025
SK Hynix is building a new memory chip plant by 2025, joining an investment race driven by growing demand for semiconductors.
Memory sales at a snail's pace
The world's second-largest memory chipmaker,SK Hynix posted a $822 million in operating profit for the fourth quarter last year which is down 40.7 percent. Apparently demand for memory chips is sluggish.
DDR4 race intensifies ahead of Haswell-EP launch