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Chipmakers to spend record cash on new fab equipment
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$109 billion in 2022 and 2023

According to a fresh report, big chip manufacturers are increasing spending on new fab equipment, reaching a record $109 billion in 2022, a 20 percent increase compared to the previous year.

Chipmakers talking about price hikes
Published in PC Hardware
Friday, 13 May 2022 12:53

Chipmakers talking about price hikes


Up by 20 per cent


Chipmakers are talking about jacking the price of chips up by more than 20 per cent.

Bell sues Micron over layering process
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Friday, 29 April 2022 13:13

Bell sues Micron over layering process


Hoping to make a ding in Micron profits

Bell Semiconductor has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against computer chipmaker Micron Technology which claims it nicked its layering process for fabricating semiconductor devices.

Micron warns of component shortages
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Wednesday, 30 March 2022 12:35

Micron warns of component shortages


Prices will rise

Chipmaker Micron Technology warned that while production will not drop due to component shortages driven by the Ukraine crisis, costs are expected to rise.

BE Semiconductor predicts rise in first-quarter revenues
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Expects chipmakers to boost investments 

BE Semiconductor has been consulting its Tarot cards and predicts rise in first-quarter revenues as leading chipmakers' plans to boost investments.

Micron begins shipping 176-layer QLC NAND SSD
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 12 January 2022 12:37

Micron begins shipping 176-layer QLC NAND SSD


2400 SSD Billed as the most advanced NAND architecture

Micron has started volume shipments of the world's first 176-layer QLC NAND SSD.

Infineon warns supply issues will continue until Christmas
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Bottlenecks

The semiconductor industry's struggle to keep up with incoming orders looks set to continue as supply bottlenecks may last until the end of 2022, a member of German chipmaker Infineon's management board told the Handelsblatt newspaper.

Supply issues blight DDR5
Published in News
Friday, 24 December 2021 11:28

Supply issues blight DDR5


The problem is the non-memory components.

During a recent earnings call to discuss its quarterly earnings, Micron explained that the reason DDR5 demand is "significantly exceeding supply" is because suppliers are having a rough time sourcing non-memory component.

Micron and UMC bury the hatchet
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Friday, 26 November 2021 12:17

Micron and UMC bury the hatchet


Smoking the peace pipe

US chipmaker Micron and Taiwanese peer UMC have withdrawn complaints against each other following a years long legal dispute over intellectual property (IP).

Micron builds a new Hiroshima chip factory
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Wednesday, 20 October 2021 12:44

Micron builds a new Hiroshima chip factory


More bang for DRAM

US memory chip maker Micron will build a new factory at its Japanese production site in Hiroshima at a cost of $7 billion.