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Samsung triples Q3 profit on better chip ASPs
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10/30/2009   1 comment
South Korea's Samsung Electronics recorded a sharply better operating profit in the third quarter, thanks largely to better demand and higher average selling prices for memory chips, the company said.
Intel, Numonyx claim phase-change memory milestone
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10/28/2009   13 comments
Researchers from Intel and its flash memory joint venture, Numonyx, have demonstrated the ability to stack multiple layers of phase-change memory (PCM) arrays within a single die, a breakthrough that could pave the way for PCM to one day displace multiple existing memory technologies in various applications, they said.
Toshiba to revise its first-half net profit forecast upward
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10/27/2009   Post a comment
Toshiba Corp. revised Tuesday its first-half operating profit forecast to be 2.0 billion yen, against an earlier prediction for a loss of 30 billion yen, attributing it to exceeded business results in areas such as semiconductors, digital media and power systems.
Spansion cuts more jobs
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10/26/2009   Post a comment
NOR flash vendor Spansion acknowledged that the company cut an undisclosed number of jobs as it continues restructuring under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Memory industry's quixotic quest
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10/26/2009   Post a comment
The success of any technology should be measured years after its first adoption, not when it is fresh out of the development lab.
Hynix returns to profitability
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10/23/2009   Post a comment
South Korean memory maker Hynix Semiconductor returned to profitability in the third quarter on 26 percent sequential sales growth, the company said.
DRAM rebound to continue in 2010, says iSuppli
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10/22/2009   Post a comment
The DRAM industry is likely to continue its rebound in 2010, according to market research firm iSuppli, which said sequential growth in DRAM revenue and pricing during the second and third quarters was the strongest the industry has seen in at least five years.
Forum split on future of chip startups
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10/21/2009   1 comment
A discussion panel organized here by Cadence Design Systems Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) revealed some of the dynamic tension between the fabless chip startup community and their key suppliers — the EDA companies and the foundries. Held immediately before an evening meeting intended to put hopeful startups in front of venture capitalists, the round-table aired a number of issues facing startups but drew few conclusions.
SanDisk beats expectations, profit grows
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10/20/2009   Post a comment
SanDisk reported sequential and year-to-year growth in third quarter sales, as the company's chief executive touted favorable pricing and improved industry fundamentals.
Micron rolls NAND for enterprise storage systems
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10/20/2009   Post a comment
Micron Technology this week announced 34-nm NAND flash memory devices targeted at enterprise applications. The devices are said to offer significantly better endurance compared to standard NAND devices.
ARM takeover talk, CEO exits, upbeat Intel lead weekly story ranking
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10/16/2009   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Oct. 11, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, Oct. 16. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Samsung: DDR DRAMs to remain in short supply
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10/14/2009   Post a comment
OEMs could be scrambling for their supply of DRAMs for some time, as South Korean memory makers warned that shortages of DDR-based SDRAMs could last until the first quarter of next year.
Qimonda Portugal to lay off 590, say reports
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10/13/2009   Post a comment
DRAM vendor Qimonda AG is to lay off 590 employees at its backend facility in Vila do Conde, Portugal, according to EMS industry website evertiq, which cites Portuguese local press as its source.
SanDisk 4-bits-per-cell enables 64-Gbit flash memory
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10/13/2009   1 comment
Flash memory card company SanDisk Corp. (Milpitas, Calif.) has announced that it has started production shipments of memory cards based on the company's X4 flash memory technology. This technology holds four bits of data in each memory cell, twice as many as the cells in conventional multi-level cell (MLC) NAND memory chips.
Slow recovery seen for end-user electronics
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10/12/2009   Post a comment
The electronic equipment industry is on the road to recovery, but a sustainable recovery pattern will not emerge until next year, according to a forecast by market research firm Gartner.
Insolvent Qimonda launches IP licensing group
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10/12/2009   Post a comment
Insolvent memory chip manufacturer Qimonda has established a company dedicated to the company's semiconductor license business. On the block is what insolvency administrator Michal Jaff calls one of the world's largest semiconductor-related patent portfolios.
Departing CEOs, Silicon 60 startups lead weekly story ranking
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10/9/2009   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Oct. 4, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, Oct. 9. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
UMC to take Singapore fab to 40-nm manufacturing
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10/8/2009   Post a comment
Leading foundry United Microelectronics Corp. (Hsinchu, Taiwan) has said that its Fab 12i in Singapore has begun an expansion project to increase capacity and enable the 300-mm fab to use 45-nm and 40-nm manufacturing processes.
Updated: ASML sketches out road map for EUV
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10/7/2009   Post a comment
ASML showed a rough road map for extreme ultraviolet lithography systems that could be ready for commercial use in late 2012.
Americas region continues to lead semiconductor recovery
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10/7/2009   Post a comment
The Americas region achieved actual sales of $3.22 billion in August 2009, up 7.6 percent from the same month a year before, according to "actual" data from the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization. The Americas, which is dominated in terms of sales by the U.S., remains the only region able to demonstrate monthly sales growth year-on-year.
August 'actual' chip sales hint at double dip
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10/7/2009   Post a comment
Despite the optimistic commentaries heaped upon the global sales of semiconductors in August by the Semiconductor Industry Association and others, the months' sales returns show the gap between sales this year and last year increasing. The Americas is the only region bucking this trend.
Samsung to report big Q3 sales increase
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10/6/2009   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics said it expects to report third quarter sales of approximately 36 trillion won ($30.8 billion) and an operating profit of roughly 4.1 trillion won ($3.5 billion). Both would be sharp increases from the company's second quarter numbers.
Companies in trouble, companies with cash lead weekly story ranking
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10/2/2009   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Sept. 27, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, Oct. 2. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Power management startup appoints ex-Chipidea exec as CEO
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10/2/2009   Post a comment
SiliconGate LDA (Porto, Portugal), a developer of power management intellectual property cores for use in system-on-chip ICs, has appointed Floriberto Lima as president and chief executive officer.
D2S, Advantest speed up e-beam lithography
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10/2/2009   Post a comment
The eBeam Initiative, a forum for the promotion of chip manufacturing using e-beam lithography, has said that two of its leading members Direct2Silicon Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) and Advantest Corp. (Tokyo, Japan), have collaborated to enhance throughput.
August averaged chip sales show global growth, says SIA
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10/2/2009   Post a comment
The three-month average of global sales of semiconductors rose to $19.06 billion in August, July, up 5.0 percent from $18.15 billion in July and down 16.1 percent from $22.71 billion in August 2008, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
V-shaped recovery gathers pace, says IC Insights
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10/2/2009   Post a comment
The 2009 IC market, measured on a quarterly basis and especially with regard to unit volume shipments, has displayed a classic "V-shaped" recovery, according to market research organization IC Insights Inc. (Scottsdale, Ariz.).
Numonyx CEO takes on PCM doubters
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10/2/2009   Post a comment
Brian Harrison, president and CEO of Numonyx BV made a spirited and forthright defense for the prospects of phase-change memory technology (PCM) at Future Horizons' International Electronics Forum, which takes place here this week.
Crocus enters STT-MRAM race
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10/1/2009   Post a comment
MRAM startup Crocus Technology Inc. (Grenoble, France) announced it has developed a Spin Transfer Torque (STT)-based MRAM technology.
Updated: Researchers present MRAM-based FPGA architecture
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10/1/2009   Post a comment
Researchers at the Montpellier Laboratory of Informatics, Robotics and Microelectronics, in France, claimed they have developed a FPGA circuit based on non volatile resistive memory cell.
IMEC tapes out Etna 3-D stacking chip
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10/1/2009   Post a comment
The IMEC research center (Leuven, Belgium) and its 3-D integration partners have taped-out Etna, a 3-D chip that integrates a standard DRAM chip on top of a logic IC. The 3-D stack consists of a 25-micron thick logic die on top of which a commercial DRAM is stacked using through-silicon vias (TSVs) and micro-bumps.


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