Hynix reports record sales News & Analysis 4/22/2010 Post a comment South Korea's Hynix Semiconductor reported record first quarter sales of 2.82 trillion won (about $2.54 billion), up about 1 percent from 2.8 trillion won in the previous quarter and up 115 percent 1.3 trillion won in the first quarter of 2009.
Chip makers beat analysts' expectations News & Analysis 4/21/2010 Post a comment In another signal that the semiconductor market recovery remains in full swing, chip makers Qualcomm, SanDisk and Intersil reported quarterly results that exceeded consensus analyst expectations.
Numonyx 1-Gbit phase-change memory delayed News & Analysis 4/21/2010 1 comment Nonvolatile memory maker Numonyx BV (Geneva, Switzerland), the company being acquired by Micron Technology Inc., has yet to sample customers with a long-awaited 1-Gbit capacity phase-change memory. The indications from Numonyx are that samples will be available in 2010 with volume production expected in 2011.
Sales, profits surge in Apple's latest quarter News & Analysis 4/20/2010 Post a comment Apple Inc. reported results of its last three months, its best non-holiday quarter to date with revenue of $13.50 billion and net profit of $3.07 billion compared to revenue of $9.08 billion and net quarterly profit of $1.62 billion in the same period last year.
Micron sampling 2-Gb, LPDDR2 for mobile devices News & Analysis 4/20/2010 Post a comment Micron Technology said it is sampling a monolithic 2-gigabit low-power DDR2 memory chip designed to provide mobile products, such as smartphones and smartbooks, with improved battery life and speedier system performance.
Europe frets under air-travel ban News & Analysis 4/19/2010 6 comments The closure of northern European air space due to a volcanic dust cloud is starting to have an impact on business as well as causing distress to tens of thousands of travelers stranded abroad.
PC market booms on European demand News & Analysis 4/15/2010 Post a comment Worldwide PC shipments totaled 84.3 million units in the first quarter of 2010, a 27.4 percent increase from the first quarter of 2009, according to preliminary results from Gartner Inc. Gartner had been expecting first quarter PC shipments to grow 22 percent.
Samsung opens up over cancer allegations News & Analysis 4/15/2010 Post a comment Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has denied chemicals used in its manufacture of integrated circuits cause leukemia or lymphoma during a planned tour of its Gi-Heung wafer fab facility, about 39 miles south of Seoul, according to reports.
Infineon predicts strong Q2 and Q3 News & Analysis 4/12/2010 1 comment European chip company Infineon Technologies AG has said that it now expects the second quarter of its 2009/10 financial year, ending Sept. 30, 2010, will be better than previously expected.
March sales at UMC rise 9.8% News & Analysis 4/8/2010 Post a comment The world's number two foundry United Microelectronics Corp. (Hsinchu, Taiwan) has reported sales for March that are up 9.8 percent on sales in February 2010. This is slightly less than is usual as March tends to be a considerably stronger March with sequential rises of around 25 percent.
February's poor chip sales: a blip or a sign? News & Analysis 4/7/2010 1 comment Actual global sales of semiconductors was $20.79 billion in February, down 4.9 percent from the actual sales in January of $21.85 billion, according to figures from World Semiconductor Trade Statistics.
Intel's CEO earned $14 million in 2009 News & Analysis 4/6/2010 1 comment Paul Otellini, president and CEO of the world's largest chip company Intel Corp., received about $14.1 million in total compensation for doing his job in 2009, an increase of 16.7 percent over what he was paid in 2008, according to documents filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
Spansion claims progress in emergence from Chapter 11 News & Analysis 4/2/2010 Post a comment Spansion Inc. has said that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware has issued a decision regarding Spansion's reorganization plan that sets aside a number of objections to the plan and provides guidance on the remaining issues.