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Micron, Elpida, Nanya lust for a DRAM hot threesome

The boys from Boise are on a roll after buying the ashes of Virtensys last week - now Idaho-based Micron is chatting up struggling Japanese memory maker Elpida and Taiwan's Nanya to form a 3-way merger. Reuters reports that talks have reached the final stage. Elpida has not been raking in enough revenue to be either profitable …
Chris Mellor, 24 Jan 2012
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Renesas seeks Nanya DRAM ban

Renesas has asked the Tokyo court to ban rival DRAM maker Nanya from importing memory chip into Japan and from promoting products there. The request follows its claims that Taiwan's Nanya infringed a variety of its memory chip patents, the Japanese memory company said yesterday, Renesas began legal action against Nanya in the …
Tony Smith, 13 Oct 2004
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Infineon to 'sell DRAM biz' to Nanya, Micron

Infineon is to quit the DRAM market. The German chip maker will split up its DRAM unit and sell the bits to Micron and Nanya. So claims US investment bank Needham & Co., by way of a Reuters report. According to the story, Nanya will get Infineon's non-US assets, while Micron will pick up the North American plant. Terms of the …
Tony Smith, 15 Nov 2005
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Nanya begins bulk shipments of DDR333

Taiwanese memory maker Nanya has begun volume production of 128Mb and 256Mb 166MHz DDR333 SDRAM chips. Despite the slack demand for memory and the resulting collapse in DRAM prices, Nanya said it will continue to ramp up production through the rest of the year until DDR333 accounts for 20 per cent of the company's output. …
Tony Smith, 23 Aug 2001
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Elpida, Nanya demand Hynix DRAM probes

Elpida has asked the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to investigate Hynix. So have four Taiwanese memory makers, including Nanya, who this week asked their government to probe the troubled South Korean memory maker. All five companies have been spurred to action by the apparent success Infineon and Micron …
Tony Smith, 20 Aug 2003
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Declining DRAM prices does for Nanya profits

Memory maker Nanya has slashed its 2001 profit forecast, transforming with a stroke of its red pen a NT$2.3 billion ($66.53 million) profit into a NT$5.86 billion loss. The reason? The crash in memory prices. Nanya reckons DRAM prices will begin to recover this month and start to increase through the rest of the year. But not …
Tony Smith, 07 Aug 2001
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Infineon confirms Nanya gig

Infineon and Nanya today firmed the details of their proposed foundry JV. The two DRAM makers will work together on R&D for teeny-weeny die 0.09micron and 0.07micron manufacture for 300mm wafers. At the same time the company is setting up a 50:50 JV for producing DRAM chips and for building a 0.09micron 300mm fab in Taiwan, …
Drew Cullen, 02 May 2002
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Nanya-Kingston enter DDR alliance

Kingston Technology, whose motto should surely be "we'll sleep with anyone if we can flog more memory", has entered into a DDR (double data rate) deal with Nanya. Nanya, observant readers will recall, is a daughter company of Formosa Plastics, making it a sister company of Via, the plucky chipset firm that also sells fanless …
Mike Magee, 21 Mar 2001
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DDR demand drives up Nanya's August sales

Taiwanese memory maker Nanya has said it realised revenues of between NT$850 million and NT$900 million ($24.59-26.04 million) last month on the back of strong sales of 256Mb SDRAM chips and various DDR memory parts. That makes it the only memory maker from Taiwan to experience an increase in sales during August, local paper …
Tony Smith, 18 Sep 2001
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WTC assault may delay Nanya share issue

Taiwanese memory maker Nanya will decide shortly whether to delay its planned NT$8 billion ($232 million) overseas share sale. Behind the move are fears that Tuesday's terrorist action will further weaken computer sales and investor confidence in the IT sector, Nanya vice-president Charles Kau told Bloomberg. With memory sales …
Tony Smith, 13 Sep 2001
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DDR demand to drive RAM recovery – Nanya

World+dog clearly can't get enough DDR SDRAM, if the example set by Taiwanese memory maker Nanya is anything to go by. The company reckons that its DDR sales next month will have rocketed 220 per cent over October's figure. Last month, Nanya sold five million DDR chips. This month, sales will double to ten million parts, the …
Tony Smith, 20 Nov 2001
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Infineon climbs into bed with Nanya

Infineon has signed a memory manufacturing and technology sharing deal with Nanya. The duo are to build new plant in Taiwan, committing €550m each to the project, until 2005. The deal will see 1,300 new jobs created and a total investment commitment of €2.2bn. The first chips will roll off the production line in late 2003 and …
Drew Cullen, 13 Nov 2002
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Bigger on the inside: WD’s Tardis-like Black² Dual Drive laptop disk

The phone call from Western Digital's people promised me “a completely new category of hard drive”. Naturally I was sceptical. After all, what could possibly be new in the world of rotating magnetic media – and don’t we all just want fast SSDs anyway? In fact, there’s no denying that WD has indeed delivered something new and, …
Leo Waldock, 06 Dec 2013
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DDR surge favours Infineon, Nanya

Surging DDR SDRAM sales backed by higher prices drove Infineon and Nanya respectively into the top three and top five global DRAM suppliers for the first time, according to preliminary data from US market research organisation iSuppli. But with Samsung extending its market dominance to 32.5 per cent of the world's DRAM chip …
Tony Smith, 03 Mar 2003
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Bankrupt DRAMurai survivor seeks cash-laden Samsung rival

Japan's Nikkei paper is reporting (paywall) that Japan's sole and now bankrupt DRAM manufacturer, Elpida, is soliciting bids to rescue it from bankruptcy, with Micron and Intel identified as potential white knights for the stricken DRAMurai chip-maker. There will be a 2-stage bidding process, with round one this month followed …
Chris Mellor, 20 Mar 2012
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Fallen DRAMurai warrior Elpida files for bankruptcy protection

Japanese chipmaker Elpida Memory filed for bankruptcy protection today after failing to find anyone willing to save it. Despite rumours that a number of suitors were interested in slurping a stake in the DRAM manufacturer, including Micron Technology and Toshiba, Elpida has had to apply to restructure its business under …
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Plextor M5 Pro 256GB SSD review

Some companies make a real song and dance about the launch of a new product, others just seem to launch something without hardly making a ripple. Plextor sits firmly in the latter category, which is something of a surprise considering its latest Pro SSD range, the M5 series, features not one but two new technologies that are, …
Simon Crisp, 31 Oct 2012
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Samsung heading DRAMurai charge

Goliath just got bigger; Samsung expanded its lead at the top of the DRAM market last quarter, shipping more memory than anyone else and at prices above the industry average. Analyst house iSuppli characterised the quarter as one of explosive DRAM growth and said it was the best second quarter for fifteen years. The overall DRAM …
Chris Mellor, 23 Aug 2010
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Elpida denies half-a-BEEELLION-dollar Micron buy-in

Speculation, reports and rumour are swirling around Elpida like leaks from a failing US primary candidate's campaign room. The latest has Micron Technology spending half a billion bucks to buy into Elpida while that company announces its first Resistance RAM chip; proving its worth so to speak. The DRAM market is over-subscribed …
Chris Mellor, 30 Jan 2012
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DDR 4 sets the pace for fast memory

Reducing the size of chips has benefits beyond those seen in CPUs and GPUs. One other key component to gain an advantage is memory. The specification of the next generation of memory module, DDR 4 (DDR stands for 'double data rate'), is currently being finalised ahead of its anticipated launch later this year. It will use less …
Kenny Hemphill, 26 Jun 2012
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DRAM makers fined €331m for euro cartel

The European Commission has fined ten memory chip makers a total of €331m - as part of the first settlement made for cartel charges. Ten chipmakers were found guilty of running a cartel in order to fix prices. The fine was cut by ten per cent in recognition of the companies' acceptance of the facts. Micron had its fine …
John Oates, 19 May 2010
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Taiwan bails out memory makers

The Taiwanese government says it will bail out six indigenous DRAM memory makers and mere them into a new entity called Taiwan Memory Company, confirming months of speculation. Government officials are pursuing partnerships with either an American or Japanese chip maker, or perhaps both. The announcement of the formation of the …
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Infineon board favours DRAM unit IPO - report

Another day, another way for Infineon to rid itself of its loss-making DRAM division. After yesterday's claim that the German company is to sell the unit to Micron and Nanya, today we hear the firm would prefer to float the business. According to the Financial Times, Infineon's supervisory board is preparing to vote in favour …
Tony Smith, 16 Nov 2005
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Semiconductor industry tries to re-architect itself

In the face of a foundry chip glut and recession-induced demand slump the world's semi-conductor industry is experiencing shock and disruption with moves afoot for government aid, mergers and a bankruptcy. The Japanese Nikkei newspaper reports that Japan-based Elpida is going to combine with three Taiwan-based semi-conductor …
Chris Mellor, 13 Feb 2009
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Taiwan's DRAM makers see fastest market growth

Taiwanese memory makers may have seen big sales gains during Q3, but they remain a long way from market leadership, according to quarterly statistics from market watcher Gartner Dataquest. Out of the top ten DRAM makers, Taiwan's Nanya, PowerChip and ProMOS all saw the biggest sequential revenue growth in Q3, Gartner's numbers …
Tony Smith, 08 Nov 2005
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DDR 2 memory prices leap 18%

DDR 2 SDRAM chip contract prices have jumped 18 per cent this month compared to the average price during the last two weeks of January, market watcher DRAMeXchange has said. And with both Samsung, Hynix and other memory makers already implementing price-rises this month, the increase is going to continue. Contract prices for …
Tony Smith, 07 Feb 2006
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Infineon DRAM biz to spin off as Qimonda

Infineon's memory division will become a separate entity - named Qimonda - on 1 May, the company said today. Based in Munich, Qimonda will remain an Infineon subsidiary until it's IPO'd - though the parent company gave no indication when that may happen. Infineon CEO Wolfgang Ziebert described the move as a "strategic …
Tony Smith, 31 Mar 2006
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Rambus sues four for GDDR 'infringement'

Litigiously inclined memory technology developer Rambus has filed four more lawsuits against memory chip makers it claims used its intellectual property without permission. Hynix and Infineon are already being sued by Rambus, but Nanya and Inotera represent new targets for the company's very busy legal team. In all four cases …
Tony Smith, 26 Jan 2005
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California to sue DRAM makers over price-fixing claims

Seven of the world's biggest memory makers today face an antitrust lawsuit from 34 US Attorneys General who claim the companies conspired "to fix DRAM chip prices, artificially restrain supply, allocate among themselves the production of DRAM chips and markets for the chips, and rig bids for DRAM chip contracts" between January …
Tony Smith, 14 Jul 2006
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STMicro confirms Hynix JV talks

STMicroelectronics CEO Pasquale Pistorio this week confirmed that his company is in talks with South Korea's Hynix to form a memory-manufacturing joint venture, and that negotiations could be concluded within six weeks. Separately, Infineon's $2.2bn JV with Taiwan's Nanya, Inotera, opened its first 300mm wafer fab yesterday. …
Tony Smith, 01 Jul 2004

Microsoft orders 65nm Xbox 360 graphics chip

Claims the next incarnation of the Xbox 360's internal workings is due to begin being built into the console in August appear to be on track. Microsoft was this week said to have placed orders with chip and motherboard makers. According to a Taiwanese Economic News (TEN) report, MS has TSMC producing a 65nm version of the Xbox …
Tony Smith, 09 May 2008
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Rambus sues Samsung

Rambus has sued Samsung, alleging the South Korean giant infringed its intellectual property rights by shipping DDR, DDR 2, GDDR 2 and GDDR 3 devices. Rambus also brought one of a number of licensing agreements it has signed with Samsung to an early close, the memory technology developer said. It claims Samsung has violated …
Tony Smith, 08 Jun 2005
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Hynix, Infineon winners as Q2 DRAM sales slide

Hynix once again became the world's second most successful memory maker during Q2, pushing Micron into third place on market watcher iSuppli's chart. But it was a tough period for almost all the bigger DRAMurai, as the top eight companies recorded sequential drops in revenues of up to 24 per cent, according to the researcher's …
Tony Smith, 04 Aug 2005

Rambus wins big in monopoly ding-dong

Rambus won big in the courtroom today, with a jury deciding the company had properly obtained patents for technology later incorporated into fast memory chip standards. So it's not a cheating monopoly after all, as memory chip makers Hynix, Micron and Nanya had sought to establish in US District Court in San Jose, California. …
Drew Cullen, 26 Mar 2008
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Big Blue names Taiwan firm as major DRAM OEM

Reports on the Taiwanese wires said today that local company Nanya is to become a major OEM supplier for IBM. Earlier this week, IBM showed signs of wanting to leave the DRAM market when it sold its Dominion share to Toshiba. The reports claimed that Nanya will start mass producing IBM certified memories at .2 and .175 micron …
Mike Magee, 09 Jul 1999
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Rambus awarded $306.5m in Hynix patent case

Rambus has won its month-long patent infringement trial against South Korean rival Hynix Semiconductor. A San Jose, California jury yesterday awarded compensation to the US chip interface designer in the sum of $306.5m. "We are very pleased with today's result – and very thankful for the considered attention of the jury and the …
OUT-LAW.COM, 26 Apr 2006
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Hynix leads Q1 DRAM sales charge

DRAM makers Hynix and Infineon made big gains in the memory market during Q1, beating an industry average sequential growth rate of 6.6 per cent while the other key players lagged behind it. That, at least, is what market watcher Gartner's numbers show, and who are we to argue the point? The numbers from both companies were not …
Tony Smith, 04 May 2004
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Taiwan DRAM makers to halt shipments if prices fall again

Enough, say Taiwan's memory manufacturers, is enough - 128Mb SDRAM prices have fallen too far, and if they fall any further, we won't ship any more of them. We can't see it happening ourselves, but that's what Taiwanese memory module producers - the folks who take the chips and stack them onto SIMMS, DIMMs and RIMMs - have told …
Tony Smith, 21 Aug 2001
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Toshiba takes Hynix to task in patent clash

Toshiba has accused Hynix of infringing its DRAM and Flash patents, and has begun legal proceedings against its South Korean rival in the US and Japanese courts. A lawsuit filed with the Tokyo District Court alleges Hynix wilfully infringed three of Toshiba's NAND Flash patents. The Japanese company wants the court to block the …
Tony Smith, 09 Nov 2004
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Memory gluttony slims suppliers

Micron announced truly appalling results for its 2008 fiscal year and its senior executives took a 20 per cent pay cut as a mark of shame. In the crazy world of DRAM and flash, gluttony is slimming - to balance sheets that is. Micron has been contributing to a glut of DRAM and NAND flash memory against a background of falling …
Chris Mellor, 02 Oct 2008
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Samsung countersues Rambus

Samsung has countersued Rambus, and has asked the courts to strip the memory technology developer of four patents it holds. The complaint followed Rambus' own move to sue Samsung over alleged intellectual property infringement. Rambus also tore up a DDR SDRAM licensing agreement it had previously signed with Samsung, though the …
Tony Smith, 14 Jun 2005
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VIA beats Winbond to Taiwan chip biz' Top Three

VIA is now officially Taiwan's third biggest chip company, according to figures issued by the island's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), the local Commercial Times has reported. ITRI's stats are based on sales recorded during the first nine months of 2001. During that period, VIA knocked Winbond out of the top …
Tony Smith, 07 Dec 2001
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AMD out on memory rebate limb

Microprocessor manufacturers including Intel and Via are likely to step up rebates on memory bundled with their chips during the course of this year but AMD may find itself a wallflower at the annual Mobo and Reseller Hop. The reason for that is that both chip giant Intel and plucky not-so-little Via have very close …
Mike Magee, 10 Mar 2001
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Rambus Infineon claim chucked out of court

Rambus shares fell ten per cent last night on news that a judge has thrown out its claim for patent infringement against Infineon Technologies. The case concerns Rambus patents for SDRAM and DDR DRAM memory chips and dates back to August 2000. Judge Robert E Payne dismissed Rambus's patent infringement claims, a decision …
John Oates, 02 Mar 2005
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Infineon turns to Chinese fab

Infineon has turned to China's SMIC (Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp.) to help boost production for its DRAM chips. Under the terms of the deal, Infineon will assist SMIC with the construction of a 300mm wafer fab. In exchange, SMIC has agreed to make products based on the technology exclusively for Infineon. …
Ashlee Vance, 28 Mar 2003
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Elpida offers 800MHz 1Gb DDR 2 chip

Elpida has created what it claims is the world's first 800MHz DDR 2 SDRAM chip with a 1Gb capacity. The Japanese memory maker - which this month IPO'd on the Tokyo stock exchange - admits that the market is "not ready for such advanced products in applications today", but nonetheless if anyone wants 800MHz DDR 2 parts, it's …
Tony Smith, 19 Nov 2004
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VIA talks to Intel about P4 licence…

VIA is going to produce a Pentium 4 chipset based on DDR SDRAM, whatever Intel thinks about it, the Taiwanese company admitted at CeBit last week. Interestingly, VIA is talking to Intel about its plans, according to Shane Dennison, one of its marketing managers, cited by eWeek. "Of course, we'd like to go the proper route," he …
Tony Smith, 28 Mar 2001
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Hynix overtakes Micron in world DRAM chart

South Korean memory maker Hynix has knocked the USA's Micron off the number two spot in Gartner's global DRAM manufacturer chart, the market watcher reported yesterday. Hynix also managed to out-grow its other arch-rival, Germany's Infineon, the researcher said. However, Japan's Elpida was the real growth winning, notching up a …
Tony Smith, 29 Jul 2004
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EC to clear ‘most’ of Infineon DRAM aid package

The European Commission is expected to approve "most" of a EUR220m aid package granted by the German government for Infineon's new EUR1.1bn DRAM plant, competition spokesman Michael Tscherny told reporters yesterday. Discussions are continuing over a EUR40m slice of the subsidy, but the rest is expected to be approved formally …
Drew Cullen, 27 Mar 2002
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Taiwan chip sales fall in June

Taiwan's chipmakers failed to see the anticipated rise in sales last month. TSMC sales slipped to NT$8.515 billion ($240 million), slightly lower than May's NT$8.55 billion, Taiwan's Commercial Times reports, via Asiabiztech. The figure represents a 29 per cent drop compared to June 2000 for TSMC, which had hoped sales would …
Linda Harrison, 13 Jul 2001