SK Hynix posts Q1 surge in net profit
South Korea's SK Hynix Inc said Thursday its first-quarter net profit surged nearly 350 percent from the previous year on a spike in sales of PC memory chips.
Japanese chipmaker Elpida files for bankruptcy
(AP) -- Computer chipmaker Elpida Memory Inc. filed for Japan's largest manufacturing bankruptcy Monday after amassing debts from nose-diving prices, competition from Samsung and flooding in Thailand last ...
Taiwan seeks merger with restructured Elpida
(AP) -- Taiwan's government said Wednesday it would continue to push for the consolidation of the island's memory chip makers with Elpida Memory Inc., two days after the Japanese chipmaker filed for bankruptcy.
Micron, Oracle settle lawsuit over chip prices
(AP) -- Micron Technology Inc. has settled a lawsuit in which Oracle Corp. accused the Idaho memory chipmaker and other companies of artificially inflating prices for microchips.
S. Korea's Hynix swings to red in Q4 on poor demand
South Korea's Hynix Semiconductor, the world's second-largest maker of memory chips, said Thursday it swung into the red in the fourth quarter as chip prices fell on weak demand for personal computers.
Elpida develops next-generation mobile DRAM product
Elpida Memory, the third largest Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) manufacturer in the world, today announced that it had developed the industry's first 4-gigabit next-generation mobile memory chips for ...
Samsung starts new chip line to boost flash memory
Samsung Electronics, the world's largest memory chip maker, said Thursday it has begun mass production at a new line to raise production of flash memory chips used in tablets and smartphones.
Samsung begins mass producing 30nm-class, 32-gigabyte memory modules for green IT systems
Samsung Electronics today announced that it is the first in the industry to start mass producing 32 gigabyte (GB) memory modules, essential for cloud computing and advanced server systems, using 30 nanometer ...
Japan disasters could send gadget prices higher
Disaster-hit Japan churns out many of the world's smartphones, video cameras and other gadgets and while sales are not expected to suffer around the globe, industry analysts expect prices to rise.
Elpida achieves 4-Layer 0.8mm mobile RAM package
Elpida Memory today announced that its researchers have developed the technology to mass manufacture a 0.8mm four-layer DRAM package, the thinnest memory device in the DRAM industry.
IBM to ship z196 - world's fastest microprocessor
IBM has recently announced details of the world's fastest computer chip -- the microprocessor in a new version of the IBM mainframe that begins shipping to customers on Sept. 10.
Elpida raises $145 million in Taiwan listing
(AP) -- Elpida Memory Inc. said Thursday it has raised 4.2 billion New Taiwan dollars ($145 million) in a secondary listing on the Taiwan Stock Exchange as the Japanese memory chip maker seeks alliances amid fierce competition.
Imec demonstrates 3D integrated DRAM-on-logic for low-power mobile applications
Imec and its 3D integration partners have proven the potential of 3D integration of a commercial DRAM chip on top of a logic IC for next-generation low-power mobile applications. Imecs applied 3D EDA ...
Elpida to buy Powerchip's DRAM operations: report
Japan's leading chip maker Elpida Memory will take over the DRAM operations of Taiwan's Powerchip Technology in a bid to increase competitiveness amid falling prices, the Nikkei said Monday.