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Link Labs Certifies Internet of Things LTE Category M1 End Device on Verizon’s 4G LTE Network

3 Jan lte-m_device_link_labs

Link Labs, a leading innovator in low-power, wide-area network technologies that power the Internet of Things, has received certification for its low-power LTE Cat-M1 Sensor Suite for the Verizon 4G LTE Network, the world’s first commercial deployment of this breakthrough technology. (more…)

Why Did South Korea Just Fine Qualcomm $853 Million?

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The Korea Fair Trade Commission said it would fine Qualcomm Inc. about $853 million for alleged antitrust violations, the highest such penalty handed to an individual company in South Korea. (more…)

SK Hynix to Establish JV with Seagate to Boost Competitiveness in Flash Memory Market

28 Dec sk-hynix-624x428

The Korean Herald has recently released a government document suggesting SK Hynix, the Korean storage giant, is now seeking a partnership with Seagate, a global memory provider, to establish a venture for the purpose of boosting its mid and long term competitiveness in the NVRAM market. (more…)

TrendForce Expects NAND Flash Prices to Keep Rising During 2017 as Industry’s Wafer Capacity Will Expand by Just 6% Annually

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The global NAND Flash industry will see an annual increase of just 6% in its total wafer capacity in 2017, according to analysis by DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. (more…)

China’s DRAM Industry Is On A Headhunting Spree And Inotera Is the Main Target

21 Dec shutterstock_257108956-624x415

According to Technews’ previous report, there are three main forces poaching talents away from Nanya and Inotera. Charles Kao, the former Chairman of Inotera, and James Shih, the former Vice President at Nanya, are headhunted by Yangtze River Storage Technology. David Liu, the former Staff Senior Vice President of Inotera, is now on board with the team of Hefei Chang Xin and Gigadevice. UMC, collaborating with JHICC to develop DRAM technologies, under the lead of Stephen Chen, the Senior Vice President, now also joins in the headhunting spree. (more…)

Rick Tsai Will Reportedly Join Unigroup

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Rick Tsai, former president and CEO of the TSMC, will reportedly join China’s Tsinghua Unigroup, helping it build a 12-inch wafer foundry, according to, an online media on economy and finance. (more…)

Micron to Mass Produce 3D NAND Flash Memory by Late 2016

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Micron, which has just completed the acquisition of Inotera Memories last week announced on December 15 that it will start mass production of 3D NAND flash memory by the end of 2016. The decision comes after the company’s 3D NAND memory production capacity exceeded that of 2D counterparts. Micron has successfully kept the costs of its first-generation 3D NAND in line with company expectations and its second-generation 64-layer 3D NAND is ready for ramp-up. (more…)

China Seeks Acquisition of Siltronic to Speed up Silicon Wafer Market Consolidation

16 Dec shutterstock_188522612-624x416

China’s National Silicon Industry Group, a government-backed semiconductor investment fund, was among those from China that were seeking the acquisition of German firm Siltronic to expand the market. (more…)

Prices in DRAM Market Will Keep Rising Through 2017 as Annual Bit Supply Is Projected to Expand by Less Than 20%, Says TrendForce

16 Dec shutterstock_40525534-624x468

The global DRAM market has been on a roller coaster ride during 2016. Prices were on a steep slide in the year’s first half due to weak demand. (more…)

Infineon at CES 2017: Microelectronics Define and Enable Tomorrow’s Consumer Trends

16 Dec infineon company

Semiconductors are the key components enabling mega trends in today’s society, including the mobility revolution and an energy-smart world, a security driven IoT and Augmented Reality for mobile devices. (more…)