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WSTS Halves Growth Prediction for Memory Chip Market Next Year

WSTS Halves Growth Prediction for Memory Chip Market Next Year

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — A semiconductor industry tracker on Wednesday cut in half its growth projection of the global memory chip market next year. World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS), a nonprofit organization of chipmakers, forecast the memory market to expand 8.5 percent year-on-year to US$171.6 billion next year, down from a growth rate [...]

Samsung Begins Mass Production of 14nm DRAM with EUV Technology

Samsung Begins Mass Production of 14nm DRAM with EUV Technology

SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s largest memory chip maker, said Tuesday it began mass production of the industry’s smallest 14-nanometer DRAM using extreme ultraviolet lithography technology as part of efforts to consolidate its leadership in the memory industry. The company already shipped 1 million units of 10nm-class (D1x) DDR4 [...]

DRAM Spot Prices Fall amid Forecast of Weaker Demand

DRAM Spot Prices Fall amid Forecast of Weaker Demand

SEOUL, Sept. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — DRAM prices in the spot market have recently been declining amid expectations for weaker demand stemming from widening COVID-19 vaccinations around the globe, industry sources said Wednesday. According to market tracker DRAMeXchange, the average contract price of 8-gigabit DDR4 DRAMs for PCs came to US$3.889 on Monday, the lowest [...]

Samsung to Expand AI-powered Memory Portfolio

Samsung to Expand AI-powered Memory Portfolio

SEOUL, Aug. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. on Tuesday said it aims to expand its memory products powered by its artificial intelligence (AI) engine as the South Korean tech giant is pushing to increase its technology leadership in the semiconductor market. Samsung, the world’s largest memory chip supplier, showcased its latest processing-in-memory (PIM) [...]

Samsung Develops AI Processor-embedded Memory Chip

Samsung Develops AI Processor-embedded Memory Chip

SEOUL, Feb. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday it has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) processor-embedded high bandwidth memory (HBM) chip that boasts low energy consumption and enhanced performance. Using processing-in-memory (PIM) technology, the South Korean tech giant said it integrated AI engines onto its HBM2 Aquabolt, becoming the first in the [...]

Samsung Expects Chip Demand to Grow This Year

Samsung Expects Chip Demand to Grow This Year

SUWON, March 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s largest memory chip maker, said Wednesday it expects this year’s chip demand to grow despite concerns over the novel coronavirus pandemic. During an annual shareholder meeting, Kim Ki-nam, who leads Samsung’s device solutions division, said that “external uncertainties” will continue this year but global [...]

Samsung Begins Replacing Japanese Materials in Chip Production amid Export Curbs

Samsung Begins Replacing Japanese Materials in Chip Production amid Export Curbs

SEOUL, Sept. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s leading memory chip and smartphone maker, has begun replacing Japanese materials with local supplies for its production of semiconductors, company officials said Tuesday, a move that could offset Japan’s restrictions on high-tech exports to South Korea. “(The company) has injected supplies other than Japanese [...]