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SK Hynix Bids for 20 Pct Stake in Toshiba’s Memory Chip Business

SK Hynix Bids for 20 Pct Stake in Toshiba’s Memory Chip Business

SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – SK hynix Inc., the world’s second-largest maker of computer memory chips, has submitted a bid to acquire a 20 percent stake in Toshiba Corp.’s memory chip business, an industry source said Tuesday.  The bid is aimed at strengthening SK hynix’s NAND flash memory business as global demand for flash [...]

Chipmakers Race to Expand Production Capacity as Demand Rebounds

Chipmakers Race to Expand Production Capacity as Demand Rebounds

SEOUL, Dec. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Global chipmakers are racing to boost their production capacity of NAND flash memory chips used in mobile devices, driven by a rebound in demand for smartphones and data-storage devices.  After volatile price swings in recent years, semiconductor manufacturers are expected to benefit from a global upswing in prices for [...]

Samsung, SK Hynix Suffer Setbacks in Q1 Chip Sales

Samsung, SK Hynix Suffer Setbacks in Q1 Chip Sales

SEOUL, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean chipmakers saw their sales of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chips drop in the first quarter of the year due mainly to falling prices and increased competition.  According to the data compiled by industry tracker DRAMeXchange, Samsung Electronics Co., South Korea’s top chipmaker, logged sales of US$3.97 [...]

S. Korean Chipmakers Pad Mobile DRAM Market Share in Q3

S. Korean Chipmakers Pad Mobile DRAM Market Share in Q3

SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean companies’ share of the global mobile dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chip market hit an all-time high in the third quarter of the year, far outpacing their rivals, data showed Sunday. Samsung Electronics Co. accounted for 56.9 percent of global mobile DRAM sales in the July-September period, [...]