Toshiba makes NAND breakthrough

Toshiba has developed its second generation 19nm process that will be applied to mass produce 2-bit-per-cell 64Gb NAND memory chips starting later this month. 

NAND memory market rockets

The NAND memory market is slated to hit $30 billion this year, up 12 percent over $26.8 billion in 2012.

NAND stalls while DRAM surges

Industry analysts believe the memory sector will continue to do relatively well despite a decline in NAND demand. Although NAND might not be a very hot commodity, DRAM sales are expected to surge, reports The China Post.

Wafer capacities tell their own tales

As chipmakers struggle to go beyond 22nm and 28nm, it seems older processes are dying faster than Gangnam Style. A recent report by IC Insights shows that more than a quarter of installed wafer capacity is dedicated to sub-40nm process geometries. 

Chip revenues falter

Worldwide semiconductor revenue declined in 2012, figures from Gartner have shown.

NAND sales slow down

The PC market remains weak and the overheated smartphone and tablet market seems to be slowing down as well, but NAND makers are reporting their best quarter in history.

Micron sees red blood on the spreadsheet

Micron Technology landed itself in the red for the second quarter, posting a net loss.

Intel and Micron sample 3bpc 25nm NAND flash memory

Intel and Micron have successfully sampled the first batch of 3-bit-per-cell (3bpc) NAND flash memory produced with 25-nanometer (nm) process technology.

Next-gen NAND boosts SSD write speeds

A team of Japanese engineers have developed a new generation of NAND flash memory whose drive voltage is as low as 1V.

Samsung touts 20nm NAND for smartphones

Sasmsung has kicked off production of its 20 nanometer (nm) class 32GB NAND chips.

Toshiba to manufacture advanced NAND chips

Toshiba has confirmed that it will be spending some 15 billion yen ($160 million) to build a test production line for advanced flash memory chips. 

Freescale lowers cost of eReaders with new SoC

Freescale Semiconductor has unveiled an advanced system-on-chip (SoC) that is expected to help significantly lower the cost of next-generation eReaders.

Chip spies arrested in South Korea

Just what we need in the boring old chip industry, a John LeCarre style tale of corporate espionage, intrigue and sex.