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February 19, 2013
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  • Samsung and Hynix were top DRAM sellers in Q4, firm says
    Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix remained the top purveyors of DRAMs in the fourth quarter, together accounting for two-thirds of the revenue market share in that period, DRAMeXchange reports. The market research firm estimates that Samsung sold $2.89 billion in DRAMs during the quarter, accounting for 42% of the global market, while Hynix held a one-quarter share. Elpida Memory and Micron Technology, which plan to merge this year, were close behind Hynix with a combined share of 24.6%, DRAMeXchange says. DigiTimes (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Breakthru DDR/LPDDR analysis for both controllers & ICs
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  ICs, Memory & More 
  • Nanya and Inotera have an up-and-down January
    Nanya Technology posted revenue of $86.5 million in January, an increase of 13.4% from December yet down 3.4% from a year earlier. Inotera Memories, however, reported that its consolidated revenue last month fell 16.5% from the previous month and declined 5.7% from January 2012. DigiTimes (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Renesas president may be on his way out
    Renesas Electronics President Yasushi Akao might be succeeded this month by Senior Vice President Tetsuya Tsurumaru, Bloomberg reports, citing an unidentified company official. The new president would take charge of a drastic restructuring at the unprofitable chipmaker. Bloomberg (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Going Green 
  Semiconductors in Action 
  • Analysis: ARM tackles embedded processors as Intel plays catch-up
    ARM Holdings is staking out a leading position in embedded processor technology, Ian King writes, noting that IDC forecasts the embedded processor market will grow 23% from 2012 to 2016, rising to $47.3 billion in annual revenue. "Intel is trying to get into the market, but ARM is already there," IDC's Mali Venkatesan said. Bloomberg (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Testing & Standards 
  JEDEC News 
  • JEDEC Mobile Forum: Save the dates
    To be held in Santa Clara, Calif., on May 1 and 2, the Forum will focus on the latest developments and standards for mobile storage technology, including Universal Flash Storage (UFS), LPDDR3 & 4, and Wide I/O 2, as well as the mobile devices that utilize these standards, including smartphones, ultra-thin notebooks, and tablets. Online registration coming soon! Find out more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Updates to JESD21-C: JEDEC Configurations for Solid State Memories now available for free download
    JESD21-C is a compilation of some 3000 of JEDEC memory device standards for solid state memory from September 1989 to the present. In addition to the free downloads available on the JEDEC website, an annual updating service and complete hard copies are also available for purchase. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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