The latest chip-making factory opened last week amid slumping prices for memory. That's good news for anyone who needs storage and theoretically bad news for manufactures. But an industry analyst says production will continue to go up
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) and IBM Corp. have added two new forms of strained silicon to their jointly developed 65-nanometer chip-making technology, which should improve the performance and reduce the power consumption of future processors, the companies are expected to announce.
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has started producing its first NAND flash memory chips on an advanced process, a move that will help lower the cost of memory cards for consumers in time for the year-end shopping season, according to an analyst.
Motorola China Electronics Ltd. has signed an agreement to sell its MOS-17 chip fabrication plant (fab) in the northeastern Chinese city of Tianjin to Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC), according to a Motorola statement.
Looking to grab a larger chunk of the Chinese memory market, German chipmaker Infineon Technologies AG plans to invest US$241 million over the next five years in a joint-venture company that will construct a test and assembly facility for memory chips in China, the company said Monday.