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New Hynix chip factory may hurt NAND flash prices

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

Elpida to invest in Chinese DRAM plant

Although the price of memory is falling, a Japanese memory-chip maker has decided to invest in a new DRAM plant in China. It will open in 2010

AMD, IBM step up strain on 65nm chips

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 moves to lower flash memory prices

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.

Elpida to announce new DRAM factory plans on Thursday

Elpida Memory Inc. is to announce plans for a new memory chip fabrication plant in Hiroshima in western Japan on Thursday, the company said Wednesday.

Motorola sells chip plant to China’s SMIC

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.

IBM cuts 600 semiconductor jobs, sets unpaid leave

IBM Corp.'s struggling semiconductor business will lay off 600 workers and require employees to take a week of unpaid vacation, an IBM spokesperson said Monday.

Infineon to invest $240M in Chinese chip venture

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.

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