SK hynix to invest almost €11 billion in new chip factory
SK hynix plans to invest €10.9 billion in constructing a new chip factory in South Korea.
The construction of the M15X chip factory in the city of Cheongju will begin in October. The plant is scheduled to open in 2025. SK hynix is simultaneously drawing up construction plans for a later M17X e... Read more
Micron to invest $40 billion in US chip manufacturing
The move amounts to the largest ever investment in US memory manufacturing.
This week Micron announced that it would invest $40 billion through the end of the decade to build leading-edge memory manufacturing in multiple phases in the US. With the anticipated grants and credits made possible by ... Read more
Memory chip prices fall after COVID surge
Prices have dropped by almost a third from their highs during the pandemic.
Memory chip prices saw a giant rise throughout the pandemic. Now, prices have come down to levels that suggest the demand boom is likely over, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
The average contract pri... Read more
Analysts predict semiconductor sales to reach $680 billion
After the record-breaking sales of semiconductors in 2021, the sales are expected to be 11% higher at $680.6 billion this year
Analyst house IC Insights predicted that chip sales would break another in 2020. Following the billion-dollar sales of semiconductors in 2021, this year is expected to f... Read more
Xian lockdown could harm memory chip manufacturing
The lockdown in Xian is affecting memory chip manufacturing facilities hampering global supply
Samsung and Micron are the largest manufacturers of memory chips in the world. They supply memory chips worldwide, but with the recent rise of Covid-19, there is a chance that the Chinese city of Xian ... Read more
Intel aims to prolong the validity of Moore’s Law well beyond 2025
Intel wants to continue to make smaller and stronger processors well beyond 2025, lengthening the validity of Moore's Law in the process. Recently, the chip manufacturer presented its roadmap for processor developments beyond 2025.
The chip manufacturer aspires to regain market share in the comi... Read more
VMware imagines ‘memory servers’ for shared software-defined RAM
VMware is working on a software-defined memory initiative that it bets may prompt the creation of memory servers (portions of memory that can be shared across a cluster.) DRAM can make up as much as 40% of a server's cost but is expensive.
Memory is also needed, as more workloads require in-memo... Read more
SK Hynix starts using EUV in DRAM production
SK Hynix announced on Monday that it began producing 10-nm 8GB LPPDR4 mobile DRAM this month. The South Korean giant added that it was applying the extreme ultraviolet process in its production of the latest chip.
The latest chip is the first time that SK Hynix has applied EUV in its DRAM produc... Read more
Samsung unveils an industry-first DRAM module based on the CXL interface
Samsung has unveiled a new DRAM module it made, based on the CXL (Compute Express Link) interface. The company is touting this as an industry-first. The CXL-based DDR5 memory module is presented in the EDSFF form factor and will be used in server systems to scale bandwidth and memory capacity by a ... Read more
SK Hynix to spend more on chip production equipment
SK Hynix has announced that it will increase its spending on the purchase of equipment for the production of chips. In this way, the company wants to make itself more resilient against the continuing chip shortages.
During the conference call for the publication of its quarterly figures, Kevin N... Read more