Western Digital walks away from Kioxia merger talks
The proposed merger of the NAND flash memory divisions of Kioxia and Western Digital is now off the table. Talks on this merger have been halted by Western Digital due to the lack of approval from Kioxia shareholder SK Hynix.
According to Nikkei Asia, Western Digital broke off talks with Kioxia ... Read more
SK Hynix opposes merger of Kioxia and Western Digital
SK Hynix does not approve the merger of Kioxia and Western Digital. SK Hynix, an indirect shareholder in Kioxia, views the merger as unfavorable to the value of its investments.
Recently, Japan's Kioxia and U.S. Western Digital announced plans to merge their NAND flash memory businesses. With th... Read more
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
SK hynix introduces world’s first 238-layer NAND chip
SK hynix launched the world's first 238-layer 512GB TLC 4D NAND flash chip. This NAND chip should deliver greater productivity, higher data speeds and more power efficiency.
SK Hynix manufactured the 238-layer 512GB TLC 4D NAND flash chip using its 4D manufacturing process. The process ensures t... Read more
SK hynix develops KV-CSD, computational storage for fast data analysis
SK hynix partnered with the US Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to develop a Key Value Store Computational Storage Device (KV-CSD). The device is capable of quickly analyzing large amounts of data.
KV-CSD uses computational storage, a technology that processes large amounts of data close t... Read more
South Korean chip stockpile rises and threatens export
The semiconductor stockpiles in South Korea grew at the quickest pace since April 2016, threatening the export that produces the country's economic growth.
Recent reports show that the semiconductor stockpiles of South Korea have seen rapid growth for more than six years. As a result, bad signs ... Read more
SK Hynix CEO: ‘I want to buy Arm’
SK Hynix is considering the acquisition of Arm. "We are reviewing the possibility of forming a consortium to jointly acquire it."
"I want to buy Arm, entirely or not", said CEO Park Jung-ho during an annual shareholder meeting. "It doesn't have to be a majority of shares to be able to control th... Read more
SK Hynix takes first steps in acquiring NAND portfolio from Intel
SK Hynix has taken a first step in acquiring Intel's NAND flash memory portfolio. The South Korean chip manufacturer received approval from all global regulators.
According to Reuters, SK Hynix is permitted to follow up on its intent to acquire Intel's NAND flash memory portfolio. Regulators in ... 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
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