Memory giant winbond has claimed the top spot as the world's largest supplier of NOR Flash last year, Taiwan business times reported.According to the latest market data of WebFeet Research, winbond's sales volume of NOR Flash memory last year accounted for 22.8% of the global market, which was attributed to the steady shipments. Winbond's total shipments of Flash memory last year exceeded 3 billion, accounting for 27.3% of the global shipments of NOR Flash memory products
It is reported that huawei has contacted senior executives of samsung electronics and SK hynix's subsidiaries in China and asked the two south Korean giants to maintain a stable supply of memory chips and not be affected by the recent actions of the United States.
The memory market looks flat in 2020, with no replacement products expected, as well as brexit, trade war and new coronavirus.So will DRAM and flash prices soar again in 2020?Will new memory eventually emerge?Will China's ambitions start to pay off?What other storage technologies will be available in 2020?
South Korea now has the highest number of new cases of coronary pneumonia outside China, due to a sudden surge in confirmed cases.Following SK hynix's announcement last week of an emergency quarantine of 800 people, samsung electronics also reported confirmed cases, with some analysts saying the outbreak, if not controlled, could hit the global semiconductor supply chain...
As early as Dec. 31, 2019, after a power outage at samsung's Line 13 plant in hwaseong, South Korea, led to production disruptions, there were concerns about the impact of such outages on the broader DRAM market.But the industry seems to have completely ignored the incident.Samsung's outage won't have a significant impact on commodity DRAM prices, according to analysts at TrendForce DRAMeXchange.Overall, though, DDR4 prices are still gradually rising as part of cyclical market volatility
Kioxia has reportedly told its customers that production tools at one of its factories caught fire early Tuesday.The fire was quickly extinguished, no injuries were reported and the impact on NAND supplies for the joint venture is expected to be minimal, according to production partner Western Digital.
The latest news is that SK hynix will launch two consumer PCIe NVMe SSD "Gold P31" and "Platinum P31" at CES 2020.It is worth noting that the new SSD will be equipped with SK hynix 128-layer 4D NAND for the first time. Based on the advanced manufacturing process, it will bring invisible competition pressure to other SSD brands.
On December 22, according to a report by Korean media, market research company predicts that the global demand for NAND flash memory will increase next year based on the density and performance improvement of solid-state drives. 5G communications, artificial intelligence, deep learning and virtual reality will lead the growth of global DRAM and NAND flash memory market next year.
Tokyo -- Kioxia Corporation (Kioxia Corporation) has announced that it will develop the world's first "Twin BiCS FLASH" three-dimensional (3D) semicircular grille FLASH unit structure using a specially designed semicircular floating gate (FG) unit.Twin BiCS FLASH delivers excellent program slopes and larger program/window cleaning at a smaller unit size than traditional round charge trap (CT) units.These features make this new cell design a strong candidate for more than four bits per cell (QLC) to significantly increase storage density and reduce stack layers.The technology was announced December 11 at the IEEE international conference on electronic devices (IEDM) in San Francisco, California