|New partnership in MRAM developement|
Spin Transfer Technologies (STT) and capital equipment vendor Tokyo Electron Ltd. (TEL) have entered into a collaborative engineering program to jointly develop process technologies for SRAM- and DRAM-class spin-transfer torque (ST) MRAM devices.
|SMIC appointed new executives|
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC"; the largest and most advanced foundry in mainland China, today announced the appointment of Dr. Haijun Zhao and Dr. Liang Mong Song as SMIC Co-CEO and Executive Director.
|Samsung Electronics CEO resigned|
The surprise resignation of Samsung’s chip and display head came as he was expected to take a bigger role following Lee’s arrest in February and the departures of other key executives in the wake of the bribery scandal.
|DRAM manufacturers stock rises|
While demand for DRAM was expected to rise 20.6% next year, chipmakers were only planning to add 19.6 percent in capacity globally, a TrendForce report said
|ON Semi released new image sensors|
The new parts provide a complete solution with the new image sensor and processing functionality integrated within a low power system-on-chip (SoC) that simplifies and speeds adoption in applications like rear and surround view cameras.