|Cypress to adjust its memory price upward|
Cypress has informed its customers of new prices for certain flash products including NOR flash, RAM MCP solutions, NAND flash and SLC NAND chips that will become effective from April 25, 2017
|Intel to ship SSD with 3D Xpoint on April|
The new SSD does not replace DRAM. For example, if a game requires 8GB of DRAM, you can't use 4GB of DRAM and 16GB of Intel's Optane memory to meet the game's requirement. DRAM continues to be needed for regular PC functions.
|China's SMIC offers mature process for IoT applications|
SMIC already offers 55nm process technology for the manufacture of chips for IoT applications. SMIC's 55nm processes for IoT-related devices are avalabile in both low power and storage integration versions, and the portfolio is helping the foundry to grow its business in the IoT field.
|Infineon is counting on automobile chips for 2017|
Chips made by Infineon are used by carmakers including Tesla (TSLA.O) and Hyundai (005380.KS) as well as auto parts suppliers Continental (CONG.DE) and Bosch [ROBG.UL] to enable cruise control and cut emissions.
|TSMC to volume produce A11 for Apple|
TSMC will prepare a capacity for production of 50 million units of the chip before July. The A11 chips, which will power the upcoming iPhone series slated for launch in September 2017, will be built on a 10 nm FinFET process.
|Intel warns of tight supply on SSD drives|
Intel told partners in an "Intel SSD Supply Health Messaging" memo that the SSD and NAND memory industry is experiencing record demand across all markets. As a result, SSD supply is expected to remain tight for all of 2017.
|IBM/Tokyo Electron to put AI into semi manufacturing|
IBM and Tokyo Electron Ltd (TEL) have signed a joint development programme to add cognitive capabilities to TEL’s chip manufacturing equipment to track down anomalies so that the equipment keeps running smoothly.
|Intel formed AI product development unit|
The Artificial Intelligence Products Group will focus on the development of chips and software products tied to machine learning, algorithms, and deep learning.
|Thanks to DRAM prices, Micron is far ahead on quarterly revenue|
Global memory chip makers are on the cusp of what analysts call an ultra-super-cycle as supply bottlenecks created by efforts to make smaller yet more efficient chips weigh, while demand soars for data storage from smartphones and artificial intelligence to autonomous driving and the Internet of Things.