|Applied Material beats estimate|
Q3 revenue and profit that topped analysts' expectations, and forecast this quarter's revenue and profit comfortably above consensus, sending its shares higher in late trading.
|Graphic card VRAM prices up 30%|
Both Samsung and SK Hynix have bumped up their VRAM prices by more than 30% this month alone due to spiraling demand from phone manufacturers.
|NAND prices drives up SSD cost|
Prices of solid-state drives used for data storage in personal computers and servers climbed for a 14th consecutive month in July, underpinned by higher costs for a core component.
|Denmark shiper said: cyber attack costs them $200 to $300 millions|
"In the last week of the quarter we were hit by a cyber-attack, which mainly impacted Maersk Line, APM Terminals and Damco. Business volumes were negatively affected for a couple of weeks in July. The businesses "were significantly affected," but there was "no data breach or data. loss."
|Japan sets model for automated manufacturing|
The debate over machines snatching jobs from people is muted in Japan, where birth rates have been sinking for decades, raising fears of a labor shortage. It would be hard to find a culture that celebrates robots more, evident in the popularity of companion robots for consumers.
|With memory prices and profit up it also creates shortage of telents|
Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix are looking to hire experienced workers, but also high school graduates. On the company’s recruitment website, Samsung Electronics recently posted a hiring notice for experienced workers to join the company’s memory chip businesses at its device solution department.
|ChipMOS finds market on display driver packaging|
Customers are benefiting from a recovery in demand for small displays used in smartphones, as most handset vendors have completed new designs by adding extra features, such as slim-barrel screens, or OLED displays.
|DRAM Q3 contract prices up|
Contract prices for PC DRAM modules rose nearly 40% sequentially to US$24 in the first quarter of 2017, and grew another 10% to US$27 in the second quarter. Prices for July alone increased 4.6% on month.