|Transition to 3D NAND might hit supply shortage|
“What we are looking at is how long it’s going to take for the last problem to be solved in order to make 3D NAND a cost effective part to build. Until that happens, we expect the shortages to grow more acute, because demand will continue to grow while production does not.”
|Is Mentor good for Siemens ?|
Grindstaff made a persuasive case for the combination of the two firms at a time when Siemens PLM customers—mostly system vendors from across various industies—are increasingly designing their own chips for inclusion in their products.
|Number of phone chips to be over PC chips this year|
"The ongoing slump in shipments of standard personal computers, along with the drop-off in tablets, is setting the stage for cellphone IC sales to finally surpass earnings generated in personal computing systems this year,"
|Smart factories to grow in next 5 years|
a smart factory is defined as using digital technologies such as IoT, Big Data analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Robotics to increase a company’s productivity, quality and flexibility.
|MediaTek to increase head count by 1000 this year|
The company plans to hire around a thousand new employees in 2017. That’s definitely good news, as it shows that MediaTek is growing and adding more employees should help the company continue to grow in the future.
|Korean memory companies to benefit most from the bloom|
Average contract price of DRAM for servers will increase up to 8 percent in the third quarter from the previous quarter. The average price rose 40 percent in the first quarter and 10 percent in the second quarter from the previous quarters.