Samsung Could End Tight DRAM Supply Earlier Than Expected

Over the past two years, memory device buyers have faced DRAM supply issues due to curtailed production capacity expansion and technology migration challenges. This also translated into double-digit price hikes. Samsung is now considering production capacity expansion for DRAM, which could potentially end tight supply for DRAM sooner than anticipated, according DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce.…

No Supply Impact from Toshiba NAND Flash Production Suspension

Industry reports indicate that Toshiba recently suspended production for its NAND flash. DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, confirms that Toshiba has had lower than expected output for its NAND flash production related to issues with equipment operation but it will not impact the company’s fourth-quarter contract shipments. DRAMeXchange also does not expect the production issues to…

Premier Magnetics Replaces Discontinued Murata Line Filters

Premier Magnetics offers replacement components for more than 36 part numbers in the PLA10ANxxx and PLA10ASxxx EMIFIL series of AC line filters discontinued by Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. The expanded PMCU series of common mode line filters are a direct cross for Murata’s parts and are available from stock. Designed for switching power supply applications,…

Automotive Lighting: LEDs Deliver Greater Functionality

LED adoption is driving growth and advanced functionality in automotive lighting, which is starting to trickle down from high-end to mid-range and low-end vehicles, according to a new report from Yole Développement (Yole) . The research firm expects the market to reach about $27.5 billion in 2017, up from $25.7 billion in 2016. Yole forecasts the automotive…