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Component Shortages Will Ease as Wafer Capacity Grows

Silicon wafer production capacity last year wasn’t enough to meet supply and demand across several IC segments, particularly memory components and discrete semiconductors, which resulted in component shortages and extended lead times. Wafer capacity is now forecast to increase over the next two years, which will lessen supply constraints and stabilize pricing as more capacity…

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Samsung, NDRC Deal Will Cut DRAM Price Increases

DRAMeXchange, a research division of TrendForce, reports that Samsung Electronics, with the support of the Korean government, is signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) that should drive down DRAM price increases. The MOU is expected to consist of cooperation in the semiconductor industry, including further investment in China…

Qualcomm, Samsung Announce Expanded Partnership

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (Qualcomm Technologies), and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. have announced a multi-year strategic relationship agreement between the two companies in various technology areas and across a range of mobile devices. This deal expands the companies’ longstanding relationship as technology and business partners this year…