China’s Memory Consumption Reaches 20%

China’s appetite for electronics continues to grow in spite of some recent softness in its manufacturing sector. As of this year, nearly 4.789 billion DRAM chips and 3.518 billion NAND Flash chips from the 2Gb category have been consumed in China, accounting for 19.2 percent and 20.6 percent, respectively, of the world’s total DRAM and…

Top Semiconductor Suppliers to Record Double-Digit Growth

Nine of the top 20 semiconductor suppliers are expected to record double-digit growth in 2014, according to a preview of the IC Insights 2014 McClean Report. The Top 25 semiconductor supplier report reveals that sales at TSMC, MediaTek, and SK Hynix are each expected to increase by more than 20 percent in 2014. The Semiconductor Industry…

DRAM Prices Will Continue to Fall

Despite higher DRAM prices starting in the second quarter of 2014 due in part to a lack of capacity expansions and increased obstacles in transitioning to 2Xnm manufacturing, DRAM prices start to drop at the end of July, according to DRAMeXchange, the memory and storage research division of TrendForce. Prices are expected to continue downward…

Tablet Apps Processor Revenue Grew 30 Percent in Q1 2014

Boston, Mass. — The global tablet applications processor market registered an impressive 30 percent year-over-year growth to reach $912 million in Q1 2014, according to Strategy Analytics Handset Component Technologies (HCT) service report, “Tablet Apps Processor Market Share Q1 2014: Apple Maintains Lead with 30 Percent Revenue Share.” Click here for the report: http://bit.ly/1n2PVjv According to this Strategy Analytics…

Industry Leaders Launch Consortium to Drive IoT Standards

Santa Clara, Calif. – Technology industry leaders – Atmel, Broadcom, Dell, Intel, Samsung Electronics, and Wind River – have joined together to form a new industry consortium to develop a connectivity framework that is open, secure and manageable for the products that make up the Internet of Things (IoT). The focus of the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) is to define a common…