South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix Inc. said Wednesday it posted a profit for a second straight quarter as the stronger won reduced the amount of debt denominated in foreign currencies.
Hynix Co, which supplies mobile chips to Apple, sank to a quarterly loss as oversupply battered mobile chip prices while demand for personal computers weakened.
Smartphones powered Samsung Electronics Co. to record quarterly earnings, mostly fueled by Galaxy smartphone sales.
Micron Technology has agreed a deal to buy embattled Japanese chipmaker Elpida in a deal worth US$ 2.5 billion.
South Korea’s Hynix Semiconductor has announced its acquisition of California-based LAMD to increase its competitiveness in the NAND flash memory market.
The number of fake memory chips and processors in use has tripled since 2009, suggests a report, and could cause problems in mission-critical applications.
Computer chipmaker Elpida Memory Inc. filed for Japan’s largest manufacturing bankruptcy Monday after amassing debts from nose-diving prices, competition from Samsung and flooding in Thailand last year that stifled demand.