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Micron Acquires Elpida Memory In Reorganization Bid
2012-07-03 04:46:47

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Semiconductor manufacturer Micron Technology agreed to acquire Japanese chipmaker Elpida Memory in what Micron is calling a sponsor agreement. The deal is valued at roughly $2.5 billion in total consideration, which includes $750 million paid in cash at closing. Elpida will become a Micron subsidiary. The acquisition happens in conjunction with Elpida's corporate reorganization proceedings, which are being conducted under the...

DRAM Maker Merger Could Create New Dynasty
2012-05-10 12:21:11

American chipmaker Micron Technology announced today they are in talks to buy Elpida Memory, Inc, winning exclusive rights to acquire the company. Earlier this year, Elpida filed for Japan´s largest-ever manufacturing bankruptcy. Such a move could make Micron more of a competitive threat against other South Korean and Taiwanese chipmakers. The company could end up paying up to $3.75 billion for Elpida. According to a statement, Micron wants to become Elpida´s financial supporter...

2011-03-20 06:40:00

Apple could face shortages of components for the iPad 2 because of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. "The aftermath of the Japanese earthquake may cause logistical disruptions and supply shortages in Apple Inc.'s iPad 2, which employs several components manufactured in the disaster-stricken country," according to an IHS iSuppli statement. IHS iSuppli said the components included the battery from Apple Japan, an electronic compass from AKM Semiconductor, NAND flash memory from Toshiba,...

2010-09-07 12:45:00

Samsung Electronics warned recently of an oversupply in the computer memory chip market from next quarter as PC sales are forecasted to weaken. The South Korean firm's comment raises concerns that the boom in the DRAM sector may be coming to an end. "We all know the PC market is not in a good shape now and if demand can't pick up, inventories will go higher," John Chiu, a fund manager at Taiwan's Fuh Hwa Securities Investment Trust, told Reuters. "But we might pin some hopes on the...

2010-07-21 15:06:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., and TOKYO, July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elpida Memory, Inc. (TOKYO: 6665) and Spansion Inc. (NYSE: CODE), today announced broadening an existing relationship for joint development of NAND process technology and products to include a foundry services agreement for NAND Flash memory. Elpida has also secured a non-exclusive license to Spansion® NAND IP based on MirrorBit® charge-trapping technology. Elpida will produce the new...

2010-06-21 03:00:00

HSINCHU, Taiwan, June 21 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Elpida Memory Inc., Powertech Technology Inc. (PTI), and United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TSE: 2303) ("UMC"), today announced their entry into a 3-way cooperation to advance 3D IC integration technologies for advanced processes including 28 nanometer (nm). This collaboration will leverage the strengths of Elpida's DRAM, PTI's assembly, and UMC's foundry logic technologies to develop a total 3D IC Logic+DRAM integration...

2010-05-20 06:45:00

Samsung, Infineon and Toshiba are at the top of the list of the world's biggest memory chip makers being fined a total of 403 million US dollars by the European Commission on Wednesday for operating an illegal union, or cartel. In all, ten companies were included in the fine. However, South Korea's Samsung Electronics, the world's top memory chip producer, received a staggering fine totaling nearly 180 million US dollars, for its part in the cartel which shared confidential info and...

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