Driven by increased demand for server DRAM memory market next year

Server DRAM memory market in 2015 to take up the task, expected to total DRAM output is expected to share the point of view of 40%, while the DDR4 become mainstream server market, Samsung Electronics (Samsung Electronics), SK Hynix (SK Hynix), Micron (Micron ) have their own expansion plans and turn the new process, the server DRAM play an important role.
Memory industry, said the past few years it has rapidly diversified DRAM applications, unlike the majority of the past are applied on a personal computer (PC), due to the high, medium and low-end smart phone hot, Mobile RAM gradually emerge, one after another proportion than PC DRAM, 2014 onwards server DRAM proportion is rising fast, with a huge amount of data (Big Data) related to huge demand, in 2015 the proportion of server DRAM will rise even more.

The industry believes that the recent standard PC DRAM module output increases and therefore subject to the traditional low season, prices began to amend, but the memory factory output planning to DRAM-based server, you can avoid the influence of the chip average selling price (ASP) turbulent, helps maintain a stable gross margin, so happy to be satisfied for server DRAM output spindle.

In addition, Mobile RAM still maintain high growth, benefiting smart phones, tablet PCs led the mainland market demand for Mobile RAM is quite warm.

Samsung 2015 20-nanometer process shipments will increase, with the existing 25-nanometer do differentiate, Line 17’s production line has been expanded; while Hynix’s M14 plant capacity will be increased, but the real impact of supply and demand in the second half of 2015 while Micron is carried out by process technology to convert its Taiwan-based Inotera memory factory, a large turn into 20-nanometer process.


Semiconductor industry: High growth potential expected

Experts predict that sales in the semiconductor industry of nearly 400 billion US dollars.

This could especially be interesting as an investment, with signs of significant growth for the next few years due to recent developments.

One of the absolute growth engines include the chip maker Intel and Qualcomm, and the company Samsung Electronics.

Doubling the future growth of the semiconductor market demand GaN

Semiconductor materials can be divided into three generations. The first generation of semiconductor silicon; second-generation semiconductor gallium arsenide is represented; the third generation of semiconductor gallium nitride represented it in terms of conversion of electrical and optical outstanding performance, higher efficiency in terms of the microwave signal transmission, it can be widely applied to lighting, display, communications, and other major areas.

Now the next wave of popular LED, gallium nitride semiconductor light-emitting diodes as the first major breakthrough in LED lighting industry, with prices declining GaN wafers, gallium nitride substrate of semiconductor lighting applications market will not be closed , gallium nitride consumption will grow exponentially. GaN is by far the theory lightning highest photoelectric conversion efficiency of the material system, and can be a key basis for the preparation of a wide spectrum of materials, high power, high efficiency of microelectronics, power electronics, optoelectronics and other devices. The future belongs to the semiconductor gallium nitride, gallium nitride prospects for the future.

Cypress introduced the industry’s smallest USB 3.0 Hub Controller

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. has announced that its EZ-USB HX3 USB 3.0 hub controller launch a small package of ways for users to choose. 6 mm x 6 mm solder ball array (BGA) packages can save board space Ultrabooks, tablets, portable port expanders and other mobile and consumer devices, along with the industry’s best HX3 controller feature set as strong interoperability ability to support the expansion of the charging and full configurability.

Universal EZ-USB HX3 USB 3.0 hub controller provides fully configurable via I2C EEPROM, I2C Slave and GPIO option, the designer can configure the PHY driving capability, the number of downstream ports, the polarity of the power switch, and LED indicators and so on. HX3 also provide a “ghost Charge” (Ghost Charging) function can charge the device in the absence of a host of conditions, and support battery charging USB-IF v1.2 Standard Edition and Apple devices. HX3 is first with accessory adapter charging dock features SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) hub controller, you can use USB On-The-Go (OTG) host up charging for portable devices. HX3 the Shared Link function can have up to eight downstream ports allow docking stations, desktop monitors and other products through a four-port USB Hub with more peripherals are connected. HX3 with high interoperability, already with more than 400 kinds of USB peripherals are fully tested, including the popular consumer electronics, PC peripherals, HDD and SSD, and traditional equipment.

Mark Fu, senior director of Cypress’s USB 3.0 Business Unit, said: “PC in USB 3.0 port has been very popular, and now tablets and smart phones and other mobile devices have begun to appear product designers need a smaller, more energy-efficient. USB 3.0 port high scalable solution for mobile devices to make further miniaturization, low power consumption. our HX3 controller has 6 mm x 6 mm package ways to save space, to help designers achieve their goals provides design flexibility, low power and top performance in this tiny package. we also strive to provide a smaller 10 mm2 chip scale package options, make the size HX3 solution then reduce to 70%. ”

USB 2.0 and SuperSpeed PHY on-chip EZ-USB HX3 hub controller can be configured so that in the case of long PCB traces to maintain signal integrity. Its high-speed slope (High-speed slope), the transmission amplitude (Transmit Amplitude) and de-emphasis (De-emphasis) parameters can be adjusted via a graphical user interface on the PC. HX3 standby power consumption of 40 mW; when all the ports work SuperSpeed data rate, power consumption is 50% smaller than competing solutions.

IHS: 2014 ushered in the semiconductor industry since the year 2010 the most healthy growth

According to the latest reports market research firm IHS, the semiconductor market has ushered in the “best industry since 2010 performance.”

IHS noted that the semiconductor industry’s 2014 revenue will reach $ 353 billion, compared with $ 322.8 billion compared to last year, an increase of 9.4%. IHS vice president and chief analyst Dale Ford (Dale Ford), commented: “This is the semiconductor industry for many years one of the most healthy, not only ushered in the overall growth and expansion of the market is also more extensive nature.”

“The industry growth in 2013, almost entirely on certain memory and pull; while the growth in 2014, it is based on a wide range of needs of a variety of different types of chips because of this, almost all semiconductor suppliers can relax at ease. and to celebrate the arrival of the 2014 holiday season. ”

IHS report also shows the top 20 semiconductor manufacturers and their 2014 performance details.
IHS report also shows the top 20 semiconductor manufacturers and their 2014 performance details.
Intel continues to be the industry’s leading companies, but its revenue rose 6.3 percent, but can only be routed fifth. AMD’s revenue also increased by a few percentage points, but still lower than Intel, only 4.6%. In addition, the growth of the Nvidia above the industry average, reaching 9.4%.

The first 20, the performance of the most eye-catching is Anwar (Avago) and MediaTek (MediaTek), respectively, + 107.9% and + 57.5%. Thanks for LSI and PLX former acquisitions, which acquired MStar Yiyin benefit.