SK Hynix

In the midst of a global DRAM shortage, Digitimes reports that the market prices for graphics memory from Samsung and SK Hynix have increased by over 30% for August. This latest jump in memory prices is apparently due to the pair of DRAM manufacturers repurposing part of their VRAM production capacities for server and smartphone memories instead. As Digitimes’ sources report, this VRAM pricing is expected to increase further in September, impacting graphics card and gaming notebook manufacturers. Consumers have already felt the pain through skyrocketing DDR4 prices, and TrendForce/DRAMeXchange expects the upward trend of PC DRAM chips to continue to 2018. Generally speaking, this production prioritization is not new. Late last year, the top three memory suppliers, Samsung (55% market share), SK Hynix (35%...

SK Hynix: Customers Willing to Pay 2.5 Times More for HBM2 Memory

SK Hynix was the first DRAM manufacturer to start producing HBM Gen 1 memory in high volume back in 2015. However, the company is somewhat behind its rival Samsung...

23 by Anton Shilov on 8/4/2017

Toshiba Selects Japan-U.S. Consortium As Preferred Buyer For Memory Business

Toshiba has selected a consortium as their preferred bidder in the sale of Toshiba's memory business. The consortium is led by the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, an investment...

13 by Billy Tallis & Anton Shilov on 6/21/2017

SK Hynix Advances Graphics DRAM: GDDR6 Added to Catalogue, GDDR5 Gets Faster

SK Hynix has added GDDR6 memory chips to its product catalogue, revealing their general specifications and launch timeframe sometimes in Q4 2017. As expected, the new GDDR6 ICs will...

17 by Anton Shilov on 5/20/2017

SK Hynix to Ship GDDR6 Memory for Graphics Cards by Early 2018

In a surprising move, SK Hynix has announced its first memory chips based on the yet-unpublished GDDR6 standard. The new DRAM devices for video cards have capacity of 8...

27 by Anton Shilov on 4/30/2017

SK Hynix Launches 72-Layer 256 Gb 3D TLC NAND with Increased Performance

SK Hynix has formally introduced its fourth-generation 3D NAND memory chips with 72 layers. Initially, the 3D TLC flash chips will be offered in 256 Gb configurations, but by...

3 by Anton Shilov on 4/14/2017

SK Hynix Lays Out Plans for 2017: 10nm-Class DRAM, 72-Layer 3D NAND

SK Hynix this week announced financial results for its fiscal year 2016 and also revealed general plans for 2017. As expected, the company intends to start volume production of...

12 by Anton Shilov on 1/28/2017

SK Hynix Announces 8 GB LPDDR4X-4266 DRAM Packages

SK Hynix on Monday officially announced the industry’s first 8 GB LPDDR4X (LP4X) packages for next-generation mobile devices. The new memory chips not only increase DRAM performance but also...

4 by Anton Shilov on 1/11/2017

SK Hynix to Build a New NAND Fab, Upgrade Existing DRAM Fab

SK Hynix on Thursday announced plans to build a new manufacturing facility to produce NAND flash memory in South Korea, and also upgrade its DRAM production plant in China...

15 by Anton Shilov on 12/23/2016

SK Hynix Updates Lineup: 8 GB LPDDR4 DRAM Packages for Mobile Devices

SK Hynix has quietly added its new 8 GB LPDDR4 package to the family of mobile DRAM offerings. The new package paves the way for single-package smartphones and tablets...

11 by Anton Shilov on 12/20/2016

Plextor Launches S2C SSDs: 16 nm SK Hynix TLC NAND and SMI SM2258

Plextor has introduced its new family of entry-level SSDs, which could become the most affordable drives in the company’s lineup in the coming months. The S2C SSDs use TLC...

17 by Anton Shilov on 10/7/2016

SK Hynix Adds HBM2 to Catalog: 4 GB Stacks Set to Be Available in Q3

SK Hynix has quietly added its HBM Gen 2 memory stacks to its public product catalog earlier this month, which means that the start of mass production should be...

43 by Anton Shilov on 8/1/2016

Price Check Q3 2016: DRAM Prices Down Over 20% Since Early 2016

Slow sales in the first half of 2016 have negatively affected suppliers of virtually all of PCs, tablets and smartphone components. Producers of DRAM typically suffer more than others...

37 by Anton Shilov on 7/25/2016

AMD Changes SSD Strategy: High-End M.2/NVMe SSDs Incoming, Low-Cost R3 Drives Are Here

Over the past week or so, we noticed other news outlets reporting on the AMD R3 series of SSDs, as if there had been a recent press release circulating...

47 by Anton Shilov on 5/16/2016

The ADATA Premier SP550 SSD Review: A Second Look At Silicon Motion's SM2256 Controller

Today we're taking a look at ADATA's Premier SP550 SSD, the company's latest entry-level drive. The Premier SP550 gives us a fresh look at Silicon Motion's SM2256 controller by...

25 by Billy Tallis on 3/23/2016

Price Check: Price Gap Between DDR3 and DDR4 Memory Almost Gone

Around a year ago DRAM manufacturers ended up pinning a lot of their hopes on DDR4 as a way to improve their profit margins. In the cutthroat and highly...

16 by Anton Shilov on 2/25/2016

GDDR5X Standard Finalized by JEDEC: New Graphics Memory up to 14 Gbps

In Q4 2015, JEDEC (a major semiconductor engineering trade organization that sets standards for dynamic random access memory, or DRAM) finalized the GDDR5X specification, with accompianing white papers. This...

70 by Anton Shilov on 1/22/2016

JEDEC Publishes HBM2 Specification as Samsung Begins Mass Production of Chips

The high-bandwidth memory (HBM) technology solves two key problems related to modern DRAM: it substantially increases bandwidth available to computing devices (e.g., GPUs) and reduces power consumption. The first-generation...

42 by Anton Shilov on 1/20/2016

Price Check: DDR4 Memory Down Nearly 40% in 6 Months, Expected To Continue

Today we're launching a new feature on the AnandTech Pipeline: Price Check. Here we'll periodically examine hardware prices and analyze what's behind recent price changes. Just a year ago DDR4...

33 by Anton Shilov on 12/18/2015

The Lenovo ThinkStation P900 Workstation Review: Design 101

The workstation market has always been a consistent seller. The dream of offloading to an on or off-site VM and a cluster for work processing still lies more in...

61 by Ian Cutress on 5/6/2015

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