SK Hynix

Despite cuts in wafer starts by almost all NAND producers, and even disruptions in Kioxia (former Toshiba Memory) and Western Digital's fab operations, analysts estimate that bit shipments of NAND increased in the third quarter. Luckily for manufacturers, so did demand, which helped to keep the actual average selling price of NAND between between flat and -10%, depending on the manufacturer. Avid readers know that as flash manufacturers transition to higher-density 3D NAND flash architectures with more layers and/or more bits per cell, they inevitably increase the total number of bits shipped. This in turn creates memory oversupply (in terms of bits) and intense price declines. To avoid those price declines, manufacturers have been cutting down wafer starts at their fabs, as well as slowing...

CES 2019: GIGABYTE Aorus RGB Memory Hits DDR4-4000 with SK Hynix ICs

GIGABYTE last year entered the memory market with its Aorus RGB and GIGABYTE-branded DIMMs, designed for enthusiasts. To some degree the project was experimental with conservative DDR4-2666 and DDR4-3200...

3 by Anton Shilov on 1/14/2019

JEDEC Updates HBM Spec to Boost Capacity & Performance: 24 GB, 307 GB/s Per Stack

JEDEC this week published an updated version of its JESD235 specification, which describes HBM and HBM2 DRAM. The new version of the standard allows memory manufacturers to increase capacities...

15 by Anton Shilov on 12/19/2018

SK Hynix Reveals DDR4-3200 Memory Chips with 4 Phase Clocking

SK Hynix this week announced that it has completed development of its latest-generation DDR4 memory chips. The new DRAM chips are made using the company’s second-generation 10 nm-class fabrication...

4 by Anton Shilov on 11/16/2018

SK Hynix Develops First 16 Gb DDR5-5200 Memory Chip, Demos DDR5 RDIMM

SK Hynix on Thursday announced that it had completed development of its first DDR5 memory chip. The new chip offers a capacity of 16 Gb and is said to...

29 by Anton Shilov on 11/15/2018

SK Hynix Launches 96-Layer 3D NAND and Discloses QLC Plans

SK Hynix this week officially launched its new 96-layer 3D NAND flash memory chips, which feature a new architecture and a faster interface. The NAND has already been qualified...

4 by Anton Shilov on 11/8/2018

U.S. Government Indicts Chinese DRAM Maker JHICC on Industrial Espionage; Bans Exports To Firm

The U.S. Department of Commerce this week banned U.S. exports to a China-based maker of DRAM. The DoC believes that Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Company (also known as Fujian...

58 by Anton Shilov on 11/1/2018

KLEVV Launches NEO N500 SSDs Based on SK Hynix’s 72-Layer 3D NAND

SK Hynix’s subsidiary KLEVV has introduced its new client SSDs based on the manufacturer’s 72-layer 3D NAND flash. The KLEVV NEO N500 drives are aimed at entry-level desktops and...

0 by Anton Shilov on 9/14/2018

SK Hynix Set to Build a New Memory Fab

SK Hynix last week announced plans to build another semiconductor fab near its headquarters in Icheon, South Korea. The production facility is not going to be as big and...

16 by Anton Shilov on 7/30/2018

Klevv Adds Kolors: RGB-Lit Enthusiast-Class Cras DIMMs & SSD Incoming

Klevv, a subsidiary of SK Hynix, has been around for quite a while targeting mass retail market with mainstream DRAM and SSD products. Recently Klevv decided to address the...

13 by Anton Shilov on 6/7/2018

Cadence and Micron Demo DDR5-4400 IMC and Memory, Due in 2019

Cadence this week introduced the industry’s first IP interface in silicon for the current provisional DDR5 specification developed by JEDEC. Cadence’s IP and test chip us fabricated using TSMC’s...

31 by Anton Shilov on 5/3/2018

SK Hynix Announces SSDs with 72-Layer 3D NAND ICs, Own Controllers

SK Hynix this week has said it has completed development of its enterprise-grade SSDs based on its 512 Gb 72-layer 3D TLC NAND chips as well as its own...

7 by Anton Shilov on 2/8/2018

SK Hynix Lists GDDR6 Memory as ‘Available Now’, Publishes Final Specs

SK Hynix has updated its product catalogue and now lists its GDDR6 memory chips as “available now”. In addition, the company published final specifications of its GDDR6 product family...

9 by Anton Shilov on 2/6/2018

SK Hynix’s Product Catalog Lists 16 Gb DDR4 Chips, Opens Doors to 256 GB DIMMs

SK Hynix has recently added single-die DDR4 memory chips featuring 16 Gb capacity to its product catalog. The benefit of the increase in single-die capacity is two fold: not...

14 by Anton Shilov on 1/25/2018

Toshiba Signs Deal To Sell Memory Business

After being approved by the board of directors last week, Toshiba's deal to sell their memory business to a consortium led by Bain Capital has been signed and will...

9 by Billy Tallis on 9/28/2017

Toshiba To Proceed With Sale Of Memory Business To Consortium

The latest and possibly final round of bidding for Toshiba's memory business concluded today with Toshiba's board selecting a consortium led by private equity firm Bain Capital as the...

12 by Billy Tallis on 9/20/2017

Samsung & SK Hynix Graphics Memory Prices Increase Over 30% In August

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...

55 by Nate Oh on 8/16/2017

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...

28 by Anton Shilov on 4/30/2017

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