Globalfoundries to acquire ProMOS for NT$20-30 billion, say sources

Bits + chips | Feb 24, 01:45

Globalfoundries reportedly has agreed to take over financially-troubled ProMOS Technologies for NT$20-30 billion (US$0.7-1 billion), according to industry sources. By adding ProMOS' 12-inch wafer fab in Taichung, central Taiwan to its global manufacturing facilities, Globalfoundries will be striving...

Global HDD capacity expected to be restored to 80% in 1Q12

Systems | Feb 24, 01:25

The global production capacity of hard disk drives (HDDs) will increase to 140-145 million units, about 80% of the level before flooding hit Thailand in late...

Digitimes Research: Non-certified Android hardware may still become mainstream

Systems | Feb 24, 01:15

Google is currently focusing on designing Android in a direction to better suit smartphones and tablet PCs, the products that enjoy high volume shipments,...

Some LCD panel prices trending up, says AUO executive

Displays | Feb 24, 01:35

While the LCD panel market has remained largely steady for the first quarter of 2012, prices of some sizes have risen recently due in part to tight production...

Arima Communications looks to ship 23-25 million handsets in 2012

Telecom | Feb 24, 01:20

Arima Communications is expected to ship a total of 23-25 million handsets in 2012, of which 15-16 million units will be feature phones and the remaining...