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Apple may be looking to acquire a unit of Renesas Electronics that makes LCD chips for mobile devices, according to a Nikkei report. The deal could be worth close to half a billion dollars.
Idaho-based Micron Technology immediately becomes one of the largest suppliers of mobile memory for popular products like the iPad and iPhone.
Taiwan government rules out state-backed consolidation of memory chipmakers. New government-backed entity will focus on acquiring technologies and tapping existing plants.
Taiwan named a chip industry veteran to head a state-backed company that will merge six memory chipmakers.
Memory chip prices shot up on Monday--a welcome bit of news for beleaguered chipmakers. But it took the failure of a large German chipmaker to make this happen.
Hynix, one of the world's largest memory chipmakers, is slashing output. This may ease oversupply in the market.
Taiwanese government has responded to an ailing industry by offering loans, according to a variety of reports.