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How PC slump affects memory chipmakers

Posted: 29 Jul 2015 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:HBM? DRAM? NAND? memory?

While a shrinking DRAM market is negatively affecting both SK Hynix and Micron, a shrinking SRAM market has not hurt Cypress Semiconductor's revenues. Having recently lost a bidding war for Integrated Silicon Solution Inc., the company reported strong revenues for its second quarter of 2015 and its first full quarter after integrating its acquisition of Spansion. Revenue for the quarter was $491 million, which Cypress said was at the high end of guidance with a gross margin of 41 per cent, which was in line with expectations.

During the quarter, Cypress expanded its Spansion-designed NOR HyperFlash product line with the qualification of a new 256Mbit memory with a 3V HyperFlash device that supports the high-bandwidth, low-pin-count HyperBus interface. It also introduced a 4Mbit serial Ferroelectric Random Access Memory (FRAM) suitable for applications that require continuous or frequent high-speed reading and writing of data and high data security, such as medical, industrial and automotive applications. Cypress also debuted highest-density synchronous SRAMs with on-chip Error-Correcting Code (ECC), and will continue to expand that product line.

- Gary Hilson
??EE Times U.S.


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