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Top 10 Fabtech News Stories for 2008

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Micron Technology 300mm DRAM cleanroomAs can be seen from the list below, the most popular 10 news stories had a memory theme running through the majority, with Micron and Qimonda appearing the most. Market research firm, iSuppli took top honours with a memory based market share report, that had Micron in the title, while it was interesting to see that VLSI Research was placed seventh with is 2007 equipment supplier rankings report, which has become a regular favourite over the years.

With so much weighted interest in the memory sector in 2008, it was not surprising that Samsung stories would also prove popular. However, coming in at number 10, was about Samsung’s CMOS logic foundry business rather than about its memory operations.

1. Micron moving fast on Hynix in Q208 NAND flash rankings, says iSuppli
2. Qimonda starts major reorganization: exits PC DRAM market
3. iSuppli ranks top semiconductor companies in 2007
4. Qimonda to fab 'Buried Wordline' DRAM technology as replacement to Deep-Trench 
5. Micron close to Inotera share purchase, says Gartner
6. Numonyx to close California Technology Center
7. Top semiconductor equipment suppliers of 2007 ranked by VLSI Research
8. Used semiconductor equipment market to reach $8 billion in 2009, says Semiconductor Partners
9. Micron challenges SanDisk, Toshiba and Samsung on low-cost memory manufacturing
10. Samsung posts 413 percent growth in foundry revenues

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