China venture capital firm may target Macronix, Winbond for acquistion, says paper

TaiwanChina-based venture capital firm SummitView Capital may switch its acquisition targets to Macronix International or Winbond Electronics as its attempt to buy US-based memory chip design house Integrated Silicon Solution (ISSI) may block by a tender offer from Cypress Semiconductor, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Winbond reportedly to place orders with China 12-inch foundry

ChinaTaiwan-based Winbond Electronics will likely place orders with Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC), a 12-inch wafer foundry in China, according to industry sources. Winbond will reportedly contract HLMC to manufacture NOR flash memory chips on 12-inch wafers, the sources revealed. HLMC will use 65nm process technology to make Winbond’s NOR chips with production to kick off in the second half of 2015, the sources said.