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Peak Season Demand to Moderate Mobile DRAM’s Price Slide in Fourth Quarter: TrendForce

4 Nov

With the peak period for smartphone shipments arriving, Apple’s iPhone 6s and a host of latest flagship devices from other branded vendors have been made available on the market. Global research firm TrendForce estimates that around 345.9 million smartphones will be shipped this fourth quarter, up 3.7% from the third quarter. (more…)

Average DRAM Contract Price Sank Nearly 10% in October Due to Ongoing Supply Glut, TrendForce Reports

3 Nov

The latest DRAM price report from DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, finds that the average contract price of DDR3 4GB modules  fell by 10% from US$18.5 in September to US$16.75 in October. The lowest contract price in the market is currently at US$16.5. (more…)

DRAM and NAND Flash Consumption in China to Reach US$12 Billion and $6.67 Billion Respectively in 2015 as Domestic Demand Grows: TrendForce

16 Oct

According to the latest research from DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, server and smartphone shipment demand continues to grow in the immense Chinese memory market. The latest forecast indicates that China will consume US$12 billion worth of DRAM and US$6.67 billion worth of NAND Flash in 2015. These figures represent 21.6% and 29.1% of the global DRAM and NAND Flash industries’ total revenues for the year, respectively.

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UMC Recruits DRAM Veteran Stephen Chen to Aid Xiamen 12-inch Fab Operation

10 Sep

Taiwan’s second largest contract chip maker United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) reportedly appointed Stephen Chen, former Micron Memory president, as its senior vice president responsible for the operations of the company’s 12-inch fab in Xiamen, China. (more…)

TrendForce Reports Global Mobile DRAM Industry Sees 7.7% Revenue Growth in Q2 as It Resists Price Decline

17 Aug

According to the latest analysis by DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, global mobile DRAM revenue reached US$3.851 billion in the second quarter, a 7.7% increase versus the prior period. The percentage of mobile DRAM revenue within the total DRAM sales also rose to 33.7% and is expected to keep rising. (more…)

TrendForce Reports Global DRAM Industry Revenue Fell 4.8% in Q2 as Contract Prices Continue to Drop

11 Aug

DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, reports the global DRAM industry revenue reached US$11.4 billion in the second quarter, down by 4.8% from the previous quarter. Industry revenue fell despite bit supply growth due to an about 10% quarterly decline in the average contract price. All DRAM makers experienced revenue decline during the off-peak season, but their margins did not shrink significantly as they continue to advance their process technology. (more…)

Average DRAM Contract Price Fell 15% in July with Price of DDR3 4GB Products Close to US$20 Threshold: TrendForce

5 Aug

The latest DRAM price report from DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, finds the average contract price of DDR3 4GB memory products fell 15% from US$24 in June to US$20.5 in July, but the lowest price in the contract market is now at US$20. (more…)

Contract Prices for Server DRAM Sees Greater Decline at Start of Q3 Due to Weak Overall Demand: TrendForce

4 Aug

The latest report from DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, indicates that the general demand in the server DRAM market has yet to recover at the start of the third quarter. With demand not picking up, original DRAM suppliers are having difficulty in maintaining their prices. Furthermore, agents are beginning to grow conservative towards the market, and they are selling the original suppliers’ products at a lower price to clients in order to boost sales. As a result, prices across the entire server market have been fluctuating in July. (more…)

China’s DRAM Venture in Wuhan Seeking Cooperation, Poaching Taiwanese Talent

19 Jun

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced in October 2014 to allocate 120 billion RMB (US$19.34 billion) to establish its national semiconductor industry, including the DRAM sector. After China’s Summitview Capital made the offer to acquire U.S. semiconductor company Integrated Silicon Solution Inc. (ISSI), it was recently rumored that the government-backed semiconductor venture was poaching Taiwanese talent. (more…)

Global DRAM makers vie for control of 20-nanometer class chip market

23 Mar

Competition among the top global DRAM players is heating up in the 20-nanometer class memory chip market. Market leader Samsung is concerned, as its rivals SK Hynix and Inotera will likely begin mass production of the 20-nanometer class chips this year. (more…)