Industry News
CST News
Member Area
Tester Brochure
Demo Library
Tester FAQs

biology medicine news product technology definition

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Memory Industry News
Email ArticlePrinter Format PreviousNext

DRAM Market reached $12.4 billion in Q4

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The global market for dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chips rose 18.2 percent on quarter during the fourth quarter of last year, thanks to rising prices of memory chips for personal computers, according to industry data Wednesday.

Global DRAM revenues climbed to US$12.4 billion in the fourth quarter of last year, from $10.5 billion a quarter earlier, market researcher DRAMeXchange said in a statement.

The market researcher attributed the solid growth in the DRAM market to "peak season demand and surging prices for DRAM products across different applications."

Avril Wu, research director of DRAMeXchange, said, "Rising demand for mobile DRAM kept squeezing the industry's production capacity for PC DRAM."

"Contract prices of PC DRAM modules increased by more than 30 percent sequentially on average in the fourth quarter due to an insufficient market supply," Wu said.

Samsung Electronics Co., SK hynix Inc. and Micron Technology Inc. accounted for 93.6 percent of the global DRAM market for the fourth quarter.

In terms of revenues, Samsung's share of the DRAM market fell to 47.5 percent during the fourth quarter, from 50.2 percent a quarter earlier.

SK hynix saw its share rise to 27.3 percent for the fourth quarter from 26.7 percent a quarter earlier.

DRAMeXchange expected the prices of DRAM chips to remain strong in the coming months.

"Looking ahead, memory content for various devices will continue to increase. Also, the current capacity expansion efforts undertaken by suppliers will not start to affect the market until the second half of 2017," it said.

"In the meantime, the general undersupply problem will worsen, and contract prices of PC DRAM modules in this first quarter may see an even larger sequential increase of nearly 40 percent on average. Rising prices are expected for the second quarter as well."

By: DocMemory
Copyright 2017 CST, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Email ArticlePrinter Format PreviousNext
Latest Industry News
Exynos has an IoT optimized version6/27/2017
Foxconn to cease its manufacturing activities in Brazil6/27/2017
China willing to pay premium to get on wafer supplies6/27/2017
SoftBank Group to invest in quantum computing6/27/2017
Samsung to launch pricy Galaxy Note 8 in September6/26/2017
ROHM to develope AI chip for IoT connected factories6/26/2017
Foxconn to spend billions building display factory in America6/26/2017
Sales of Toshiba gets complicate as they seek settement with WD6/26/2017
4DS Memory Limited wnats to challenge DRAM with its ReRAM6/23/2017
Powerchip resumes NOR production6/23/2017

CST Inc. Memory Tester DDR Tester
Copyright © 1994 - 2017 CST, Inc. All Rights Reserved