Asian memory fabs return to full production

Semi market shows signs of revival

Further evidence that the DRAM market is on the mend has emerged. According to the Friday edition of The Korean Herald, South Korean and Japanese fabs are practically back to full production. This time last year, the major memory manufacturers in Asia reduced production because of poor sales. There was also pressure on the companies from customers to reduce production so that prices would not continue to slump. The newspaper says that Samsung, Hyundai and LG Semicon will maintain full production throughout the summer of 1999. ®

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