Huge tariffs levied on Taiwanese DRAM firms

Facts and figures follow...

As revealed here yesterday, the US Commerce Department ruling found dumping margins from 4.9 per cent to 30.89 per cent on DRAM chips. Mosel-Vitelic was initially assigned the highest margin at 30.89 per cent. Those assigned on Vanguard International Semiconductor and Nanya Technology were lower than what Micron alleged at 10.36 per cent and 9.03 per cent respectively. The department also put margins of 4.96 per cent on Etron Technology and 16.65 per cent on all other Taiwan suppliers involved in the investigation. The anti-dumping complaint was originally brought by Micron Technology, which said the ruling was a major step toward protecting US industry from bargain basement semiconductors from Taiwan. It claimed Taiwanese companies had not played fair in the past three years. ®

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