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DRAM chip spot prices are resting at around $12 due to Taiwanese foundries' swift recovery from the September quake. Contract prices are slightly higher at $13 for 8x8 PC100 DRAM memory, Eurotrade reported. These figures are a far cry from prices following the earthquake on September 21. At the time, it was feared DRAM and other PC component production would be hampered by resulting damage to the island’s infrastructure. The knock-on effect was that memory prices shot up overnight to $20 -- doubling the pre-quake prices. Korean chipmakers now look set to benefit from current price levels because their production costs are around $5 per chip, Eurotrade said. Samsung Electronics is expected to record the highest sales growth this year in the chip vendor market, with an estimated rise of 35 per cent in its chip turnover to $5.8 billion. This compares to $4.3 billion last year, and will catapult Samsung into the world’s sixth biggest chip vendor from last year’s number eight. The company recorded surging shipments of DRAM, SRAM and flash memory products, according to figures from research company IC-insight. The report also forecast sales of $6.7 billion and $8.9 billion for Toshiba and NEC respectively. Intel is expected to show sales up 15 per cent to $26.1 billion.® See also October DRAM price round-up Eurotrade

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