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Micron's Elpida buy is GO for $2.5bn - and then there were three

Confirming previous reports, Micron is spending $2.5 billion to buy bankrupt and debt-ridden Japanese DRAM manufacturer Elpida and so double its DRAM market share to 24 per cent, second only to Samsung. This was reported by the Nikkei media outlet DRAMeXchange in Japan late last week. The report says that although some 70 per …
Chris Mellor, 02 Jul 2012
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Lenovo tops China's smartphone market in just six months

Despite launching its first smartphone in the second quarter of 2012, Lenovo is already the top Chinese smartphone company, according to analyst outfit TrendForce. Lenovo has captured 14.7 per cent of China's smartphone market, leapfrogging past rivals ZTE and Huawei, both of which have been in the market far longer. Samsung …
Simon Sharwood, 30 Oct 2012
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Flash prices surge as electronics firms bank on post quake drought

Memory prices surged in Far East trading today amid unease over how Japan's fab industry will be affected by Friday's earthquake and tsunami and resulting power problems. Chip markets had effectively closed on Friday when the quake struck, with prices generally static or down. However, according to DRAMeXchange, spot prices for …
Joe Fay, 14 Mar 2011
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Flash prices FALL

Flash chip prices are falling thanks to over-supply and slow markets in Europe and the USA. NAND contract prices eased in the second half of November, as reported in Digitimes. How come? The recent Thai floods paralysed the hard drive supply chain - and this was supposed to stimulate demand for NAND flash, as manufacturers look …
Chris Mellor, 05 Dec 2011
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IMFT exposes its incredible shrinking NAND

NAND shrinks sounds like a way of describing flash psychoanalysts who sort out NAND neuroses as flash dies go a bit haywire. It actually refers to the shrinking process geometry size of cells in NAND manufacturing. Intel Micron Flash Technologies (IMFT) has just announced a 128Gbit capacity 20nm flash cell using 2-bit multi- …
Chris Mellor, 07 Dec 2011
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Meltdown mauls memory market

Memory makers have taken it on the chin during the ongoing Meltdown, but prices of DDR2 memory are now rising while some reports indicate that DDR3 prices are set to fall. According to memory-market watcher DRAMeXchange, DDR2 prices - which have endured a long but steady slide for well over a year - are beginning to rise as …
Rik Myslewski, 21 Jan 2009
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DDR2 chip prices rebound

The DRAM industry has seen DDR2 spot prices spike by 15-20 per cent in the past month, with eTT chips outpacing branded equivalents. DRAMeXchange, the memory biz market watcher, said the rise in sales of non-branded chips (in both 512Mb and 1Gb densities) suggest either an excess of eTT chips flooding the market, or that eTT …
Kelly Fiveash, 23 Jan 2008

Netbook SSD usage to fall under 10% in 2009

Has the solid-state drive had its day - at least as a key component of Small, Cheap Computers? That's what one Asian market watcher reckons. This week, DRAMeXchange forecast that the percentage of notebooks shipping with SSDs has plunged through 2008 and will fall to new lows in 2009. According to the company's research, in Q1 …
Tony Smith, 11 Dec 2008
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HP CULV notebooks inbound?

In its rush to get CULV-based notebooks onto the market, it’s been rumoured that HP has resorted to using chassis designs from existing notebooks. It’s expected that roughly 10m laptops based on Intel’s CULV platform will be shipped this year, according to Asian memory market watcher DRAMeXchange. So by making use of existing …
James Sherwood, 27 May 2009
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Laptop industry hit by components shortage

Laptop computer makers are bracing themselves for a components shortage due to significant dents in the supply chain brought on by massive recalls and heavy demand. Semiconductor price tracker and electronics market researcher DRAMeXchange said the notebook industry was squeezed last quarter by a lack of key components …
Kelly Fiveash, 02 Aug 2007
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Hynix leaves DRAM market spotless

Hynix, the Korean computer memory maker, is fleeing the DRAM spot market - because prices are too low. That's not the spin the company is putting on the decision, telling Reuters that it wants to "enhance our flexibility and strengthen our position in the contract market". This should make sense: according to market watcher …
Drew Cullen, 27 Sep 2007
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Apple gobbles world's flash memory

The world is running out of flash memory, and it's all Apple's fault. Citing those always-voluble "industry sources," the market-watchers at DigiTimes reported on Monday that Taiwanese memory-module manufacturers face a serious shortage of NAND flash chips. The reason is simple: Apple is buying them up. According to DigiTimes, …
Rik Myslewski, 14 Sep 2009
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Taiwan bails out memory makers

The Taiwanese government says it will bail out six indigenous DRAM memory makers and mere them into a new entity called Taiwan Memory Company, confirming months of speculation. Government officials are pursuing partnerships with either an American or Japanese chip maker, or perhaps both. The announcement of the formation of the …
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DDR 2 prices on the rise

DDR 2 SDRAM prices are set to rise during the second half of the month, driven up by high demand and tight supply, market watcher DRAMeXchange said today. Blame Samsung, at least in part, the organisation said, citing the chip giant's "inadequate" bit supply, which pushed 512Mb DDR 2 chip spot prices up five per cent to $4.64 …
Tony Smith, 17 Jan 2006
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DDR 2 output jumps in April

DDR 2 SDRAM accounted for 23.5 per cent of the world's DRAM production last month, market watcher DRAMeXchange reports. This is 2.6 per cent more than the previous month, and 6.6 per cent up on the start of the year. Regular DDR output fell 2.4 per cent between March and April, but it's still the manufacturers' favourite, by a …
Tony Smith, 12 May 2005
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DDR 2 memory prices leap 18%

DDR 2 SDRAM chip contract prices have jumped 18 per cent this month compared to the average price during the last two weeks of January, market watcher DRAMeXchange has said. And with both Samsung, Hynix and other memory makers already implementing price-rises this month, the increase is going to continue. Contract prices for …
Tony Smith, 07 Feb 2006
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Western demand for netbooks in decline?

If you can't find the netbook you want to buy, blame Chinese mobile phone networks. However, the signs are you're not going to buy a netbook anyway. According to Asian memory market watcher DRAMeXchange, such is the demand for netbooks among China's carriers - they want them to bundle with 3G data packages - rather a lot of …
Tony Smith, 27 Apr 2009

Flash price plunge heralds cheaper MP3 players?

iPods and other MP3 players look set to become much cheaper thanks to a dramatic decline in the price of NAND Flash chips. According to memory industry watcher DRAMeXchange, NAND Flash prices on the spot market have fallen by more than 50 per cent since the start of 2006. It said 2GBb and 4Gb NAND Flash chip prices fell by 63 …
Tony Smith, 29 Mar 2006
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DDR 400 prices up 14 per cent

Top-end DDR SDRAM prices are on the rise, Taiwanese online DRAM trader DRAMeXchange has reported. Contract prices for 400MHz DDR rose almost 14 per cent last week over the first two weeks of July, the trader's figures reveal. According to DRAMeXchange, contract prices for 256Mb DDR 400 chips are now at between $4.90 and $5.40 …
Tony Smith, 22 Jul 2003
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DRAM contract prices still rising

DRAM contract prices continued to rise again during the first half of August, according to the latest figures from online memory marketplace DRAMeXchange. Prices didn't rise as much as they did in July, but the trend is still upward. The previous month was characterised by double-digit increases - this time round the growth was …
Tony Smith, 21 Aug 2003
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Improving Intel chipset supplies to push up DDR 2 prices

Taiwanese DRAM makers have pointed to rising supplies of Intel's 945-class chipsets as another factor driving up DDR 2 SDRAM prices. According to sources among Taiwan's memory-maker community, cited by DigiTimes, 945-based motherboards now account for more than 15 per cent of second- and lower-tier PCs - well up on Q4's …
Tony Smith, 18 Jan 2006
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Hynix ready to mass produce DDR 500

Hynix yesterday pledged to put 256Mb 500MHz DDR SDRAM chips into volume production next month - the first of their kind, it claims. The company hopes to ride the wave of users and vendors moving up to high-end DDR, primarily 333MHz and 400MHz versions. Memory module sellers are already offering DDR 500 parts, but these tend to …
Tony Smith, 30 Jul 2003
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DRAM forecast to sink below $1 in Q4

DRAM is forecast to plummet through the $1 barrier before the end of the year. The DRAMeXchange forum has revised its estimate that $1 time would occur in Q1 2002, and now reckons Q4 2001. It has stated that some prices are already touching as low as $1.15. The positive outlook offered on the scenario was that the sooner the …
James Watson, 03 Oct 2001
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Hynix board forced to meet

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence Hynix Semiconductor Inc's board is due to meet today to debate the possible breakup of the cash strapped Korean company. According to Reuters reports, the board was forced into setting the meeting to debate creditors' proposals for breaking up the company by the Financial Supervisory …
ComputerWire, 09 May 2002
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Samsung mass produces 667MHz DDR 2 chips

Samsung has begun shipping 667MHz DDR 2 SDRAM chips, and claimed it was the first memory maker to mass-produce this type of memory. The South Korean giant is offering 256Mb and 512Mb devices now, with a 1Gb part due later this year. The chips are fabbed at 90nm, it said. According to market watcher iSuppli, DDR 2 sales …
Tony Smith, 13 Jul 2005
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DDR 2 demand 'disappointing' - analyst

When will DDR 2 SDRAM outship memory based on the original DDR specification? According to market watcher iSuppli, not as soon as it had previously forecast. The company yesterday pushed back the so-called DDR/DDR 2 cross-over point from Q4 2005 to Q1 2006, citing "the weak market reception for DDR 2". iSuppli's comment …
Tony Smith, 23 Sep 2005
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DRAM bounces back (maybe)

DRAM spot prices have surged unexpectedly in the last five days. The upswing accelerated today, showing a 128MB 133MHz SDRAM chip closing in on a $1.75 average spot price. Accoridng to DRAMeXchange, major DRAM producers began controlling shipments last week, pushing prices up. It says that prices should start to stabilise as …
James Watson, 13 Nov 2001
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Q2 DRAM prices to rise

SDRAM prices on both the contract and spot markets will rise this month by up to 20 per cent, market watcher DRAMeXchange reported today. DRAMX is forecasting price rises across the board, both for regular SDRAM and for DDR memory. On the contract market, where prices are typically applied across a half-month period, 266, 333 …
Tony Smith, 07 Apr 2004
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Infineon slams Samsung DRAM ‘artificial pricing’

The recent surge in DRAM prices is the result of manipulation by Korean producer Samsung, rather than a ramp-up in demand, Ulrich Shumacher, chief executive of Infineon, claims. According to Schumacher, DRAM pricing should have dropped due to chip supply still exceeding demand when Hynix's creditors rescued it last month. …
James Watson, 26 Nov 2001
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Samsung damns DRAM price-fixing charge

Samsung did not attempt to drive DRAM prices down even further in a bid to push lesser players out of business, and it rejects any claims that it did, the company has said. The denial followed comments, reported in the Financial Times yesterday, from Infineon chief Ulrich Schumacher that the recent lift in DRAM prices had come …
Tony Smith, 27 Nov 2001
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Vultures circle DRAM producers

Another week passes and the nail biting continues as the world (well, the DRAM world anyway) waits to see who going to be the first to fall. Adding to the pressure, EBN reported Friday that Samsung was the latest company to take the industry to task, with what is usually a Steve Appleton (Micron's chairman) type assault. As the …
James Watson, 22 Oct 2001