Taipei, Wednesday, August 20, 2014 14:54 (GMT+8)
mostly cloudy
Taipei
27°C
Digitimes Research: Mobile devices to drive 2013 DRAM market
Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES, Taipei [Friday 29 March 2013]

Mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, will spur an almost 30% increase in overall DRAM bit demand in 2013, according to Digitimes Research.

Desktop PCs and notebooks remain the dominant consumer of DRAM, but growth in bit demand for the segment will slow to 2.9% in 2013 as compared to a larger 7.3% increase in 2012, said Nobunaga Chai, analyst for semiconductors at Digitimes Research. In contrast, DRAM demand for non-PC applications particularly smartphones and tablets will enjoy significant growth.

Mobile DRAM demand is forecast to register a 72.9% jump in 2013, buoyed by the expanding markets for smartphones and tablets, Chai indicated. Chai also observed the increasing usage of mobile DRAM in these hot products.

Mobile DRAM demand for smartphones will climb to 774 million gigabits (Gb) in 2013, up 83% from the 2012 level, Chai pointed out. Meanwhile, demand coming from the tablet sector is set to rise 73.1% during the same period, Chai said.

Average DRAM content in smartphones will expand to 0.9-gigabyte (GB) in 2013 from 0.7GB in 2012, while that in tablets is set to reach 1.3GB in 2013 compared to 1.1GB in 2012, Chai predicted.

Chai projected that the overall DRAM market, which consists of mobile DRAM and server-use DRAM products, will consume 3.733 billion Gb in 2013, a 29.7% increase. The niche DRAM segment - the category that mobile DRAM belongs to - will account for 40% of the total in 2013 compared to 33% in 2012, according to Chai.

*Consisting of mobile DRAM, specialty DRAM and graphics RAM
**Consisting of DRAM parts for desktops, notebooks and netbooks
Source: Digitimes Research, March 2013

Topics: Page 2

Realtime news
  • Investment in microgrids in Asia Pacific will total nearly US$31 billion from 2014-2023, says Navigant

    Green energy | 2min ago

  • China-based Ngames expected to ship 600,000 desktops in China in 2014

    IT + CE | 3min ago

  • Global projector shipments grow 17% on year in 2Q14, says Futuresource Consulting

    IT + CE | 12min ago

  • Foxconn to step into medical equipment, says chairman

    Before Going to Press | Aug 19, 21:35

  • Advantech releases new touch screens aimed at gaming segment

    Before Going to Press | Aug 19, 21:33

  • Taiwan PCB industry to hold 37% global share in 2020

    Before Going to Press | Aug 19, 21:00

  • China to temporarily disallow polysilicon imports through export processing zones

    Before Going to Press | Aug 19, 20:54

Pause
 | 
View more

Analysis of China's revised domestic semiconductor industry goals

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 16, 18:09

Facing a funding shortage for local IC manufacturers, the China State Council in June 2014 published guidelines to strengthen government support for China's semiconductor industry, while stating the short-, mid-, and long-term goals for the related industry supply...

The transition to 4k TV - UHD TV market forecast, 2014-2017

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 26, 13:59

Ultra HD TV vendors are facing challenges due to an overall slowdown in the TV industry and are concerned whether relative supply chains can provide compatible Ultra HD content and services. However, trends show that content makers as well as panel and chip makers...

China smartphone market and industry – 2Q 2014

CHINA SMARTPHONE | Aug 12, 17:41

A delay in the launch schedule for low-cost 4G smartphones resulted in a mere 4.8% increase in second quarter shipments in the China market. However, with telecom operators planning on increasing their subsidies in the second half of the year, demand will be...

Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 2Q 2014

TAIWAN FPD | Aug 6, 21:18

Taiwan makers' small- to medium-size panel shipments reached 351.4 million units in the second quarter of 2014, up 16.8% sequentially but down 2.8% on year.

Global tablet market – 2Q 2014

GLOBAL TABLET | Aug 1, 18:12

According to Digitimes Research, global shipment of tablets reached 55 million units in the second quarter of 2014, down 4.5% from the previous quarter and up 17.9% year over year.

MSI Global N750Ti TF 2GD5/OC
Media news email alerts
Greater China touch panel shipment forecast through 2015
  • 2014 global high brightness LED market, trends and shipment forecast

    For the global LED lighting market, the market size will reach US$25.82 billion in 2014 or a market penetration rate of 23.4%. This is attributable to exponential shipment growth for light bulbs, tubes, and directional lamps.

  • Greater China touch panel shipment forecast through 2015

    This Special Report provides forecasts through 2015 for Greater China touch panel shipments with breakdowns based on technology (glass, film, resistive), application (smartphone, NB and tablet) and by firm.

  • 2014 global tablet demand forecast

    This report analyzes the main players, their strategies and shipments forecasts for 2014, as well as other factors contributing to either growth or decline in various segments within the tablet market, with a particular focus on Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft, along with whitebox vendors.