DRAM market hurt by sluggish PC sales

DRAM inventory levels have remained high, reflecting disappointing PC sales thus far in the second half of 2012 despite it being the traditional peak season.

  • ProMOS+to+become+fabless
    ProMOS Technologies has announced plans to sell its 12-inch wafer plant and related facilities through open bidding by the end of 2012, in a move to become a fabless memory-IC comp...
  • Trading of Powerchip Technology shares will be suspended on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) securities market around the middle of December, while shares of fellow DRAM company Inotera...
  • The PC-DRAM industry will carry on its inventory correction through the first quarter of 2013, before staging a rebound in the following quarter, according to DK Tsai, chairman of...
  • Contract prices for DRAM memory are expected to fall less significantly in November, with the possibility of flat growth, according to Taiwan-based chipmaker Nanya Technology.
  • Debuts of new PC OS from Microsoft always have generated double-digit percentage increases in quarterly DRAM shipments - until 2012, when the rollout of Windows 8 is not expected...
  • Nanya, Inotera see losses widen in 3Q12

    Wednesday 24 October 2012
    Nanya Technology saw its net losses widen to NT$10.09 billion (US$344.04 million) or NT$0.64 per share in the third quarter of 2012, while fellow company Inotera Memories posted a...
  • Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix have both stepped up efforts to migrate to 20nm process technology, which is expected to become their mainstream production node for DRAM memory in...
  • IDC's preliminary results show that the Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) PC market grew 4% sequentially but declined 5% on year in the third quarter of 2012 to reach 31.4 million units,...
  • PC DRAM output slows

    Friday 5 October 2012
    With the output of PC DRAM memory from Taiwan-based chipmakers reducing further, their backend partners including Formosa Advanced Technologies (FATC), Walton Advanced Engineering...
  • In yet another sign that the technology industry has entered the post-PC era, personal computers during the second quarter of 2012 accounted for less than half of the market for DRAM...
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