Nitrogen supply freezes any hope of supply ease
Nitrogen problems at Micron Memory Taiwan may prolong the tight supply of the DRAM market and are expected to push up contract prices of PC DRAM by three percent in the second quarter compared to the first quarter.
Running at 16Gbps
Inside Samsung's bragging announcement that it managed to sweep a total of 36 CES 2018 innovation awards is the announcement of its "fastest and lowest power DRAM", a 16Gb GDDR6 memory running at 16Gbps.
Samsung will increase production
Beancounters at DRAMeXchange say that as Samsung looking to expand production capacity, the global bit growth of DRAM will reach 22.5 percent in 2018 compared with 19.5 percent this year.
Cutting off the blood supply
Server DRAM revenue from Samsung Electronics, SK Hynix and Micron Technology rose by 30 percent sequentially in the second quarter as the tight supply of DRAM chips continued to lift average selling prices, according to market watcher DRAMeXchange. The firm expects server DRAM supply to remain tight throughout the remainder of 2017.
Expect more price hikes
A malfunction in a Taiwanese factory is causing a global DRAM shortage which could lead to further price increases.
Double the bandwidth and density of DDR4
Last week, the JEDEC Solid State Technology Association announced that it now has a full standard for the widely anticipated DDR5 memory that is expected to arrive in June 2018, based on new Hybrid DIMM technologies such as NVDIMM-P, which is intended to give servers the ability to store RAM data in between reboots.
Making America grate again
US outfit Micron Technology has announced that that it is building a back-end site in Taiwan.
Nanya warns of instability until third quarter
DRAM prices will rally throughout the second quarter of 2017 and finally sort themselves out in the third quarter.
Two new IC companies to enter market by late 2017
According to a report from IC insights, the market for DRAM and NAND flash ICs is expected to increase 10 percent in 2017 after weak market conditions left the market in a one percent decline by the end of 2016.