Taipei, January 13, 2009--- DRAM chip price has plunged since 2007 and suffered loss for almost seven consecutive quarters. WW DRAM vendors have lost 10 billion USD in 2007 and 2008, among this Taiwanese vendors stands 4.2 billion USD.
Taipei, January 6, 2000 --- According to DRAMeXchange, in the spot market, DDR2 1Gb eTT chip price has increased from the lowest 0.59 USD to recent 0.92 USD, a range of 56% since Mid December (12/15-1/6). DDR2 667 Mhz 1Gb chip price also rallied from 0.58 USD to 0.78 USD with the range of 34%.
Taipei, December 31, 2008 -- Due to the slow demand of NAND Flash related applications, DRAMeXchange continues to revise 2009 NAND Flash bit growth down from 108.2% in September, 95.3% in October and to 93% in November 2008. Along with the upstream vendor capacity cut in December, the total bit growth is estimated to decline to 81%.
Taipei, December 30, 2008 --- Looking back at 2008, WW DRAM industry has faced severe oversupply and industry structural problems. In 1H08, most 8 inch fabs has switched to non-DRAM productions.
Taipei, December 23, 2008 --- After the DDR2 667Mhz 1Gb chip price plummeted through 1 USD cash cost in October and dropped to vendor’s material cost 0.6 USD, the DRAM vendors could not tolerate the loss any more and cut more and more output.