Taipei,Oct.5th,2009-----Contract price for commodity DRAM sharply dropped from 2007 due to the over-supply. The non-disciplined capacity expansion caused the commodity DRAM DDR2 price declined about 83% YoY. DDR2 contract price dropped another 30% YoY in 2008. DRAM vendors faced the challenging environment with low cash position on hand in 4Q08 and difficulty to raise the capital.
Taipei,Sep. 24th,2009---2HSep. mainstream MLC NAND Flash average contract price slightly rose 1%~3% due to the suppliers’ re-allocation policy by putting electronics system customers as the higher supply priority in September and October. Says DRAMeXchange.
Taipei,Sep.17th,2009----Since cellular makers launched series of new smartphones with embedded 8GB to 32GB NAND Flash and MP3/PMP makers recently launched new revised device equipped with embedded 16GB-64GB NAND memory for the sake of hot season demand in 2009, Tight NAND Flash supply will continue to November.Says DRAMeXchange.
Taipei,Sep 9th-----1H’Sep. NAND Flash mainstream contract price adjusted up 3%~12% due to the inventory replenishment for hot seasons. Most NAND Flash vendor retrieved orders from system customers for year end sales.Says DRAMeXchange.
Taipei,Aug. 28th 2009-----2HAugust NAND Flash contract price remains flat for high density products while mild rise for low density products since output portion based on 4Xnm & 3Xnm advanced process technologies increases and reducing output portion for low density products based on mature process technologies.Says DRAMeXchange.