Taipei, November 25, 2008 --- According to DRAMeXchange, last week (11/18-11/24), DDR2 spot chip price hit historical low with DDR2 1Gb eTT price drop from USD 0.87 to USD 0.81, with a range of 6.9% and a 33.6% drop from the beginning of the Q4. DDR2 667 MHz 1Gb price dropped from USD 0.86 to USD 0.77, with a range of 10.5%, and 36.8% from the beginning of Q4.
Taipei, November 19, 2008 --- According to DRAMeXchange, accompanied with the severe DRAM over supply and the global economic slow down, DDR2 1Gb eTT chip price has plunged from the beginning of the year USD1.76 to the current USD 0.92 in 2008, with a 48% drop range, and the DDR2 667 1Gb chip drop reached 53%.
Taipei, November 12, 2008 --- DRAMeXchange believes that the DRAM industry has entered the key adjusting stage of “reduce or retire”. The big scale reduction is now in progress and even some DRAM vendors will be out of the DRAM market in 2009. This adjusting wave will continue until the demand and supply come to balance.
Samsung took the first position in 3Q and continues to be the market leader. Samsung’s revenue reached US$1.138 billion and enjoyed the market share with 41.1%. Toshiba announced US$799 million revenue with 28.9% market share. Hynix ranked third place with US$397 million revenue and 14.4% market share.
Taipei, October 29, 2008 --- Nanya and Inotera have also announced production cuts in addition to previous announcements from PSC, Elpida, Hynix, and ProMOS.