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DRAMeXchange

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Established in 2000, DRAMeXchange is best known for providing accurate real-time reports on prices of memory and storage products (e.g. DRAM, NAND Flash, SSD). We also follow the trends in consumer electronics market and tracks end-applications like servers and smartphones. Our most knowledgeable analysts deliver data and insights regarding process node migration, capital expenditure, manufacturing, production capacity, etc., helping our clients outpace competition and secure long-term success.





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  • Ben Yeh

    Analyst

    Prior to joining TrendForce, Ben worked in Quanta Computer’s procurement center. He specializes in analyzing eMMC and NAND Flash markets.

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    Name:Ben Yeh

    Position:Analyst

    Research Areas:NAND Flash and eMMC

    Professional Experience:

    Quanta Computer

    Academic Background:

    B.A., Department of International Business, College of Commerce, National Chengchi University

    Prior to joining TrendForce, Ben worked in Quanta Computer’s procurement center. He specializes in analyzing eMMC and NAND Flash markets.


  • Avril Wu

    Research Vice President

    TrendForce Research Vice President Avril Wu has well over a decade of professional experience specializing in various aspects of memory product research. Prior to her 10-year tenure with TrendForce, Avril had worked with an established memory company for more than two years, also covering the same sector. Despite focusing on the DRAM market initially, Avril extended her expertise in 2019 to include NAND Flash as well, meaning she is currently more than qualified to cover the entire memory sector.

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    Name:Avril Wu

    Position:Research Vice President

    Research Areas:DRAM Supply Chain & Related End Markets (PC DRAM, Server DRAM, Mobile DRAM and Smartphones)

    Professional Experience:

    ASUSTeK
    SK Hynix

    Academic Background:

    Master of International Management, School of Business Administration, Portland State University
    MBA, National Taiwan University

    TrendForce Research Vice President Avril Wu has well over a decade of professional experience specializing in various aspects of memory product research. Prior to her 10-year tenure with TrendForce, Avril had worked with an established memory company for more than two years, also covering the same sector. Despite focusing on the DRAM market initially, Avril extended her expertise in 2019 to include NAND Flash as well, meaning she is currently more than qualified to cover the entire memory sector.


  • Guan-Wei Tseng

    Analyst

    Guan-Wei’s research covers a wide variety of semiconductor design-related markets, including fingerprint sensors, TDDI, TWS, MEMS sensors, and HMI. He worked as an engineer for TSMC prior to joining TrendForce.

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    Name:Guan-Wei Tseng

    Position:Analyst

    Research Areas:Semiconductor design, fingerprint sensors, TDDI, TWS, MEMS sensors, HMI

    Professional Experience:

    TSMC engineer

    Academic Background:

    M.A., Graduate Institute of Manufacturing Technology, NTUT

    Guan-Wei’s research covers a wide variety of semiconductor design-related markets, including fingerprint sensors, TDDI, TWS, MEMS sensors, and HMI. He worked as an engineer for TSMC prior to joining TrendForce.


  • Mia Huang

    Research Manager

    Huang previously worked in procurement for prestigious tech companies. She currently analyzes DRAM supply chain and end markets at TrendForce.

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    Name:Mia Huang

    Position:Research Manager

    Research Areas:Mobile DRAM, Smartphone

    Professional Experience:

    Buffalo

    Academic Background:

    Bachelor’s Degree, Ming Chuan University

    Huang previously worked in procurement for prestigious tech companies. She currently analyzes DRAM supply chain and end markets at TrendForce.


  • John Wang

    Analyst

    Focuses on the developments and trends of compound semiconductors and the semiconductor packaging and testing industry; previously worked in research and development of related technologies at Innolux and ITRI.

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    Name:John Wang

    Position:Analyst

    Research Areas:Compound Semiconductors and the Semiconductor Packaging and Testing Industry

    Professional Experience:

    Innolux Corporation, Technology and Development Engineer
    Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Associate Researcher

    Academic Background:

    B.S., Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Chiao Tung University
    M.S., Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Chiao Tung University

    Focuses on the developments and trends of compound semiconductors and the semiconductor packaging and testing industry; previously worked in research and development of related technologies at Innolux and ITRI.


  • Simon Kuo

    Senior Analyst

    Simon Kuo primarily specializes in tracking semiconductor industry trends and analyzing the foundry market. His research expertise encompasses such areas as WFE , IDM, fabless, foundry, OSAT, and ODM. Prior to joining TrendForce, Simon possessed 16 years of professional experience in the semiconductor industry overseeing DRAM process development, supply chain management, product planning, and technical marketing, among other duties.

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    Name:Simon Kuo

    Position:Senior Analyst

    Research Areas:Foundry

    Professional Experience:

    XMC, YMTC, Innodisk, Nanya & Inotera

    Academic Background:

    M.S., Environmental Science and Engineering, National Taiwan University

    Simon Kuo primarily specializes in tracking semiconductor industry trends and analyzing the foundry market. His research expertise encompasses such areas as WFE , IDM, fabless, foundry, OSAT, and ODM. Prior to joining TrendForce, Simon possessed 16 years of professional experience in the semiconductor industry overseeing DRAM process development, supply chain management, product planning, and technical marketing, among other duties.


  • Ken Kuo

    Senior Research Vice President

    Ken Kuo, AVP of DRAMeXchange, is in charge of DRAM market analysis with emphasis on the supply side of the industry.  He holds B.S. degrees in Software Engineering and Communication.  He has over 10 years of experience in the IC industry and 8 years in the DRAM industry. Before joining DRAMeXchange, Ken worked at Murata Manufacturing Co., Hirose Electronic, and Buffalo Technology.

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    Name:Ken Kuo

    Position:Senior Research Vice President

    Research Areas:DRAM, Server DIMM, Consumer DRAM

    Professional Experience:

    ASUS
    Murata
    Buffalo JP

    Academic Background:

    Chinese Culture University’s Information and Communications Technology program

    Ken Kuo, AVP of DRAMeXchange, is in charge of DRAM market analysis with emphasis on the supply side of the industry.  He holds B.S. degrees in Software Engineering and Communication.  He has over 10 years of experience in the IC industry and 8 years in the DRAM industry. Before joining DRAMeXchange, Ken worked at Murata Manufacturing Co., Hirose Electronic, and Buffalo Technology.


  • Mark Liu

    Senior Analyst

    Prior to joining TrendForce, Liu worked for four years as a semiconductor industry analyst at related industry. Liu’s research encompasses the entire DRAM and NAND Flash supply chains.

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    Name:Mark Liu

    Position:Senior Analyst

    Research Areas:Datacenter, Server DRAM, Server CPU & Related Server Supply Chain

    Professional Experience:

    Analyst, related industry

    Academic Background:

    MSc., Marketing Management, De Montfort University

    Prior to joining TrendForce, Liu worked for four years as a semiconductor industry analyst at related industry. Liu’s research encompasses the entire DRAM and NAND Flash supply chains.


  • Bryan Ao

    Analyst

    Ao focuses on demand trends of NAND Flash storage solutions used by server OEMs, data center operators, and AI or edge computing service provider. He previously worked in an electronic component distributor specializing in mobile device memory solutions and SSD controller ICs.

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    Name:Bryan Ao

    Position:Analyst

    Research Areas:Enterprise SSDs, NAND Flash Market

    Professional Experience:

    Broker for electronic components

    Academic Background:

    MBA, Fox School of Business at Temple University

    Ao focuses on demand trends of NAND Flash storage solutions used by server OEMs, data center operators, and AI or edge computing service provider. He previously worked in an electronic component distributor specializing in mobile device memory solutions and SSD controller ICs.


  • Joanne Chiao

    Analyst

    Joanne’s research focuses on foundry market analysis, including production capacity, technological development, and customer demand.

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    Name:Joanne Chiao

    Position:Analyst

    Research Areas:Foundry

    Professional Experience:

    TrendForce, 2017 - present

    Academic Background:

    Bachelor’s Degree, Department of Statistics and Information Science, Fu Jen Catholic University

    Joanne’s research focuses on foundry market analysis, including production capacity, technological development, and customer demand.


  • CY Yao

    Senior Analyst

    Yao has seven years of experience as a technology news journalist providing in-depth reporting on topics such as EDA, processors, MCU and analog components. As a member of TRI’s semiconductor team, Yao investigates competition strategies in the semiconductor sector, tracks developments in chip design/applications and assembles valuable databases.

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    Name:CY Yao

    Position:Senior Analyst

    Research Areas:Co-opetition Strategy of IDM and Fabless, Chip Design, Various End-Applications

    Professional Experience:

    TrendForce Senior Analyst in the department of semiconductor research
    CTIMES, Senior journalist

    Academic Background:

    B.B.A, Hsuan Chuang University

    Yao has seven years of experience as a technology news journalist providing in-depth reporting on topics such as EDA, processors, MCU and analog components. As a member of TRI’s semiconductor team, Yao investigates competition strategies in the semiconductor sector, tracks developments in chip design/applications and assembles valuable databases.


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