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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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  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Avril Wu

    Senior Research Director

    Ms. Wu is the research director of DRAMeXchange and is in charge of analyzing the entire DRAM industry chain from wafer suppliers to memory manufacturers and backend testing/packaging companies. Before joining TrendForce, Ms. Wu had worked for ASUSTeK and then became a member of the department of strategic marketing at SK Hynix.

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    Name:Avril Wu

    Position:Senior Research Director

    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

    Ms. Wu is the research director of DRAMeXchange and is in charge of analyzing the entire DRAM industry chain from wafer suppliers to memory manufacturers and backend testing/packaging companies. Before joining TrendForce, Ms. Wu had worked for ASUSTeK and then became a member of the department of strategic marketing at SK Hynix.


  • Ray Hsieh

    Senior Analyst

    Ray Hsieh previously worked in Yuanta Securities Investment Consulting, specializing in technology stocks related to semiconductor and DRAM industry. His current research areas cover the industry landscape and supply chain of DRAM market.

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    Name:Ray Hsieh

    Position:Senior Analyst

    Research Areas:DRAM Supply Chain (PC DRAM, Server DRAM, Mobile DRAM, Consumer DRAM)

    Professional Experience:

    Yuanta Securities Investment Consulting

    Academic Background:

    Bachelor of Finance, National Taiwan University

    Ray Hsieh previously worked in Yuanta Securities Investment Consulting, specializing in technology stocks related to semiconductor and DRAM industry. His current research areas cover the industry landscape and supply chain of DRAM market.


  • 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.


  • Ken Kuo

    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: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.


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