DigiTimes reports supply of specialty DRAM chips has fallen short of demand due to reduced output from SK Hynix and a pickup in demand for industrial PCs, servers, and networking applications.
SK Hynix has put priority on resuming production for commodity DRAM chips at its fire-damaged plant in China, resulting in its reduced output for SDRAM parts, said the sources. As demand coming from the IPC, server and networking sectors picks up, the supply of SDRAM memory has become tight bringing the chip prices up, the sources indicated.
The actual output of SK Hynix' fire-hit plant has still not returned to normal levels, the sources noted. Even for PC DRAM, its supply continues to fall short of demand as PC vendors have started replenishing inventory in preparation for the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday season, the sources said.