Micrson, Elpida and Hynix overproduction drops DRAM prices

Posted on Monday, May 21 2007 @ 02:20 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
DigiTimes reports oversupply from Micron, Elpida and Hynix resulted in a price drop for DRAM memory chips:
The sources said the three makers have shifted their 8-inch capacity back to the production of standard DRAM after their separate developments in other product types – Micron for CMOS image sensor (CIS), Elpida for niche DRAM, and Hynix for NAND flash – did not pick up as expected.

The increased output from the three makers is expected to raise worldwide standard DRAM supply 20-30% in the second quarter of 2007, compared to the first quarter, the sources estimate.

The market had previously believed that plunging DRAM prices had only been caused by weak demand, the sources said.

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