DigiTimes reports DDR3 chip shortages are expected to ease soon, as Samsung is aggressively ramping up DDR3 production. Samsung semiconductor president Oh-Hyun Kwon said end-market demand is gradually improving, but only due to the massive stimulus projects from governments.
Supply of DDR3 chips has tightened due to a faster-than-expected pickup in demand, said Kwon, adding that Samsung is gearing up to allocate more capacity to DDR3 output in order to meet the demand. Samsung has ramped chip production using 40nm, which is expected to be its major process technology for 2010, Kwon indicated.
Improving production capacity through technological advancements will be a key focus for Samsung, as building new fabs is not necessarily the only option to increase capacity, according to Kwon.