Server DRAM supply tight
Published in News


Cutting off the blood supply

Server DRAM revenue from Samsung Electronics, SK Hynix and Micron Technology rose by 30 percent sequentially in the second quarter as the tight supply of DRAM chips continued to lift average selling prices, according to market watcher DRAMeXchange. The firm expects server DRAM supply to remain tight throughout the remainder of 2017.

Malfunction in Taiwan causes DRAM shortage
Published in Memory


Expect more price hikes 


A malfunction in a Taiwanese factory is causing a global DRAM shortage which could lead to further price increases.

DDR5 memory to go back to the drawing board in 2018
Published in Memory


Double the bandwidth and density of DDR4

Last week, the JEDEC Solid State Technology Association announced that it now has a full standard for the widely anticipated DDR5 memory that is expected to arrive in June 2018, based on new Hybrid DIMM technologies such as NVDIMM-P, which is intended to give servers the ability to store RAM data in between reboots.

Micron building a back-end DRAM site in Taiwan
Published in Memory


Making America grate again

US outfit Micron Technology has announced that that it is building a back-end site in Taiwan.

DRAM prices rally as supply gets tighter
Published in News


Nanya warns of instability until third quarter

DRAM prices will rally throughout the second quarter of 2017 and finally sort themselves out in the third quarter.

Memory IC market to increase 10 percent in 2017
Published in News


Two new IC companies to enter market by late 2017


According to a report from IC insights, the market for DRAM and NAND flash ICs is expected to increase 10 percent in 2017 after weak market conditions left the market in a one percent decline by the end of 2016.

SK Hynix moves to 10nm DRAM
Published in Memory


Next year


SK Hynix is going to mass produce 10-nano-range DRAMs next year and says that this will be the world’s second mass-production of 10-nano-range DRAM.

DRAM prices go up
Published in Memory
07 September 2016

DRAM prices go up


Thanks to increased notebook demand


DRAM and NAND flash memory prices are forecast to increase in the fourth quarter of 2016, with contract prices for DRAM set to rise more than 10 percent.

SK Hynix sees profit fall
Published in Processors


Lowest in three years

Memory maker SK Hynix said it is expecting a strong pick up for its products in the second half of the year, after reporting that its second quarter operating profit was its lowest for three years.

IBM comes up with cheaper DRAM
Published in Memory


Gotta be dense


The ever shrinking Biggish Blue is working on a cheaper alternative to DRAM by making it denser.