Nitrogen supply freezes any hope of supply ease
Nitrogen problems at Micron Memory Taiwan may prolong the tight supply of the DRAM market and are expected to push up contract prices of PC DRAM by three percent in the second quarter compared to the first quarter.
Samsung will increase production
Beancounters at DRAMeXchange say that as Samsung looking to expand production capacity, the global bit growth of DRAM will reach 22.5 percent in 2018 compared with 19.5 percent this year.
NAND flash prices continue to rise
Average selling prices for NAND flash memory chips rose three to 10 percent in the second quarter and are projected to continue rising through the third quarter.
More than 10 percent
Client-grade SSDs of mainstream capacities continue to see rising contract prices in the PC-OEM market during this first quarter.