May 7th,2010----- Branded NAND Flash makers’ ASP mildly declined about 5% QoQ while the total bit shipment increased about 15% QoQ in 1Q10. Branded NAND Flash makers' total sales reported US$4.363bn in 1Q10, up 11.6% QoQ from US$3.91 bn in 4Q09. According to DRAMeXchange.
Apr. 30th,2010------According to DRAMeXchange, 1Q10 DDR3 average contract price and spot price has rise 16% and 14% respectively after the huge jump-up 40% and 30% in 4Q09. 1Q10 DDR2 average contract price and spot price also rise 5% and flat given the strong 61% and 68% pricing up in 4Q09.
Apr. 28th,2010- iPad and iPhone 4G, the new product of Apple, has attracted many spotlight this year. According to DRAMeXchange, 2010 iPhone shipment is expected to reach 40M units while NAND Flash consumption will account 9% of total. We believe the NAND Flash demand will be boosted by Apple products, which will likely result in the mild shortage in 2H’10.
Apr 9th,2010-----According to DRAMeXchange, given the aggressive demand from PC-OEMs, 1H’Apr. contract price still remains strong upward momentum that DDR3 is up 7% to US$46 while DDR2 is up 5% to US$42. From the market status, DRAM demand in 1Q10 and expected 2Q10 will be sustain the high level same as the peak in 4Q09.
Mar.31st , 2010---DRAMeXchange has published the new research report toward Notebook industry. According to DRAMeXchange, NB shipment will have higher chance to grow over 200M units to 203M units with 27.3% YoY. Netbook is expected to grow 27.8% to 36.3M units while regular notebook will be adjusted up 27.2% to 167M units.