Taipei, Feb. 24th, 2009 – The 2H February NAND Flash contract price showed uptrend, but the spot price had already started sliding down. DRAMeXchange stated that the current market trend is still unsure and the market is filled with the atmosphere of wait-and-see.
Taipei, February 17th ,2009----NAND Flash makers became more rational and focused on improving profitability. DRAMeXchange expects that the 2009 annual NAND Flash CAPEX will decrease 58.9%, larger than the decrease of 27.7% in 2008.
Taipei, February 19, 2009 -- Since the consumer demand freeze caused by the global economic downturn and the financial crisis in 2H08, the DRAM quarterly average spot and contract prices both dropped over 40% QoQ.
Taipei, February 10, 2009 -- According to DRAMeXchange, with the increasing DRAM CAPEX, WW DRAM capacity peaked in 2008.
Taipei, February 9th, 2009, since the recent capacity cut done by some NAND Flash vendors had caused the chip supply to decrease sharply in spot market, some NAND Flash buyers switch their procurement orders to Samsung. Therefore NAND Flash spot market supply showed signs of tightness and stimulated a strong rally of today’s price.