Research Reports

Global DRAM Industry Analysis and Outlook-3Q13

2013/08/23

DRAM , Notebook Computers , Smartphones , Tablets

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DRAM contract price increased by 16% in the second quarter, with DDR3 4GB price hitting US$27.50. Although PC shipments are traditionally weak in the second quarter, PC OEMs’ DRAM inventory levels were insufficient in the second quarter and they expected prices to rise in the third quarter. Furthermore, as first-tier DRAM makers like Samsung and SK Hynix are increasing mobile memory production and decreasing commodity DRAM output, second-quarter prices rose. However, as PC shipment outlook is weak for the second half of the year, DRAM contract price growth slowed at the end of the second quarter, creating uncertainty towards third-quarter figures. Furthermore, as PC OEMs’ inventory levels are climbing, TrendForce expects contract price to stay flat or even decrease in the second half of the year...

2013 Worldwide Smartphone Midyear Report

2013/07/03

Smartphones

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Samsung’s and Apple’s Smartphone Spotlight Fades as Shipment of China Brand Smartphones Increase

2013 Worldwide Smartphone Midyear Report

2013/07/03

Smartphones

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Samsung’s and Apple’s Smartphone Spotlight Fades as Shipment of China Brand Smartphones Increase...

Global NAND Flash Industry Analysis and Outlook-2Q13

2013/05/28

NAND Flash , Notebook Computers , Smartphones , Tablets

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Although NAND flash demand fell by 5-10% in the first quarter due to seasonality, bit growth only increased by 8% QoQ as a result of suppliers slowing capacity expansion plans to decrese output. Thus, the sufficiency ratio fell to 2.8% in the first quarter, keeping NAND flash contract prices at a healthy level...

Global Mobile DRAM Industry Analysis and Outlook-2Q13

2013/05/28

DRAM , Smartphones

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Looking at global mobile DRAM revenue in the second quarter, the Korean suppliers remain in the lead in terms of capacity and process technology, and their combined revenue represents 77.5% of the industry total. As the market oligopoly has been established, the mobile DRAM revenue ranking for the first quarter was similar to that of the previous quarter. The mobile memory market is not expected to see major changes until after the merger between Micron and Elpida is complete in the second half of the year...

Global DRAM Industry Analysis and Outlook-2Q13

2013/05/28

DRAM , Notebook Computers , Smartphones , Tablets

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DRAM spot price was strong in the first quarter; average DDR3 4GB contract price increased nearly 36%, from US$17.25 to US$23.5, while 2GB module price rose an average of almost 44%. From the market perspective, as top tier DRAM makers continue to shift production to mobile and server memory, commodity DRAM is forecast to account for 32% of total DRAM output this year, down from 44% in the fourth quarter of 2012. Beginning in the second quarter of 2013, mobile DRAM will replace commodity DRAM as the product category with the greatest share of the memory market...

Global NAND Flash Industry Analysis and Outlook-1Q13

2013/02/26

NAND Flash , Notebook Computers , Smartphones , Tablets

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After the Chinese New Year holiday, NAND flash market related vendors anticipate seasonality will result in a sluggish market starting from late 1Q13 . Although vendors are temporarily pulling back on capacity expansion plans to slow bit supply growth, NAND flash prices remain on a slight downtrend. As new smartphone, tablet, and ultrabook models hit the market and spur restocking demand in the second half of the year, NAND flash prices may have a chance to recover in the third quarter...

Global DRAM Industry Analysis and Outlook-1Q13

2013/02/26

DRAM , Notebook Computers , Smartphones , Tablets

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With top-tier DRAM makers lowering commodity DRAM output to turn to more profitable mobile and server DRAM products, in addition to strong MID demand in China, commodity DRAM spot prices increased in the fourth quarter. DDR3 1600Mhz 2Gb chip price rose from US$0.82 to US$1.05, an increase of nearly 30%. Prior to the Chinese New Year holiday, strong restocking demand resulted in 2Gb price approaching US$1.30, a surge of almost 60% since prices began rising last year...