D-RAM in sales increase in expectation. . . Korea semiconductor to resurrect?
From the third quarter price rises in forecast
Samsung, SK Hynix will face sales recovery
price down of the D-RAM memory chips finally stopped. From the third quarters, the price of D-RAM will rise, therefore recovery in sales reaches to major corporations such as Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix.
20 days ago, the cost of DDR3 512×8 chips, industry-leading product reversed the rise in the down according to E-commerce sites and semiconductor industry.
Accordingly, the average selling D-RAM that has been down for 19months since the end of 2014 finally will start rising in expectation by D-RAM exchange, one of famous E-commerce sites.
The average of selling price of the DDR4 is $1.31, DDR3 is $1.25 at the lowest. That’s why Samsung and SK Hynix in sales have been extremely down during the same period.
Samsung Electronics sales in D-RAM in the first quarter of 2016 is $39 billion, decreased by 16.6% compared to previous quarter, also SK Hynix sales is $23 billion, decreased by 19.2%. Nevertheless, Samsung and SK Hynix’s market share is 74.4%, largely overwhelmed from USA(18.8%), Taiwan(6.8%)
Semiconductor industry insiders said “sales recovery in major companies will be visible when finished products and higher quality and memory products release in the third quarter”.
Source of munhwa news(www.munhwa.com)