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Micron may hike DRAM chip prices due to insufficient supply

Meanwhile Samsung is having low yield production issue and SK Hynix is having problems of its own with its newly installed machinery.

Published Wed, Apr 30 2014 8:38 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Micron Technology may hike its prices of DRAM chips by May as their inventory levels are running low and the supply of DRAM from other manufacturers Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix is also insufficient.

Micron may hike DRAM chip prices due to insufficient supply | TweakTown.com

Few memory device makers have also reported that Micron has already raised its quotes to reflect the short supplies of DRAM chips. What also makes it worse that other DRAM manufacturing leaders are having issues of their own.

Samsung is affected by low production output of DRAM chips because of its migration towards 25nm process. Because of this, the South Korean based company is having tough times to meet with PC OEM contract orders. Samsung said that it is expecting a more balanced DRAM supply and demand by 2014, along with strong consumer and enterprise SSD demand to accelerate the process.

As far as SK Hynix is concerned, it was reported that its Factor in China which was damaged by fire a year ago has issues with its newly installed production machinery. It was reported that the plans to restart the process was jeopardized, thus affecting the overall supply in the market.

NEWS SOURCE:seekingalpha.com

After being a long time PC enthusiast and a former contributor for many Indian based PC and Tech forums, Roshan now joins TweakTown covering tech news and also any developments from India. Like many enthusiasts, with years of being involved in many Indian tech forums and running his own tech site, he's commonly referred by his forum nickname 'The Sorcerer' by many old and new fellow PC enthusiasts, followed by few companies from time to time. He's also the winner of the TweakTown's Computex 2012 Taipei trip. If any free time is left, Roshan prefers to play FPS games.

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