Taipei, Wednesday, June 29, 2016 01:33 (GMT+8)
thunderstorms
Taipei
31°C
Digitimes Insight: Quake impacts memory supply, spot price on the rise
Nobunaga Chai, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Wednesday 23 March 2011]

Since Japan is second to South Korea in importance to the global memory industry, spot price for DRAM and NAND flash products both rose on the first trading day after the March 11 earthquake. In the NAND flash maket, 32Gb MLC chips went up 20.5% in one day, and 16Gb MLC chips gained 16.8%. DRAM spot price, which was previously trending down, also posted a 7% increase for the day. The price jumps also signify that buyers are expecting the disaster to impact future memory supply.

In addition to concerns about damage to memory production plants, the main manufacturing facilities of Shin-Etsu Chemical, the largest silicon wafer supplier worldwide, are located in Fukushima Prefecture. Upstream wafer shortages could further put stress on the global memory supply chain.

Topics: Page 2

Realtime news
  • China market: Subor Electronics teams up with AMD to develop VR gaming chip, says report

    Bits + chips | 4h 8min ago

  • TCL sees smartphone shipments decline nearly 13% on year in May

    Mobile + telecom | 4h 44min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Samsung Display AMOLED panel shipments to increase to 560 million units in 2019

    Displays | 5h 1min ago

  • Commentary: Samsung Display to continue dominating AMOLED market until 2H17

    Displays | 5h 4min ago

  • IC design houses allocating 28/40nm orders to UMC, SMIC

    Before Going to Press | 4h 56min ago

  • Fingerprint sensor startup raises nearly NT$200 million

    Before Going to Press | 5h 10min ago

  • China market: Foxconn plans to resume retail deployment

    Before Going to Press | 5h 16min ago

  • Qualcomm aims to roll out 5G SoC solutions in 2018-2019

    Before Going to Press | 5h 19min ago

  • SAS not seeing rebound in China market

    Before Going to Press | 5h 20min ago

  • Arcadyan Technology to deal out 2015 dividend of NT$1.60

    Before Going to Press | 5h 24min ago

  • LTE Cat-M1, LTE Cat-NB1 to become mainstream IoT technology, says Qualcomm at MWC Shanghai 2016

    Before Going to Press | 5h 25min ago

  • Hiwin Technologies to deal out 2015 dividend of NT$2.30

    Before Going to Press | 5h 26min ago

  • Wafer Works to not deal out 2015 dividend

    Before Going to Press | 5h 27min ago

  • InterServ International to not deal out 2015 dividend

    Before Going to Press | 5h 28min ago

  • Egis fingerprint sensor adopted by Samsung

    Before Going to Press | 5h 29min ago

Pause
 | 
View more

Taiwan server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2016

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 1, 15:47

Strong demand from the cloud computing market helped Taiwan's server shipments grow 12.5% on year to break 10 million units in 2015, accounting for 90.7% of worldwide shipments and the percentage is expected to grow to 91.1% in 2016. This Digitimes Research Special...

China smartphone touch-panel industry 2016 forecast

CHINA SMARTPHONE | Feb 6, 17:23

In 2016, China's smartphone panel capacity is expected to increase steadily, with BOE and Tianma expanding 6G capacity and GVO and Truly Optoelectronics increasing their share of handset panel production. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the key...

Global tablet market – 1Q 2016

GLOBAL TABLET | Jun 1, 14:09

There were an estimated 44.89 million tablets shipped globally during the first quarter of 2016, falling 31.3% on quarter and 12.1% on year.

China smartphone AP shipments – 1Q 2016

CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | May 27, 16:04

First-quarter 2016 smartphone AP shipments in China were slow with a sequential decrease of 16.9%.

Taiwan handsets – 1Q 2016

TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | May 26, 16:04

Taiwan's handset brand vendors and ODMs both saw sharp declines in their shipments in the first quarter of 2016. The brand vendors' shipments will improve in the second quarter due to launches of new models, but the ODM shipments will drop further.

Ycsynergy
Trends and forecasts for the China FPD industry, 2014-2017
The transition to 4k TV - UHD TV market forecast, 2014-2017
  • Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets

    As of 2013, the 10 ASEAN nations had a total of over 700 million mobile subscriptions, with the CAGR from 2003-2013 reaching 24%. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the various mobile broadband markets in ASEAN and looks at the respective trends in 4G LTE development for those markets.

  • 2015 global tablet demand forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.

  • 2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the strategies of key China-based major panel makers BOE, Tianma and IVO for attacking the different market segments through technology and pricing, and their relationship to local vendors Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi and Coolpad.