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Digitimes Research: Mobile DRAM bit growth rate to top 37.5% in 2H14
Nobunaga Chai, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei

The bit growth of mobile DRAM is expected to expand 37.5% on year in the second half of 2014, buoyed by a 30% annual growth in smartphone shipments as well as rising demand for mobile DRAM chips from the tablet sector, according to Digitimes Research.

Bit growth of mobile DRAM in the smartphone sector is bound to increase along with the 4G LTE era and the increase in smartphone hardware specifications such as the growing adoption of Full HD displays.

Vendors including Samsung Electronics, LG and Sony Mobile Communications have launched smartphones with 3GB RAM memory capacity.

With global smartphone shipments are expected to expand 17% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2014, overall mobile DRAM bit growth in the smartphone sector is expected to reach 44.8% in the second half of the year, Digitimes Research estimated.

Meanwhile, demand for mobile DRAM chips from the tablet sector will also increase significantly in the second half of 2014, with bit growth rates in the branded and white-box tablet sectors increasing 29% and 23.3%, respectively, from a year earlier.

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