DRAM maker Nanya Technology, specialty DRAM and flash memory specialist Winbond Electronics, and mask ROM and flash chipmaker Macronix International have reported sequential decreases in October revenues of 9.6%, 6.7% and 27.8%, respectively.
Nanya posted October revenues of NT$4.52 billion (US$149 million). Revenues totaled NT$43.13 billion for the first 10 months of 2019, down 42.1% on year.
The global DRAM market may have already hit bottom this year, and is set to be relatively balanced in the fourth quarter, Nanya president Pei-Ing Lee was quoted as saying in previous reports. DRAM market prices during the quarter are expected to stay flat, or register a slight decrease or increase, according to Lee.
Winbond saw its October revenues fall to a four-month low of NT$4.32 billion. Nevertheless, revenues were up on an annual basis for the second consecutive month in October. Winbond disclosed its cumulative 2019 revenues through October declined 6.5% from a year earlier to NT$40.64 billion.
Macronix enjoyed record-high sales in the third quarter, thanks mainly to a ramp-up in mask ROM shipments for gaming consoles. However, the company saw its revenues fall nearly 28% on month and 6% from a year ago to NT$3.67 billion in October, mainly because deliveries originally scheduled for October had been advanced to Septmber at the request of a major customer. Macronix' revenues for the first 10 months of 2019 amounted to NT$29.08 billion, down 8.7% on year.
Nanya, Winbond and Macronix post revenue drops in October
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