According to DRAMeXchange forecast that in 2018 the production of DRAM will increase by 22.5%
Experts of the analytical company DRAMeXchange tried to predict the development of situation on the market of DRAM, based on the fact that Samsung plans to expand production capacity. According to analysts, in 2018 the production of DRAM (in terms of information volume) will increase compared to current year by 22.5%. This is more than the increase in the current year, which is estimated at 19.5%.
Experts DRAMeXchange noted that for the last two years limited the growth of production capacities and problems with the transition to a new generation of technology has led to slower growth in the share of DRAM shipments. As a result, in the second half of 2016 prices in the DRAM market began to grow. Growth is still ongoing, as demand exceeds supply. As an example, DRAMeXchange leads the average contract price for the computer-DDR4 4 GB, which at the end of the second quarter of 2016 was equal to 13 dollars, and now stands at 30.5 per dollar.
Highlighting the issue of DRAM, more resources available to production and building a new line to the end of 2018, Samsung can increase productivity from the current 390 000 wafers per month to nearly 500,000. DRAMeXchange analysts believe that the company SK Hynix and Micron Technology will also increase our production capacity to keep market share.