According to estimates by DRAMeXchange, the DRAM market for the quarter grew by 13.4%
Experts DRAMeXchange, a division of the analytical company TrendForce, summed up the first quarter on the market of DRAM. According to their calculations, compared with the previous quarter, the market grew by 13.4%. For the three months from January to March of DRAM was sold by 14.13 billion.
While contract prices for DRAM memory for personal computers increased by 30%. Analysts attribute this to the deficit at the end of 2016, and the desire of OEMs to agree in advance about deliveries in the first quarter.
Prices for server and mobile DRAM is also increased. In the case of the latter the growth was approximately 10%.
The deficit will weaken, not earlier than the second half of the year, when manufacturers of memory chips may build additional capacity. Therefore, in the current quarter, analysts expect continued growth in prices, especially in the segments of DRAM memory for personal computers and servers.
A market leader with a share of 44.8% is the company Samsung Electronics. However, its revenue rose by 6,8%, that is, not as much as memory prices. But second place with 28.7% of the company SK Hynix increased sales by 21.5%. Even more — 22.3% — increased the income of the company Acer, which for the quarter, ranked third, corresponding to 21% of the market.