Some information has come out on the revenues of three manufacturers of dynamic random access memory chips (DRAM).
Nanya Technology and Inotera Memories saw the dark side of the segment in July, while Powerchip Technology got the better end of the deal.
According to this report
, Nanya and Inotera suffered a decline in revenues of 21.16% and 7.22%, respectively, while Powerchip grew 2.92%.
Less than 3% would not have been amazing under normal circumstances, but it is quite noteworthy in this context.
The DRAM industry suffered greatly over the past two years, even killing Elpida
, but it is looking as though the rumors about things improving (and consequent price increases
) are proving true.
The same can be said about the NAND flash chip industry, although not to the same extent. While times were hard, problems weren't as severe as on the NAND segment and prices have been stable for some time