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Mobile DRAM growth pushed to 15.4% in 3Q
The decline of the PC industry has led to decreased revenue for DRAM makers worldwide.
As a result, top-tier memory makers are aggressively expanding in the mobile DRAM sector, and mobile DRAM output is expected to account for 21% of total DRAM production this year, and nearly 30% in 2013. Benefitting from strong smartphone sales and new tablets hitting the market in the third quarter, mobile DRAM shipments are on the rise, and revenue has seen 15.4% growth since the previous quarter. The mobile DRAM revenue ranking results are similar to last quarter’s, with Samsung and SK Hynix taking 70% of the global market. Elpida, however, has seen a revenue surge due to increased orders from Apple. Samsung Still Takes the Crown, SK Hynix’s Mobile DRAM Revenue Over 30% As Samsung’s own smartphone brand is already number one in global shipments, with a stable outlet for its mobile DRAM products, Samsung’s mobile memory market share rose slightly in the third quarter, to 52.3%. Mobile DRAM output accounts for approximately 45% of the Korean maker’s total memory revenue, the highest ratio of all Samsung’s memory products. SK Hynix’s mobile DRAM market share increased to 21.2% in the third quarter. SK Hynix’s mobile DRAM accounts for 32% of total memory revenue. The Korean maker benefitted from the legal disputes between Apple and Samsung, as Apple increased orders with SK Hynix. Strong iPhone 5 shipments and increasing demand from low to mid-level smartphones have resulted in SK Hynix’s mobile DRAM revenue growing by more than 30% in the third quarter, giving the supplier even more comprehensive product lines. With Boost from Apple, Elpida Close Behind SK Hynix Elpida’s mobile DRAM market share was 20.8% for the third quarter. While still in third place, the Japanese manufacturer saw the largest revenue increase of all suppliers this quarter, largely due to orders from Apple. As the iPhone 5’s memory is increased to 8Gb and the new iPad mini has hit the market, Elpida will likely continue to enjoy the revenue surge for some time. Micron’s mobile DRAM market share was 4.2%, with mobile memory revenue falling by 27.2% compared to the previous quarter. Currently, volume production has begun for Micron’s 30nm LPDDR2 products, and revenue should see a boost next year as the merger with Elpida is complete. Taiwanese Suppliers Restructuring; Product Selection and Cost Control Keys Profitability Winbond’s mobile DRAM revenue ratio was roughly the same as in the previous quarter, although market share fell by 1.3%. Nanya has announced it will gradually back out of the commodity DRAM market to become a specialty DRAM manufacturer. The supplier is also making plans for mobile DRAM production; although Nanya’s 30nm LPDDR2 is ready for volume production, to avoid having to compete against major international makers, in the early stages Nanya will focus mainly on manufacturing low to medium-density mobile DRAM products, hoping to profit from non-mainstream products.
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