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Taiwan DRAM manufacturers gradually resume production

DRAM manufacturers are gradually resuming production following the earthquake that struck Taiwan on April 3, 2024. Despite some damages and the necessity for inspections or disposal of wafers among suppliers, TredForce reports that the impact on the total DRAM output for Q2 is estimated to be less than 1%

Following the wake of the earthquake, TrendForce undertook an in-depth analysis of its effects on the DRAM industry – which showed a sector with remarkable resilience that faced minimal interruptions.

SupplierFab locationEarthquake impactRecovery progress
MicronTaoyuanTaoyuan site reported that >60% of its wafers in process had to be scrapped~80% of wafer capacity recovered by morning of April 8th
TaichungAlready achieved full recovery by April 8th
NanyaNew TaipeiMost wafers still require inspection since the machines cannot bear the loadAlready achieved full recovery by April 8th
WinbondTaichungWafer loss equivalent to 1% or total 2Q24 outputAlready achieved full recovery by April 8th
PSMCHsinchup3 fab experienced the most significant loss~90% of wafer capacity recovered by morning of April 8th. Full recovery expected to occur the same day.

By April 8th, DRAM makers such as Micron, Nanya, PSMC, and Winbond had resumed full operations. TrendForce points out that Micron's progression to cutting-edge processes — specifically the 1alpha and 1beta nm technologies — is anticipated to significantly alter the landscape of DRAM bit production. In contrast, other Taiwanese DRAM manufacturers continue to use 38 and 25nm technologies, contributing less to overall output. The analysts predict that the impact of the earthquake on DRAM output for the second quarter will be manageable, at 1%.


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May 14 2024 7:33 am V22.4.46-1
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