Oversupply of DRAM Hurts the Memory IC Market, Revenue to Fall Almost 25% Even as Sales Volume Nearly Doubles 2010 to 2012
FARMINGTON, Conn., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Memory Integrated Circuits (IC) Market to 2016
Dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) is vital to portable gadgets such as smartphones and tablet PCs, but the memory integrated circuit (IC) industry is currently caught in a vicious circle of oversupply, according to a new report from business intelligence experts GBI Research.
According to the report, the global economic uncertainty of the last few years combined with the development of new applications that require less memory has led to an overabundance of DRAM and a corresponding drop in price. Prices have fallen so far that manufacturers have been forced to sell memory devices at below production cost. In response, manufacturers have been producing DRAM at 100% factory capacity in an attempt to claw back expenses, which has only exacerbated the market oversupply problem.
Sales revenues for the DRAM market spiked in 2010 at $37.31 billion, but fell somewhat drastically the following year to $29.47 billion, and are only expected to reach $29 billion for 2012. Conversely, sales volumes have skyrocketed during this period. 2010 recorded sales of 16.39 billion units while the final figure for 2012 is expected to be as high as 32 billion units.
While the growing portable gadgets market can almost guarantee an increase in DRAM sales for the foreseeable future, analysis carried out by GBI Research indicates that controlling supply and demand is an imperative for the future of DRAM producing companies.
For a detailed executive summary and table of contents, or to request free sample pages from the full report, please visit http://www.giiresearch.com/report/gbi249121-memory-integrated-circuits-ic-market-portable.html
The Global Market for Equipment and Materials for IC Manufacturing
This report examines and projects the technologies involved in the fabrication of VLSI semiconductor devices, their likely developments, why and when their introduction or demise will take place, what problems and choices are facing users, and where the opportunities and pitfalls are, all written from an industry perspective.
The 350 processing steps required to make an integrated circuit (IC) entail the use of chemicals and equipment, all housed in a contamination-free environment (a “cleanroom”). This report discusses the technology trends, products, applications, and suppliers of chemicals (liquids and gases) and equipment (lithography, mask making, plasma etching, deposition, CMP, automation, and metrology).
This report is written for the purpose of assisting the reader in evaluating the spectrum of products, packaging, and dispensing systems available for his use. It also suggests criteria for selecting a vendor as well as a chemical delivery and dispensing system that will serve his specific requirements. It also gives insights to suppliers for future user needs and should assist them in long-range planning, new product development and product improvement.
For a detailed executive summary and table of contents, or to request free sample pages from the full report, please visit http://www.giiresearch.com/report/if6131_ic_manufacturing.html
Future of Semiconductors in Flexible Electronics Market
This research service provides an in-depth analysis of the global market for flexible electronics. This study analyzes the trends and the competitive environment of the market, drawing many important conclusions for manufacturers, investors, and regulators to consider. This study provides a detailed analysis of the many drivers and restraints that will affect the global market, as well as forecasts and analysis of the market in the years to come. Main applications considered for the market are displays, lighting, energy, military, and healthcare. According to the study, maximum growth potential will be seen in the consumer electronics segment, and the major revenue-generating region will be Asia-Pacific.
For a detailed executive summary and table of contents, or to request free sample pages from the full report, please visit http://www.giiresearch.com/report/fs248380-future-semiconductors-flexible-electronics-market.html
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