DRAMs to drag ICs to -2% in 2016

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Oversupply of DRAM will drive average selling prices (ASPs) of the memory chips down 16% this year, dragging down the overall IC market to a contraction of 2% in 2016, according to the latest report from market watcher IC Insights.

Declining shipments of PC, notebooks and tablets as well as a slowdown in smartphone growth will contribute to an overall decline of 19% in the DRAM market this year, the company said. DRAM prices are known for big swings with ASPs hitting a recent high of $3.16 in 2014 up from a recent low of $1.69 in 2012.

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2 comments on “DRAMs to drag ICs to -2% in 2016

  1. Jolaloutre
    September 3, 2016

    Thanks for this information ! 

  2. malkova
    September 10, 2016

    was looking for this information is very useful and interesting blog!


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