A study by TrendForce shows that global DRAM shipments fell by 5.8% in the last quarter of last year compared to the third quarter of 2021. Total revenue of the DRAM market for the last quarter of last year was approximately $25.03 billion.
Analysts note that the pandemic negatively impacted the shipment of a variety of electronic devices, including smartphones, PCs, servers, etc. This led to a drop in sales of DRAM products and a reduction in their cost.
Samsung remains the biggest player in the market. The South Korean giant’s revenue fell 9.4% quarterly and its monetary share was 42.3% at the end of the most recent quarter.
SK hynix, in second place, was able to increase sales by 2.8%, which corresponds to an industry share of 29.7%. Micron closes the top three – down 8.3% and 22.3% of the market in monetary terms. Also in the top five were Nanya and Winbond, with shares of 3.1% and 1.0%, respectively.
In the first quarter of this year, according to TrendForce, the DRAM market will continue to shrink and memory prices will fall even more. This is due to both the traditional seasonal factor and the stocks formed by potential customers.