South Korea's Samsung and SK Hynix, and American firm Micron Technology grab more than 90% of the world's DRAM
and NAND market.
Micron's main goal, analysts said, was to upgrade its production technology to meet demand for more sophisticated DRAMs
and raise its competitiveness.
The proliferation of smartphones and mobile devices is accounted to be one of the primary drivers for the growth of the global DRAM
Market , projects a standardized and in-depth study on the ongoing state of Market, providing basic industry insights such as definitions, classifications, supply chain, applications and industry cost structure.
Samsung began mass-producing the second-generation 1y-nm DRAM
in November 2017, while SK hynix finished the development of the product in November last year and plans to begin mass production in the second half of this year.
Samsung will be expanding its premium DRAM
lineup based on the 1y-nm process by more than 70 percent.
"We will continue to grow our premium DRAM
lineup to lead the 'high-performance, high capacity, and low power' memory segment to meet the market demand and strengthen our business competitiveness," Chun added.
The new 10nm-class DRAM
also makes use of a unique air spacer that has been placed around its bit lines to dramatically decrease parasitic capacitance**.
At $57.3 billion, the DRAM
market is forecast to be by far the largest IC product category in 2017, exceeding the expected MPU market for standard PCs and servers ($47.1 billion) by $10.2 billion this year.
The Samsung 8GB LPDDR4 DRAM
provides much more efficient power consumption thanks to its use of the latest 10nm-class process technology and Samsung's proprietary low-power circuit design, the company indicated.
"By mass producing next-generation HBM2 DRAM
, we can contribute much more
The new DRAM
package features 256GBps of bandwidth, which is double of a HBM1 DRAM