This development, which could potentially disrupt the supply of memory chips
, led to an abrupt increase in DRAM prices in the spot market.
The Chinese government is investigating the three firms over allegations of fixing memory chip
First quarter earnings were weighed down by the weakness in memory chips
and displays, although the newly launched Galaxy S10 smartphone logged solid sales, a company statement said.
Sales for July to September are expected to reach 65 trillion won, the world's largest maker of smartphones and memory chips
said in a regulatory filing.
Samsung Electronics shares have risen about 13 percent from early March on an improved outlook for the memory chip
market, putting to rest concerns that the recent boom might end, analysts said.
Apple has decreased orders for memory chips
that it purchases from arch-rival Samsung Electronics.
Resistive RAM or ReRAM memory chips
are based on materials, most often oxides of metals, whose electrical resistance changes when a voltage is applied--and they "remember" this change even when the power is turned off.
The world's biggest maker of flat screens and memory chips
, which Thursday estimated fourth-quarter profit to come in below market expectations, is pinning its hopes on cut-rate prices stabilizing in the chips and panel sectors.
Hynix Semiconductor, South Korea's other major memory chip
maker, saw revenue rise to $6.04 billion from $6.01 billion and it moved to seventh place from ninth in global chip rankings, with a 2.6% share of the market.
ProMOS, the world's eighth-largest dynamic access random memory chip
maker, will manufacture double data rate 3 synchronous DRAM chips, or DDR3 SDRAM chips, at a rate of 35,000 300-millimeter silicon wafers a month under the Elpida brand, it said.
Tokyo, Japan, Apr 24, 2007 - (JCN) - Toshiba, a global leader in computer-memory chip manufacturing, announced on April 17 its release of the industry's largest NAND 16GB flash memory chip
. The new flash memory meets the Multi Media Card Association (MMCA) Ver.
Cell phones and PDAs have the memory in the phone itself and a memory chip
that is usually located under the rear cover near the battery.