The top-3 DRAM vendors - Samsung Electronics, SK Hynix and Micron Technology - saw their DRAM revenues decrease 3%, 4% and about 11%, respectively, on quarter in the first quarter, DRAMeXchange disclosed.
DRAM bit shipments are expected to rebound in the second quarter, when DRAMeXchange forecasts a more than 20% sequential surge in the market revenue.
As a result, sales in the global DRAM market dropped by 4.6% sequentially to US$14.8 billion in the first quarter of 2020, according to DRAMeXchange.
Global DRAM revenue drops slightly in 1Q20, says DRAMeXchange Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES, Taipei Monday 18 May 2020 Despite an up to 5% rally in DRAM ASPs, DRAM bit shipments were affected adversely by coronavirus lockdowns and the epidemic's impact on logistics services.
Samsung held a 44.1% share of the global DRAM market during the quarter, followed by SK Hynix with a 29.3% share and Micron with 20.8%.