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DRAM module market to hit $31B this year, says iSuppli

Posted: 05 Jul 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:DRAM module? module market? display products?

Since global DRAM module market is expected to reach $31 billion in 2007, up 2.4 percent from $30.3 billion last year, it follows that the module market will also experience a growth of 2.4 percent this year, according to iSuppli Corp. OEM module sales will likewise grow by 1.1 percent, while third-party module sales will rise by 3.8 percent.

Ramaxel Technology Ltd and TwinMOS Technologies Inc. stole the limelight in the DRAM module market in 2006, with robust sales growth of 85 percent and 127 percent, respectively.

China's Ramaxel is not only a direct OEM for number-four PC maker Lenovo, but also a module provider for PC industry leader Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP). Revenue and shipments at Ramaxel have increased due to HP's rise in market share.

Meanwhile, Taiwan-based TwinMOS' growth was driven by its cooperation with China module distributors, which allowed it to take advantage of China's high economic growth that drives the demand from PC white-box and upgrade module consumers.

"Not satisfied with its No. 1 ranking in the DRAM module industry, Kingston Technology Co. has expanded its investment in testing and assembly," said Ally Liao, analyst for memory/storage at iSuppli Corp. "Kingston has a major ambition: to control the memory industry as much as possible in order to keep its costs down. In pursuit of this, the company is taking ownership of many aspects of memory?except for manufacturing itself. The large market share owned by Kingston reflects its huge purchasing power and allows the company to be an OEM-like module maker and have a powerful role in influencing module price."

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