Major DRAM makers post mixed sales results for Aug.
CNATAIPEI--The sales of major Taiwanese dynamic random access memory (DRAM) makers were mixed in August, with Nanya Technology Corp. posting its lowest monthly sales in the past six months and Inotera Memories Inc. having its best month in history.
September 7, 2013, 12:03 am TWN
Nanya had consolidated revenues of NT$3.51 billion (US$118 million) in August, down 15.1 percent from the previous month, mainly because of its ongoing transition to non-PC DRAM production, but the company expected September sales to decline at a slower rate.
Non-PC DRAM sales now account for over 65 percent of Nanya's revenues, and the company expects that to grow to 70 percent in the fourth quarter.
Nanya's average sales price remained stable in August, supported by longer-term contract orders and its improving product mix, even as spot DRAM prices fluctuated, the company said.
Inotera, meanwhile, saw sales in August rise 3.22 percent from July to NT$5.57 billion, the highest in the company's history for the third consecutive month.
The company attributed the sustained uptrend to an improving product mix, and that should continue into next year when Inotera begins mass production of chips using 20-nanometer technology.
Inotera President Scott Meikle said the company's capital expenditure in 2014 could exceed this year's NT$8 billion.