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InSpectrum: Defective Samsung Chips, But Not 80 Million Of Them

 

After reviewing recent DRAM price trends in both the spot and contract markets, memory-specialist research firm InSpectrum noted that the relative stable pricing could not justify recent claims that a batch of 80 million (in 1Gb equivalent) 68nm-made DRAM chips from Samsung Electronics were defective, as such a volume would be sure to affect both DRAM markets in a noticeable manner. Given that a batch of 80 million DRAM chips in 1Gb-equivalent densities translates to about 7-8% of present monthly global capacity, an absence of noticeable price volatility indicates that the speculated amount is exaggerated, Atlas Kuo, CEO of InSpectrum, indicated.

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