DRAM shortage to continue throughout Q1 2014 - PC Retail

DRAM shortage to continue throughout Q1 2014

Hynix factory will not be "fully restored" until September
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The DRAM stock shortage caused by a factory fire in China last September looks set to continue during the first three months of 2014.

DRAM vendor Adata - whose shares have risen 5.27 per cent to $73.90 Taiwan Dollars - said that the tight supply could even continue into the first half of the year. 

Simon Chen, chairman and CEO of Adata, also said that production of a clean room at the Hynix factory, which was crippled by the fire, will not be fully restored until September this year.

Hynix is the second-largest DRAM supplier in the world and the Wuxi plant accounted for 12 to 15 per cent of the global DRAM production, reports Focus Taiwan.

Following the fire, the price of the DDR3 2Gb DRAM chip rose more than 40 per cent as it suffered stock shortages.

Chen also added that the semiconductor industry will enter "a peak season" in H2 2014.

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