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Mobile DRAM to be Mainstream Throughout 2016 with Over 40% Shipment Share: MIC
May 13, 2016

Mobile DRAM for smartphones has taken over 40% of the overall shipments since the second quarter of 2015, according to MIC (Market Intelligence and Consulting Institute), a Taipei-based IT research institute. "Apple and Samsung both increased the DRAM capacity in their flagship products. For example, Samsung Galaxy 6 has 3GB memory while Galaxy Note 5 has 4GB memory. In addition, Apple's iPhone 6S and iPhone SE have doubled their DRAM capacity to 2GB compared to the 1GB in iPhone 6," explains Kevin Tu, industry analyst with MIC.

Global DRAM Demand Share by Application, 1Q 2015-4Q2016

Source: MIC, May 2016

"While the global smartphone market has had a subdued growth, worldwide sales of notebook PCs and desktop PCs—both use commodity DRAM—have been on the decline. Hence, it is expected that mobile DRAM will continue to take up over 40% of the overall DRAM shipments throughout 2016, outpacing commodity and specialty DRAMs."

To see more about this report, please visit: Global DRAM Supply and Demand Forecast, 1H 2016

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