DRAM prices should drop in 2019 as Micron and Chinese fabs boost memory production

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    The expensive and lucrative DRAM market, as we know it today, might face a shake up in 2019. Micron and two China-based fabs, Fujian Jin Hua and Innotron Memory, are looking to take a slice of the pie for themselves and take down the profitable high-demand, low-supply enterprise of the market leader, Samsung.

    By now, most PC builders are likely well-aware of the high costs for sticks of system memory. Prices are high due to massive demand from all branches of tech, including gaming PCs, mobile phones, automated cars, and many more. DRAM is a valuable resource and the biggest names in the game, Samsung and SK Hynix, haven’t been rushing out to make an overabundance of it.

    But that could all change in 2019. Micron are already a pretty big player in the system memory game, but has started aggressively seeking even more, much to Samsung and SK Hynix’s dismay. Micron has already managed to swing 23.1% of the market share in Q1, 2018, while Samsung saw its drop to 44.4%.
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