A DRAMeXchange report published today has revealed that global DRAM revenues have climbed by 27.1% in the second quarter of this year compared with the previous quarter. With average prices for DDR2 1Gb 667 MHz rising by 27% to US$1.12 in 2Q09, the DRAM revenue increase saw a total of just over $4 billion in 2Q09.
Heading the pack is Samsung, boasting US$1,179 million DRAM in revenue in 2Q09 as well as a market share hike from 2.8% to 29.2%. Hynix’s DRAM sales rose by 31.5% to US$928 million, and has seen its market share increase to 22.9%. Elpida has surpassed Micron with a 50.1% sales increase, taking the third spot in the DRAM rankings.