Thursday, June 21st 2018

Samsung & SK Hynix 18 Nanometer DRAM Yields Plagued By Technical Problems

Digitimes reports that Korean memory manufacturers Hynix and Samsung have both been hit by unstable yield rates for their 18 nm server DRAM production.

While the yields are claimed to be sufficient for notebook and desktop PC production, they are not good enough for server memory, which has higher quality requirements. Due to the shortage, Chinese enterprises like Alibaba, Huawei, Lenovo and Tencent are now switching to use 20 nanometer DRAM for their servers, which is in better supply. Other vendors have even requested that no more 18 nm chips are shipped by these Korean suppliers, in a bid to improve quality, which might take several months, but shouldn't have a significant impact on overall DRAM prices.
Source: Digitimes
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2 Comments on Samsung & SK Hynix 18 Nanometer DRAM Yields Plagued By Technical Problems

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stimpy88
Sure it is... If there weren't, then they might have to lower prices...

I'm sure the plans for the next FAB fire or "accident" are well underway.
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adramtech
stimpy88 said:
Sure it is... If there weren't, then they might have to lower prices...

I'm sure the plans for the next FAB fire or "accident" are well underway.
Stimpy88, why would they fake an accident or fire when they can simply shut down a manufacturing line? It's not like they're legally forced to make DRAM. They can shut down production as the company sees fit.
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