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Samsung Electronics Q2 Profit To Fall

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SEOUL, July 11 (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics (005930.KS: Quote, Profile, Research), the world's top memory chip maker, is set to post a 15 percent drop in quarterly profit on Friday after a steep fall in computer memory chip prices overshadowed improvements in flat screens.
But the outlook for the second half is brighter, with prices for dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chips, used in personal computers, expected to recover on the back of seasonal demand, while the company's mobile phone and display business should improve.
"We expect across-the-board improvements thanks to the DRAM recovery, lower marketing costs in handsets and stronger flat-panel prices," said Song Myung-sup, an analyst at CJ Securities.

Encouraged by a strong DRAM market in 2006, manufacturers kept churning out the chips at a brisk pace in 2007 despite clear signs of oversupply and were faced with hair-raising price declines.
DRAM prices fell by 44 percent in the April-June quarter, after dropping 24 percent in the first, Prudential Investment & Securities estimated.
The scale of the DRAM debacle is likely to overshadow strong results in NAND-type flash memory chips used in digital cameras and music players and gains in flat screens.

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serves them right for trying to force ram prices up by restricting the flow rather than just selling more to make up the deficit, i hope Hynix gobbled up all the contracts that Samsung refused.
 
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Actually I blame it on Dell trying to force OEM RAM prices DOWN.
well if that is the case Dell deserves a big pat on the head.
 

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Ram shouldnt be insanely priced. making alot of ram and selling it will equal out that is all.