DRAM chipmakers Inotera Memories and Nanya Technology have both reported sequential decreases in consolidated revenues for January 2015, due to falling DRAM prices. Consolidated sales at Inotera slid 2.5% on month to NT$6.74 billion (US$213 million). The figure also represents a decline of 6.6% compared to the same period in 2014Inotera indicated that the result for January 2015 might be revised as its major customer was unable to provide final pricing figures before the January sales results were published.
DRAM maker Nanya Technology has reported net profits of NT$28.24 billion (US$908 million) for 2014, with EPS for the year coming to NT$11.77. Nanya posted net profits of NT$8.57 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014, hitting a quarterly record. EPS for the three-month period stood at NT$3.56. Nevertheless, Nanya’s consolidated revenues slid 5.2% sequentially to NT$12.41 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014, due to a shipment decrease of 2.8% and a 4.8% fall in DRAM ASPs.
Toshiba has approached Nanya Technology to discuss about a potential partnership, and proposed a US$1 billion offer to invest in the Taiwan-based company, according to industry sources. Alternatively, Toshiba may end up buying US$1 billion worth of production equipment for Nanya and outsouce production to the Taiwan-based DRAM maker, the sources said.
TAIPEI–Nanya Technology Corp., one of Taiwan’s leading dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chip makers, has been ranked the world’s fourth largest mobile DRAM supplier in the third quarter of this year by DRAMeXchange. The research unit of Taiwan-based market information advisory firm TrendForce Corp. said that Nanya posted US$62 million in mobile DRAM sales in the July-September period, up 98 percent from a quarter earlier.
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Nanya Technology Corp. (南亞科技) retained the title of the fourth-largest mobile memory chip supplier in the world in the first quarter of this year, a research report said Friday. In the report, DRAMeXchange, a DRAM chip research unit of Taiwan-based market information advisory firm TrendForce, said, however, that Nanya’s global market share fell to 1.3 percent from 1.4 percent seen a quarter earlier.