Samsung Electronics will soon ramp up its production of DRAM units. The company, which also happens to be one of the largest manufacturer of memory chips, is expected to increase the output of DRAM modules by the first quarter of 2018. This, of course, will affect the prices of DRAM-equipped components significantly.
Samsung Electronics’ efforts in increasing the production of its DRAM modules is aided by the company’s recent expansion of two of its manufacturing plants; located at Hwasung and Pyeontaek, South Korea. According to a report, Samsung’s Hwasung manufacturing plant will be repurposing a section (16 lines) of its 2D NAND flash area to make way for DRAM fabrication.
ETNews mentioned that in 2018, both the Samsung Hwasung and Pyeontaek manufacturing plants will produce about 60,000 units of DRAM. In 2019, it’s said that Samsung Electronics may be able to produce an additional 235,000 units, thanks to improvements of the company’s equipments. Increasing the production of DRAM modules will also help Samsung Electronics gain an advantage over its competitors like Micron Technology and SK Hynix.
Most importantly, however, is the fact that an increase in supply of DRAM will significantly affect the price of memory modules. To put it simply, RAMs and other memory-based products will become much more affordable once this happens. That said, one should only expect RAMs to only get “cheaper” sometime in the second quarter of 2018.