DRAM Losses Widen in the Third Quarter for Besieged Suppliers- Weak PC demand, coupled with soft commodity DRAM pricing, pulls down the market

DRAM Losses Widen in the Third Quarter for Besieged Suppliers- Weak PC demand, coupled with soft commodity DRAM pricing, pulls down the market: By Dee Robinson

The market for dynamic random access memory (DRAM) took another beating in the third quarter, as downward pressure on pricing caused by a weak PC market dragged down industry profitability for all DRAM players, according to an IHS iSuppli DRAM Dynamics market brief from information and analytics provider IHS.
The cash balance in the third quarter for the industry, excluding Samsung—the only one to post positive profit margins during the period—fell to $4.5 billion, down 13.5 percent from $5.2 billion in the second quarter. Operating losses widened to $671.5 million from $348.4 million, after the industry had managed to trim the deficit from -$1.1 billion in the first quarter.
Overall, industry operating profit margins decreased to -10.7 percent on third-quarter revenue of $6.4 billion, down sequentially from -5.1 percent, in an indication of worsened performance for DRAM players.
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