Samsung cutting DDR3 production and DDR4 prices to nudge customers towards newer DRAM tech

In brief: DDR3 is on its way out, even though demand for it will take years to die off. Going forward, DDR3 modules will become increasingly expensive, but the good news is that DDR4 and DDR5 products are getting cheaper with every passing month.

Last year, the supply of DDR3 memory was already dwindling and profit margins remained slim, so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that manufacturers are looking to phase them out in favor of newer variants like DDR4 and DDR5.

Earlier this year, Samsung and SK Hynix were the first to announce they would cease DDR3 production in the coming months, while companies like Micron and specialty DRAM manufacturers like Nanya Technology, Elite Semiconductor Memory Technology, Etron Technology, and Winbond Electronics assured their customers they would continue making more for the foreseeable future.

With demand for DDR3 waning, Samsung is reportedly cutting down production dramatically, even when compared to last year. Industry insiders believe the Korean tech giant will stop accepting new orders for DDR3 memory by the end of this year and fulfill them all by the end of 2023.

Samsung cutting DDR3 production and DDR4 prices to nudge customers towards newer DRAM tech

This move will mostly impact devices like routers, wireless access points, switches, modems, and set-top boxes, where manufacturers have been using relatively cheap 1GB, 2GB, and 4GB DDR3 modules for years. Some low-end laptops and tablets also integrate these modules, but they’ve become exceedingly rare in the past few years.

Samsung wants to nudge its customers towards DDR4 chips by offering discounts on popular capacities like 4Gb. It’s too early to say if this will also result in lower prices for consumers, but the cooling down of the overall market has been putting significant downward pressure on DRAM pricing as of late.

According to market analysts at TrendForce, the industry is currently dealing with a DRAM supply glut and is desperate to get rid of excess inventory, even if it means sacrificing as much as 18 percent in terms of pricing.

For Samsung, memory sales represent more than half of its overall revenue, so it only makes sense to focus on DDR4 and DDR5 DRAM where profit margins are higher. The company’s earnings grew in the first six months of 2022 and even reached a record $58.9 billion in Q2, but the trend is expected to reverse in the coming quarters.

Masthead credit: Bloomberg

News Related


How to Make Branded Email Templates With Layouts in Gmail

If you want to create a newsletter, announcement, or other marketing message with your company brand, you can use Gmail Layouts, which are basically email templates. These handy templates are ... Read more »

Need For Speed Game Reveal Teased By EA, Could Happen Very Soon

It looks like EA is finally ready to officially reveal the new Need for Speed game from Burnout studio Criterion. Read more »

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War Anime To Stream On Hulu, Disney Plus

The manga's final arc will be coming to Hulu in the US starting October 10. Read more »

Review Door Kickers 2

War simulation is both worryingly accurate and enthralling to boot. When developers get it right, the experience is absolutely amazing. However, when it goes wrong, it is tedious, awkward, and ... Read more »

Half-Life 2: VR Mod is worth the ten-year wait it took to get it to beta

Highly anticipated: Half-Life 2 celebrates its 18th birthday next month. Can you believe it’s been that long? I can’t. Even more astonishing is that a significant portion of the HL ... Read more »

Katchy Indoor Insect Trap review

The Katchy Indoor Insect Trap is a modern and portable device that helps combat insect infestations. It is an excellent indoor insect trap with an intelligent way of catching tiny ... Read more »

AOC Agon Pro AG274QG review

The AOC Agon Pro AG274QG aims to be your next esports monitor Read more »

Labyrinth of Galleria: The Moon Society Gets Release Date for PS5, PS4, PC, & Nintendo Switch

Today NIS America announced the western release date of Labyrinth of Galleria: The Moon Society. The game, which was originally released in Japan in 2020 with the title Labyrinth of Galleria: ... Read more »

Halo Could Be Making The Jump From Slipspace To Unreal Engine - Report

Halo Infinite itself might not make the jump, but the future of Halo could be Unreal. Read more »

Modder jailbreaks PlayStation 5 using WebKit vulnerability

In a nutshell: It has taken nearly two full years but modders have finally succeeded in jailbreaking Sony’s PlayStation 5 console. Twitter user SpecterDev recently shared the experimental IPV6 kernel ... Read more »

LOTR: Rings Of Power Season 2 Starts Production In UK, Ancient Elf Cirdan Joining The Cast

Season 2 is leaving New Zealand for the UK. Read more »

Snag A Free Controller With This Xbox Series S Bundle

The bundle also includes a bunch of in-game content for Rocket League and Fortnite. Read more »

Tower Of Fantasy Is Finally Coming To Steam Later This Month

It's also the same day the free-to-play gacha MMO's major Vera update will be rolling out on all available platforms. Read more »

Dell Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme laptop review

The Dell Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme is the rugged laptop we've been waiting for Read more »

How to Back Up Your BitLocker Recovery Key on Windows 11

Drive Encryption is a wonderful feature. You can be confident that your data is safe, even if your device is lost or stolen. But if you lose your encryption key, ... Read more »

Special Golden Kamuy Anime Event Announced for July 2023

Fans of the Golden Kamuy anime and manga will be pleased to know that a special event has been announced for July of next year. Specifically, the future event will ... Read more »

Marvel’s Midnight Suns Introduces Blade With New Trailer

2K Games and Firaxis Games revealed another trailer for the turn-based tactical game Marvel’s Midnight Suns, dedicated to one of its playable superheroes. This time around we get the introduction of ... Read more »

Android Version Of iPhone’s Dynamic Island Downloaded More Than 1 Million Times

We still can’t understand how Apple could outrun the Android camp smartphone makers and develop Dynamic Island. The latter is not only a marketing gimmick but also a tricky way ... Read more »

Wisk Debuts Its Latest Self-Flying Air Taxi That Seats 4

Wisk Wisk, the air taxi startup that once partnered with Boeing back in 2019, recently revealed its all-new electric autonomous aircraft. The Wisk Aero is its sixth-generation craft design, seats ... Read more »

Get An Xbox Series X With Extra Controller For A Great Price

The bundle includes an Xbox Series X along with an extra wireless controller. Read more »

Microsoft’s Support for Basic Auth in Exchange Online Ends

Microsoft’s promised day of disabling Basic Auth in Exchange Online is finally here, with the company pointing to OAuth 2.0. Read more »

Death Stranding Director's Cut: XeSS vs. DLSS vs. FSR 2.0 Comparison Review

Introduction Followed by our previous testing of Intel’s Xe Super Sampling (XeSS) for Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, Death Stranding Director’s Cut is the next AAA-game ... Read more »

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War US & International Streaming Platforms Announced

While fans were certainly upset to know that Crunchyroll wouldn’t be airing the adaptation of Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War, we have now gotten word on where it will be available ... Read more »

You Can Now Customize Windows 11’s Look With WindowBlinds

WindowBlinds is a popular application for customizing the look and feel of Windows, which has been developed by Stardock since 1998. Now there’s finally a release for Windows 11. Stardock ... Read more »

How to Turn Off Filter Keys on Windows

Filter keys is an accessibility feature for Windows PCs that allows you to filter repeated key presses. Read this guide to switch filter keys on or off. To most users ... Read more »

A cold winter is awaiting mobile networks and phones in Europe

TL;DR: The coming energy crisis could bring mobile Internet to a halt in many European countries. Plans are being considered to weather the storm, but Europe would likely suffer from ... Read more »

Leaked Pixel 7 Pro Ad Reveals a New Camera Mode

Google We’re only a few days away from Google’s Pixel 7 launch event. Still, last-minute leaks taste the sweetest. And thanks to SnoopyTech, we now have leaked advertisements for the ... Read more »

HBO Explains Why House Of The Dragon's Latest Episode Was So Hard To See

The darkness of the episode was an intentional design choice, HBO says. Read more »

PlayStation Boss Allegedly Flew To Brussels To Voice Concerns Over Microsoft's Call of Duty Deal

European Union regulators will either approve the Activision Blizzard acquisition on November 8 or start a more detailed round of scrutiny. Read more »

Poco X5 5G Spotted on IMEI listing hinting imminent launch

Poco is gearing up for its next launch after the X4 series arrived earlier this year. Dubbed the Poco X5 series, its vanilla variant dubbed as Poco X5 5G has ... Read more »

How to Freeze Multiple Rows in Microsoft Excel

Freezing a single row is easy, but what if you want to freeze multiple rows at the top of your Microsoft Excel spreadsheet? Luckily, there’s an option to do that, ... Read more »

Kioxia develops functional 2TB microSDXC memory card prototype

In a nutshell: Japanese memory specialist Kioxia recently announced it has developed the first functional 2 terabyte (TB) micro SDXC (Secure Digital eXtended Capacity) memory card prototypes. Kioxia utilized its ... Read more »

Microsoft Warn of Two New Exchange Server 0-Day Vulnerabilities

Microsoft Exchange Server has two new 0-day vulnerabilities, including one that could allow a remote code execution attack. Read more »

Wondershare Recoverit 2022 review

Slick, powerful, and effective photo recovery, despite high prices and some missing features Read more »

Microsoft APT: North Korean Lazarus Threat Group Targeting Social Media Accounts

Microsoft APT says a threat group is using social media for a phishing campaign that uses bogus job posts to trick workers. Read more »

Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Preorders: Bonuses, Editions, And More

Modern Warfare 2 launches October 28 on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC. Read more »

AndaSeat Kaiser 3 XL gaming chair review: "A decently dignified chair for work and play"

GamesRadar+ Verdict The AndaSeat Kaiser 3 boasts all the best bells and whistles for comfort, and its perks largely make up for an annoying assembly process. Pros + Lots of ... Read more »

New Maserati GranTurismo fully unveiled with electric and petrol V6 powertrains

Maserati’s Porsche 911 rival will be available with a 750bhp electric powertrain, as well as V6 engine from MC20 supercar Read more »

Steph Curry Is A Playable Character In PGA Tour 2K23

Basketball star Steph Curry is a playable golfer in this year's PGA Tour entry. Read more »
Breaking thailand news, thai news, thailand news Verified News Story Network