SRAM market is still brisk!
According to iSuppli, despite Micron left SRAM market it´s early to forecast marketís decease, as it might even grow slightly due to increased demand for PSRAM used in mobile phones. Anyway analysts believe SRAM players to consolidate.
So, next week Hitachi Ltd. and Mitsubishi Electric Corp. will merge SRAM production into Renesas Technology Corp., which will be offering memory chips of both parents. iSuppli experts believe Hitachi and Mitsubishi wonít be the only to merge.
Unlike the DRAM market, SRAM market includes some smaller players; Samsung Electronics and Cypress Semiconductor are considered main forces with 31.5% and 11.6% respectiev shares. Remaining part is shared between 20 companies, including IBM, Toshiba, Sony, Hynix, Motorola, Sharp, Sanyo, Seiko, Fujitsu and STMicroelectronics.
So what will provide vitality to the SRAM market? At least high-end servers (L3 cache), new synchronous SRAM, QDR, QDR-II, SigmaRAM, etc. for routers and switches.
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