31 Jul '12, 3am
Elpida cutting DRAM production
Elpida cutting DRAM production Josephine Lien, Taipei; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES [Tuesday 31 July 2012] Elpida Memory has moved to scale down production at its DRAM fab in Hiroshima, Japan, as well as production at its Taiwan-based subsidiary Rexchip Electronics, according to industry sources. The global DRAM industry will accordingly see an about 10% reduction in supply, which will help improve the oversupply situation, said the sources. In response, Elpida declined to comment citing the quiet period prior to merging with Micron Technology. Rexchip responded saying its decision to cut back production is aimed at reducing cash outflows. Monthly capacity at Elpida's 12-inch wafer plant in Hiroshima will cut to 80,000 units from the current 120,000, a more than 30% reduction, the sources disclosed. The cutback targets mainly production for commodity DRAM chips. Of the 80,000 wa...