Memory module maker Adata Technology Co (威剛科技) yesterday said that revenue last month rose 15.28 percent monthly on the back of significant growth in shipments and an improving supply glut.
Adata’s revenue expanded to NT$2.45 billion (US$79.65 million), bringing its cumulative revenue in the first five months of this year to NT$11.79 billion.
On an annual basis, last month’s revenue fell 12.53 percent from NT$2.81 billion a year earlier, corporate data showed.
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“Capacity reductions by the world’s major memory chipmakers have helped mitigate inventory pressure on the supply chain. Some of our customers started showing improved appetite for our products,” Adata said in a statement.
“Adata expects the DRAM industry to have clear prospects in the third quarter in terms of chip price and demand, given the global economy does not deteriorate,” it said.
Adata expects the DRAM industry to bottom out next quarter.
It is adjusting upward its inventory ahead of an expected rebound in demand during the second half of this year, the company said.
Meanwhile, DRAM chipmaker Nanya Technology Corp (南亞科技) last month posted increased revenue for a third straight month at NT$2.31 billion, rising 2.17 percent from NT$2.26 billion in April.
Last month’s performance was the best since the beginning of this year, although it was down 62.74 percent from NT$6.2 billion a year earlier.
Winbond Electronics Corp (華邦電子), which makes DRAM and flash memory chips, reported a 7.98 percent monthly increase in revenue to NT$6.14 billion last month.
That translated into a decline of 30.41 percent from a year earlier.
In the January-to-May period, revenue contracted 33.71 percent annually to NT$29.34 billion.
Winbond told investors in February that the first quarter was the worst period and demand would improve from this quarter, given rising rush orders.
Macronix International Co Ltd (旺宏), the world’s biggest supplier of NOR flash memory chips, last month posted a revenue decrease of 24.2 percent month-on-month to NT$2.28 billion from about NT$3 billion in the previous month, after a brief rebound in April.
On an annual basis, its revenue dropped 35.7 percent from NT$3.55 billion a year earlier.
During the first five months of this year, revenue fell 34.9 percent year-on-year to NT$19.03 billion.
Macronix said revenue this quarter would be similar to the first quarter’s.
However, it hoped to return to the black, aided by improving demand for memory chips used in vehicles, as well as industrial and medical devices.
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