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The Bedford Report

January 14, 2011 11:25 ET

Exciting New Products Ready to Enter the Memory Chip Market

The Bedford Report Provides Analyst Research on Micron Tech & Netlist

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 14, 2011) - Several memory chip makers saw their top lines spike in 2010 as mobile demand grew almost exponentially. Several industry heavyweights expect the trend to continue in the New Year as Flash memory has set the industry standard for data storage on smart phones, tablets and other portable devices. NAND is considered more rugged and faster than hard drive technology, which manufacturers view as an advantage for tablets, which need fast boot times and can easily be dropped. The Bedford Report examines the outlook for companies in the Semiconductor - Memory Chip Industry and provides research reports on Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) and Netlist, Inc. (NASDAQ: NLST). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

The news is not all good for memory chip makers as declines in computer sales has hurt earnings this year for companies more focused on dynamic random access memory (DRAM). For those needing a quick overview, DRAMs read the data widely used in traditional PCs. Contract prices for mainstream DRAM chips have posted enlarged drops in the last month.

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Micron Tech offers both DRAM and NAND products. In the third quarter Micron Tech reported a 14% sequential drop in revenues from its DRAM products. The average selling price (ASP) for Micron's DRAM products dropped 2% sequentially, while the company's NAND flash ASPs were up by around 3 percent.

Viable competition could be on the way soon for NAND Memory. Several chipmakers are now predicting that 3D chip technology could take the place of flash memory in the near future. As well as being faster, 3D chips are also cheaper than Flash chips.

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