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The Bedford Report

May 27, 2011 08:16 ET

Memory Chip Makers Poised to Profit From Rebounding PC Demand

The Bedford Report Provides Analyst Research on SanDisk and Micron Tech

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 27, 2011) - Memory chip makers have seen their top lines spike as mobile demand has grown at a rapid pace. Several industry heavyweights expect the trend to continue as Flash memory has set the industry standard for data storage on smartphones and other portable devices. In addition, there is increased optimism that the Dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) market is turning around. The Bedford Report examines the outlook for companies in the Semiconductor - Memory Chip Industry and provides research reports on SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) and Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

DRAMeXchange reported earlier this month that contract prices for DRAM chips increased in the first half of May due to a surge in demand from PC manufacturers. According to DRAMeXchange, PC manufacturers want to increase their shipments to gain further inroads into the market now that Acer's business has been on the decline. Given that demand from PC manufacturers will continue to be strong, prices are likely to increase into the first half of June, DRAMeXchange added.

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DRAM chips are a key component in personal computers, while NAND flash chips are critical to portable electronics. DRAMeXchange expects NAND Flash to be oversupplied in May. Second half of 2Q11 NAND Flash contract price will change from the previously steady price and start to decline.

Micron offers NAND and DRAM products. Last month the company announced plans to sell its wafer manufacturing facility in Nishiwaki City, Hyogo, Japan, to Israel-based TowerJazz. The deal has been valued at $140.0 million, of which roughly $40.0 million will be paid in cash and approximately 20 million through TowerJazz ordinary shares.

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