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Worldwide DRAM Demand and Supply Forecast, 1Q17–4Q18 and 2017–2021: Hypergrowth in 2017, Correction in 2018

Worldwide DRAM Demand and Supply Forecast, 1Q17–4Q18 and 2017–2021: Hypergrowth in 2017, Correction in 2018

This IDC study presents an outlook on the DRAM market for 2017-2021. The DRAM industry dynamics and the application forecast changes are aggregated, analyzed, and applied to this long-term DRAM forecasts in terms of units, revenues, and content per system for each application segment. "Memory capacity shortage, even under strong server and stable mobile markets, will make the DRAM market grow to a historical high of $67.7 billion in 2017. But 3D NAND technology ramp, new fabs openings, and Chinese newcomers will drive the market to correction in 2018-2019." — Soo-Kyoum Kim, associate vice president, IDC's Semiconductors research program


IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
DRAM Demand Side
Equipment Shipment Forecast
Content Per System Forecast
Application's DRAM Share Forecast
DRAM Supply Side
Wafer Output Forecast
Market Forecast
Demand and Supply Forecast
Density Shipment Forecast
DRAM Pricing Forecast
Interface Mix Forecast
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Drivers
Server Market Will Lead Bit Growth and Compensate for Weakening Mobile
3D NAND Will Cause Memory Capacity Shortage Through Mid-2018, Then Overinvestment Will Cause a Market Correction
Inhibitors
Chinese Newcomers Will Impact Memory Capacity Management of Existing Players Around 2019 and After
Significant Market Developments
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
Methodology
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