Dataquest predicts a DRAM shortage by end of 2000

Dataquest predicts a DRAM shortage by end of 2000
Tom Foremski
Giving hope to hard pressed DRAM makers, US market research company Dataquest predicts that a DRAM shortage at the end of 2000 will push memory chip sales up by nearly 22 per cent.
The forecast is part of Dataquest’s prediction that world chip markets will grow from $153bn in 1999 to $244bn by 2003. “A key assumption to the forecast is a DRAM shortage starting in late 2000, which will cause DRAM revenue to peak in 2001,” said Ron Bohn, director of research for Dataquest’s worldwide semiconductor group. “After that, the DRAM cycle of oversupply will repeat itself.”
Dataquest expects the Americas to continue leading semiconductor revenue growth with an increase from $51bn in 1999 to $83bn by 2003. Asia/Pacific revenue will increase from $35bn to $58bn while Europe will jump from $33bn in 1999 to $52bn in 2003, and revenue in Japan will reach $35bn in 1999 and grow to $51bn in 2003.


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