PCs used less than half of DRAM bits in Q2
9/14/2012 5:57 PM EDT
Less is not more
IHS said it expects the percentage of DRAM used in PCs to contract by another 6 percent by the end of 2013.
the firm expects the percentage of DRAM going to media tablets and
smart phones to continue to rise. IHS said it expects the percentage of
DRAM going to tablets to grow from 1.6 percent in the first quarter of
this year to 6.9 percent by the fourth quarter of 2013. Cell phones are
expected to account for 19.8 percent of DRAM bits in the fourth quarter
of 2013, up nearly 7 points from 13.2 percent in the second quarter of
this year, IHS said.
the end of 2013, IHS expects tablets and cell phones combined to
account for 26.7 percent of DRAM bits, nearly double the 14.1 percent
they accounted for at the beginning of this year.
decline of PCs in DRAM share appears to be irreversible, IHS stressed
that PCs are expected to remain the largest single consumer of DRAM
through at least the fourth quarter of 2013. DRAM bit shipments for PCs
will continue to grow overall, the firm said.