Jan. 12, 2023 /SemiMedia/ -- According to TheElec, Samsung and SK Hynix are planning to reduce the purchase of silicon wafers.

The report pointed out that due to changes in the semiconductor market at the end of 2022, Samsung and SK Hynix had discussions with silicon wafer suppliers to cut supply in the fourth quarter of 2022.

TheElec quoted industry sources as saying that these semiconductor manufacturers have already begun to consider future market changes and have reviewed relevant issues in advance.

The report further pointed out that the impact period of the semiconductor downstream market on upstream manufacturers is 6 to 9 months, and now the market response speed of upstream manufacturers is faster than expected, because the significant decline in the market occurred in the third quarter.