May 14, 2024 /SemiMedia/ -- According to supply chain, Samsung and SK Hynix are shifting their focus to high-bandwidth memory (HBM) and DDR5 memory, and will stop supplying DDR3 niche DRAM from the second half of the year.

According to insiders, SK Hynix transferred the DDR3 manufacturing process of its Wuxi factory in mainland China to DDR4 as early as the end of last year. Samsung also recently notified customers that it will discontinue DDR3 production at the end of the second quarter. As for Micron, in order to expand DDR5 and high-bandwidth memory production capacity, it has significantly reduced the supply of DDR3.

Supply chain sources pointed out that DDR3 prices have soared recently, with a maximum increase of 20%, and prices will rise again in the second half of the year.

Industry insiders also said that the withdrawal of Samsung and SK Hynix from the DDR3 market will benefit other manufacturers that focus on DDR3, such as Winbond.