Nanya Technology ranked 5th largest DRAM maker


TAIPEI–Taiwan-based Nanya Technology Corp. retained its ranking as the world’s fifth-largest dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chip-maker in terms of sales during the second quarter of this year, a research report said yesterday.

In the report, DRAMeXchange, a research division of Taiwan-based market information advisory TrendForce, said Nanya Technology posted US$341 million (NT$10.23 billion) in sales for the April-June period, up 18.7 percent from a quarter earlier.

Nanya Technology, the memory-chip manufacturing arm of the conglomerate Formosa Plastics Group, took a 4.9 percent share of the global DRAM market in the second quarter, compared with the 4.6 percent it recorded in the first quarter, DRAMeXchange said.

Winbond Electronics Corp. of Taiwan gained a 1.9 percent share of the world’s DRAM market in the second quarter to rank the sixth largest maker of DRAM chips, ahead of its local counterparts Powerchip Technology Corp., which won 1.2 percent, and ProMOS Technologies Inc., which won 0.5 percent.