Last year the sales of numerous globally-branded DRAMs declined by 9.8% at US$30.8bn, due to the DRAM ASP fell 55% YoY. Most DRAM makers encountered huge loss due to cash flow problems; hence, the DRAM industry generally has reduced capital expenditure and delayed their schedules for new plant constructions or new equipment installations. Many in the industry would agree that 2007 was indeed one difficult year for the memory industry to forget!
On the other hand, most of the upstream NAND Flash manufacturers have plans for launching SSD products between 2008 and 2009 to retain their existing market share in the PC storage market. Active SSD product investors, such as SanDisk, Intel and Toshiba, have already engaged in their development and manufacturing. ASUS has benefited from launching its ultra-portable SSD laptop - Eee PC. As for Apple and Lenovo, they have already released their SSD laptops.
It’s worth noting that the price drop in NAND Flash has positively contributed to the favorability of SSD and its market potential. Some of the storage server builders are about to establish the high-end SSD-based server. Furthermore, Seagate and Hitachi, two global leading HDD suppliers, will bring heaps of variables to the industry by entering the SSD market.
With all these signs, the landscape of this industry is destined to change. The million-dollar question here isn’t about the change(s) but whether you can keep up. Can you?!
As Computex Taipei 2008 will open at the brand-new Nangang Exhibition Hall, DRAMeXchange Compuforum – a one-day, in-depth discussion on issues of most importance to the memory industry – will offer a perfect occasion for participants and their companies to obtain market intelligence through our forum. This conference also aims to provide an environment, where event participants can meaningfully interact with leading industry professionals and other industry peers to foster new business opportunities.
||Date: Tuesday, June 3, 2008 (Computex Taipei)
Location: Room 402, Nangang Exhibition Hall, Taipei World Trade Center
Address: No.1, Jingmao 2nd Rd., Nangang District, Taipei, Taiwan
Who should attend
We expect to see about 360 audiences from memory /PC industry, financial field and international media to attend this conference.
Participants from last year came from 23 countries/regions, and nearly 80% of these participants held management positions and had influences on business decision making.
2007 Attendee Snapshot
DRAMeXchange Compuforum 2007 Report
|Memory Chip Manufacturer：
||Qimonda、PSC、SanDisk、 Samsung、Hynix、 Elpida、Micron、ProMOS、Nanya、Winbond、Inotera etc...
||A-DATA、Kingston、Transcend、Smart Modular、Apacer、Geil、PQI、TwinMOS、Kingmax、CORSAIR、PNY、Melco、Unifosa etc...
||Hitachi、LG、Intel、nVIDIA、SONY、HP、ASUS、TOSHIBA、TSMC、Applied Materials、MTI etc...
|Banking / Investment：
||Goldman Sachs、Bear Stearns、UBS Investment Bank、Merrill Lynch、Credit Suisse、Deutsche Bank、JP Morgan、ABN AMRO、BNP Paribas、Mitsubishi UFJ、Morgan Stanley、Lehman Brothers、Sumimoto、Citigroup etc.....
The fee includes the admission to the conference, program materials and refreshments. Seats are limited hence we encourage you to register early to secure your seat(s) and enjoy the discount.
Reservation will only be secured upon receipt of full payment.
Early Bird Discounted Price: USD$250 (If registered by Friday,May 5,2008)
Standard Price: USD$300
Group Discounts: buy 5, get 1 FREE
When you register for 5 conference passes (for the same organization, in one transaction), you will receive 1 free ticket.