Micron to buy Elpida, DRAM market left with 3 competitors

By Rick · 5 replies
Jul 2, 2012
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  1. Bloomberg brings news from Japan that U.S-based chipmaker Micron Technology will purchase Japanese rival Elpida. This falls in line with a statement made last month by CEO Mark Durcan that Micron would make the purchase, but only if it could……

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  2. EEatGDL

    EEatGDL TS Evangelist Posts: 568   +241

    I'm a bit confused about the 3 competitors. What does Kingston do? Design, manufacture, supply, ... and these 3 companies? I mean, I want to know to understand the difference of what each do. I didn't know only 3 were considered. If someone knows it would be very clarifying.
  3. Hondosan

    Hondosan TS Rookie

    "140 billion yen -- or about 12.6 million dollars"

    Seems a little off.
  4. Kingston manufacture memory MODULES.

    The other 3 manufacture memory CHIPS used in the memory MODULES.

    From the Kingston website:

  5. Quite. It should be $1.75 billion = 140 billion yen, as they're ysing a currency converion rate of 1 dollar = 80 yen.
  6. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 4,572   +65

    Fixed the conversion slip up (waaaay off). Thanks for the heads up.

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