Even though favorable market price continued during the first quarter, which has been traditionally slow-season in the memory semiconductor market, the revenue and the operating profit declined by 3% and 2% because of the Company’s declined shipments of DRAM and NAND Flash.
Quarter-over-quarter, DRAM bit shipments decreased by 5% due to weak mobile demand and lessened production days nevertheless of sustained robust server demand. However, the average selling price rose by 9% through evenly increased price for all DRAM product categories.
For NAND Flash, the bit shipments declined by 10% mainly due to the weak sales in the mobile sector. The average selling price was lowered by 1%.
SK Hynix will place its focus on expanding leading edge technologies and diversifying product portfolio to actively respond to the market demands. Therefore, it will consistently expand the portion of 1Xnm and hit its stride in the sales of 1Xnm server and graphics DRAM.
In addition, the Company is to enter the enterprise SSD market with its PCIe products that have been recently validated by IDC clients. Furthermore, SK Hynix plans to stretch its cutting-edge 72-Layer 3D NAND to increase the sales of high density mobile applications and a variety of client SSD solutions.
About SK Hynix Inc.
SK Hynix Inc., headquartered in Korea, is the world’s top tier semiconductor supplier offering Dynamic Random Access Memory chips (“DRAM”), Flash memory chips ("NAND Flash") and CMOS Image Sensors ("CIS") for a wide range of distinguished customers globally. The Company’s shares are traded on the Korea Exchange, and the Global Depository shares are listed on the Luxemburg Stock Exchange. Further information about SK Hynix is available at www.skhynix.com.
SK Hynix Inc.
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