DRAM prices in the United States and Europe have begun to fall by around 5%, thanks to DRAM suppliers wanting to get rid of unnecessary stock.
TrendForce said that quarter-over-quarter DRAM price increases could even out due to high inventory levels.
SK Hynix reportedly manufactured defective DRAM, but said the reports are overblown and it has filed a police report on the matter.
A U.S. law firm once again filed a class-action lawsuit claiming Samsung, SK Hynix, and Micron colluded to fix DRAM pricing.
TrendForce predicted that DRAM prices would rise 13-18% in the second quarter as consumer demand holds steady.
SK Hynix is looking at 600-layer 3D NAND, EUV-based DDR5 SDRAM, converged computing-in-memory devices.
Demand for SSDs and GDDR6 will rise thanks to the hefty specs of the next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X, according to research firm DRAMeXchange.
New restrictions in Japan on exports to South Korea could threaten the global supply of memory chips worldwide.
Samsung announced the industry's first HBM2E memory, "Flashbolt" which increases bandwidth by 33% and has a maximum bandwidth per package of 410GB/s.
Samsung to start production of DRAM and processors in its new $14 billion South Korean chip plant in the first half of 2017.