Market research firm trendforce expects prices of server DRAM (dynamic random access memory) products to fall 10% – 15% in the third quarter of this year. It also expects prices of mobile DRAM chips to fall by 8% in the third quarter of this year, with prices of consumer DRAM chips falling by the largest 10%. Prior to this, industry chain sources revealed that DRAM and NAND flash memory are in excess supply, and this situation will last until next year. Samsung and other major memory chip manufacturers currently have an average inventory of nearly four months. In early September, insiders of memory module manufacturers disclosed that the price of DRAM in stock had risen by 10% – 15% this month, mainly because one manufacturer increased the purchasing scale and purchased chips on a large scale, resulting in the rise of spot price. At the beginning of August, research institutions had predicted that the global DRAM product sales would resume growth this year, reaching US $64.555 billion, a year-on-year increase of 3.2%. At the end of August, the Agency predicted that the capital expenditure of Samsung, SK Hynix and micron would continue to decline this year. Among them, Samsung’s capital expenditure on DRAM will drop to $4.9 billion, a decrease of $1.3 billion compared with last year’s $6.2 billion, with a year-on-year decrease of 21%. In recent weeks, analysts have been raising Samsung’s earnings expectations. Analysts expect the operating profit of Samsung’s chip business to be about 5 trillion won in the third quarter of this year. In addition, analysts predict that Samsung’s OEM business will grow in the third quarter. According to reports, the company has received orders from Qualcomm and NVIDIA to produce the latest chips for them. In mid September this year, foreign media said that Samsung Electronics won all OEM orders for the next-generation smartphone processor snapdragon 875, with a contract value of nearly US $1 billion. Global Tech