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Highlights of the day: Samsung phasing out low-density DRAM

by DIGITIMES

Samsung is looking to phase out its DDR3 production in two years to focus more on making CMOS image sensors that offer better profits. Foundry house PSMC reportedly has secured long-term orders from MediaTek and new contracts from Qualcomme - both for PWMICs. Components shortages are still preventing notebook makers from fully satisfying clients' needs in fourth-quarter 2021.

Samsung to discontinue DDR3 product line in 2 years: Samsung Electronics has discontinued DDR2 memory, and is on track to stop making DDR3 chips within the next two years, according to industry sources.

PSMC obtains orders for PWM ICs from MediaTek, Qualcomm: Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) has secured long-term orders for power management ICs from MediaTek, and has struck a new contract also for the manufacture of PWM ICs with Qualcomm, according to industry sources.

Notebook ODMs still unable to fulfill all orders for 4Q21: Notebook ODMs are still unable to fulfill all customer orders for the fourth quarter of 2021 due mainly to the ongoing shortage of certain chips and components, but delivery of deferred shipments could lead to a particularly strong first quarter of 2022 for them, according to industry sources.

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