Global DRAM revenue reached $7.5 bln in Q2 2006

Worldwide DRAM revenue rose to $7.5 bln in Q2 2006, up 14.3% from $6.6 bln in Q1 2006. iSuppli had expected revenue growth of only 4.4%. The overall impact was a rise in global DRAM prices of 4% compared to Q1 2006. iSuppli three months ago had predicted a 4% decline for Q2 2006, which would be closer to a normal decrease in DRAM pricing. Overall DRAM bit production growth worldwide increased by 10% during Q2 2006 compared to 15% during Q2 2005. This deceleration in bit production growth provided further support for pricing.