NH IT Greatest Decide of the Month: March First Decide: SK Hynix

The authors are analysts from NH Funding & Securities. They are often contacted at [email protected] – Ed.

We current SK Hynix as our prime decide for March. DRAM value enlargement is predicted to beat market forecast in 2Q21. Demand for servers outfitted with Intel’s new platform seems stable. Supported by the rising demand for crypto-mining tools, demand for graphics DRAM additionally seems sturdy.

DRAM contract value to rise 13% QT in 2Q21

The NH I&S tech staff is pitching SK Hynix as our prime decide for March. Our really useful sector is the semicon. We count on the DRAM contract value to climb 13% qq in 2Q21. Noting that next-generation servers outfitted with Intel’s Whitley platform are being rolled out, we imagine that elevated server funding will focus totally on North American hyperscaler prospects. The demand for graphics DRAM can be anticipated to extend. Accelerating demand from crypto mining farms is driving sturdy gross sales of Nvidia’s RTX 30 collection and different new GPU merchandise.

As demand will increase, the availability of reminiscence slows, with semi-icon participant investments stagnating on a year-over-year foundation. The event of the 1anm course of has been delayed on the main firm, and the fragmentation of the technological node impacts the operational effectivity of the plant.


Smartphone demand higher than anticipated; Mini-LED know-how market entry continues in earnest

Mixed: International demand for smartphones seems to be recovering at a quicker price than anticipated. Chinese language smartphone shipments in January rose sharply (+ 94.3% year-on-year), and gross sales of the Galaxy S21 and Apple iPhone 12 collection stay sturdy. Consequently, the imbalance between provide and demand for normal function parts comparable to MLCCs and PIs is rising and value will increase are underway. Demand is predicted to extend additional in 2H21.

Battery: With batteries recognized as a trigger of fireplace amongst battery prospects, battery producers want to extend product security to attain an primarily “zero” fireplace / explosion price. Specifically, the applying of varied battery inspection tools is to speed up the progress. As firms’ efforts to enhance battery security are anticipated to extend, the protection considerations which have solid a shadow over the battery trade are anticipated to fade, serving to to create a positive enterprise setting.

Show: In March, the launch of mini-LED televisions ought to actually begin. Since: 1) mini-LED televisions are identified to compete with OLED televisions; and a pair of) TVs are likely to exhibit excessive value elasticity of demand, we imagine that if mini-LED TVs are priced decrease than OLED TVs, the enterprise setting for OLED TVs could deteriorate.


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