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Price hikes ahead for networking and memory ICs

Chipmakers and IC distributors of networking chips are poised to embrace a price hike due to the prolonged chip storage. Memory chips, such as DDR3, will also benefit from it to stop the falling price. DDRs will start to raise the price as early as the first quarter of 2022.

IC distributors see order visibility for Wi-Fi SoCs through 1H22: Distributors of niche-type ICs such as networking chips are poised to benefit from quote hikes for Wi-Fi 5 SoCs that see an increasingly severe shortage, with their order visibility already clear through the first half of 2022, according to industry sources.

Chipmakers to rev up production of Wi-Fi 6/6E SoCs in 2022: Wi-Fi SoCs in diverse specs are all in short supply, and chipmakers are stepping up production and shipments of Wi-Fi 6/6E chipsets amid tight foundry capacity supply looking to gain from higher unit prices and gross margins, according to industry sources.

DDR3 chip prices to regain momentum in 1Q22: Niche-market DDR3 memory prices are poised to stop falling and begin to rise as early as the first quarter of 2022 and will be rising through 2023, according to industry sources.