Can you make money selling DRAM? The Memory Guy says “yes,” but perhaps not all of the time

Jim Handy, The Memory Guy, has decided to become a Mythbuster with respect to the meme: “You cannot make a profit in the DRAM manufacturing business.” He just published a blog post titled “Is DRAM Really a Profitless Business?” This blog post contains a plot that shows aggregate profits for the DRAM industry from 1991 through 2011. Cutting to the chase, the industry’s aggregate revenue for this time period was $477 billion. Average profit over 21 years: $200 billion.

How does Handy know? He’s “The Memory Guy.” It’s his business to know.

Here’s a thumbnail of Handy’s/Memory Guy’s chart:

To see the real thing, go read The Memory Guy’s blog post.

About sleibson2

EDA360 Evangelist and Marketing Director at Cadence Design Systems (blog at
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