Performance of Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 8, on the market seized the attention from various parties, including Samsung. Samsung Chip Division President June Dong-soo, assessing Windows 8 is not better than Windows Vista.
“The Global PC industry continues to shrink despite the Windows 8 was launched. I think Windows 8 system is no better than the previous platform, Windows Vista,” said Jun, as reported by Tech Radar, Monday (03/11/2013).
Because looking at the Personal Computer (PC) market is constantly changing and rotating, Jun said that Samsung cut PC memory chip production in large quantities. Citing data from research International Data Corporation (IDC) firm, PC shipments this year will drop from 2.8 percent to 1.3 percent.
As the global PC industry shrank, Jun said that Samsung will focus on the phone memory for tablets and smartphones. “The market will sees a balance of supply and demand in the second quarter, and Samsung expects no more demand for mobile DRAM, which is more profitable than conventional chips,” explains June
However, Jun claimed that Samsung was waiting to check out consumer demand, including for smartphones and tablets, before finalizing its investment plans for other facilities. “Sony, HTC, Nokia, and LG Electronics are very aggressive in their smartphone business, thus increasing the demand for mobile DRAM chips,” he said.
“But we have to check if the request is real or fake. Because Samsung hesitant to finalize investment this year,” he concluded.Advertisement