The rapid rise in sales of DRAM semiconductors over the first half of 2010 is likely to hit a peak before the end of the year, predicts Gartner.
According to the analyst, the zenith in the segment of the semiconductors market dealing with dynamic random access memory is approaching.
"Due to early strength in the PC market and supply constraints, the DRAM industry has been very profitable, with revenue set to increase by 82.5 per cent," says research vice-president Bryan Lewis, looking to the full-year performance expected in 2010.
While the analyst adds that the peak is likely in 2010, the market is forecasted to remain strong into the latter part of 2011.
The comments come as Gartner revises its forecast for full-year growth in semiconductor revenues upwards to 31.5 per cent.
In June, a predicted rise of 27 per cent was foreseen by the research firm, based on five strong sequential quarters of growth.