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Issue Date: JAN, 2014
 
Market Insights

Video Wall Controller Software Is Available Now!

PAPS is pleased to announce that we have partnered with Vu Wall, the Canadian-based Video Wall Software controller specialist company. Vu Wall's Video Wall Software Controller has been certified by Matrox and it has also been tested and qualified by Advantech's Intelligent System Team. Vu Wall software controller is the perfect bundled solution for Advantech AVS systems.

96SW-VUWALL2 is perfect for Video Wall and Multi-monitor systems:

Control Room
Security and Traffic Monitoring
Video Conferencing
Board Room
Public Information

See more functions and features, please check out the attached DM or click here.

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SK Hynix Wuxi Factory Fire Follow Up

The Hynix fire in October, 2012, resulted in panic in the market with stock hoarding and a soaring 20% increase in the price of DRAM. Previous forecasts that weak demand for standard PC memory would lead to lower prices were completely overthrown after the blaze.

DRAM Pricing Trend Before and After Fire. (DDR3 2Gb 256X8 1600MHz):

After the fire which affected the SK Hynix Wuxi plant, 2Gb DRAM prices soared up more than 50% in October. However, the spot price returned to the $2.10-$2.30 USD range, as market demand was still weak. In general, the market price was expected to flatten out or gradually decrease.

As of the end of December last year, SK Hynix Wuxi's factory is back in production. 2Gb (256X8) yield is not high and demand is still low, so they decided to phase out all 256X8 chips. However, after they issued a (256X8) phase-out notice letter, market prices again began fluctuating. An imbalance between supply and demand as well as production damage from the fire, led to a spot price increase of 2 to 3% in December, 2013.

Recent DRAM (DDR3 1333 2Gb 256X8) Price Chart:

To reduce business impact, longer lead-times, and higher prices, PAPS suggests the following:
1.Qualifying more than one module for the same project, which it is built by a different IC brand.
2.Temporarily using Samsung or Micron IC built modules to avoid longer lead-times and price uncertainty.

Currently, we have a stable supply of AQD modules, built by Samsung or Micron IC. We suggest customers use the following replacement modules to replace Hynix IC modules.

Shortage Item Description Suggested Replacement Description
96D3-2G1333NN-TR1 DDR3 2GB 240PIN 1333Mhz AQD-D3L2GN16-SQ
AQD-D3L2GN16-HQ
DDR3 2GB 240PIN 1600Mhz
96D3-4G1333NN-TR DDR3 4GB 240PIN 1333Mhz AQD-D3L4GN16-SG
AQD-D3L4GN16-MG
DDR3 4GB 240PIN 1600Mhz
96SD3-2G1333NN-TR2 DDR3 2GB 204PIN 1333Mhz AQD-SD3L2GN16-SQ
AQD-SD3L2GN16-HQ
DDR3 2GB 204PIN 1600Mhz
96SD3-4G1333NN-TR1 DDR3 4GB 204PIN 1333Mhz AQD-SD3L4GN16-SG
AQD-SD3L4GN16-MG
DDR3 4GB 204PIN 1600Mhz
96SD3-4G1333E-TR DDR3 2GB 204PIN 1333Mhz WITH ECC AQD-SD3L4GE16-MG DDR3 2GB 204PIN 1600Mhz WITH ECC
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Product Information

PAPS Phased-in Product Information for 12/1-12/31

Product Picture Advantech PN Product Description Manufacturer Manufacturer PN
96FMCFI-256-CT-AP5 256M CF CARD SLC COM TEMP UDMA4 APACER AP-CF256ME3NR-NRQ
96FMCFI-1G-CT-AP5 1G CF CARD SLC COM TEMP UDMA4 APACER AP-CF001GE3NR-NRQ
96FMCFI-2G-CT-AP5 2G CF CARD SLC COM TEMP UDMA4 APACER AP-CF002GE3NR-NRQ
96FMCFI-4G-CT-AP5 4G CF CARD SLC  COM TEMP UDMA4 APACER AP-CF004GE3NR-NRQ
96FMCFI-8G-CT-AP5 8G CF CARD SLC  COM TEMP UDMA4 APACER AP-CF008GE3NR-NRQ
96FMCFI-16G-CT-AP5 16G CF CARD SLC COM TEMP UDMA4 APACER AP-CF016GE3NR-NRQ
 
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