U.S. backs off Taiwan DRAM tax

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U.S. backs off Taiwan DRAM tax

The United States will not impose dumping duties on Taiwan DRAM makers, following a U.S. International Trade Commission decision that imported 1-Mbit and higher-density memories from Taiwan do not threaten the U.S. memory industry.

The ruling was a stunning setback for Micron Technology of Idaho, which had petitioned for strong sanctions against Taiwan for allegedly selling memory products in the United States below cost.

Nanya, Mosel-Vitelic, Vanguard and other Taiwanese memory makers represent about 5 percent of the global memory market.

The ITC decision should prevent a steep increase in DRAM prices from hitting consumers anytime soon.

The story appers at www.techweb.com.