SEOUL, April 26 SK hynix Semiconductor Inc
, the world's No.2 computer memory chip maker,
reported its third consecutive quarterly loss on Thursday, as
computer chip prices continued to fall.
The South Korean firm, which is participating in the bidding
for Japan's troubled rival Elpida Memory Inc, posted an
operating loss of 260 billion won ($227.8 million) for the three
months ended March, worse than an average forecast for a 155
billion won loss by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
That compared with a profit of 323 billion won a year ago
and a loss of 167 billion won in the preceding quarter.