BARCELONA Nov 15 ASML, the leading
supplier of chip-making equipment, said it expected demand in
the memory sector to be weak in 2013, despite a rise in NAND
memory prices in recent weeks.
Chief Financial Officer Peter Wennink told a conference
organised by Morgan Stanley that the 2013 outlook for memory
chips for 2013 was "a pretty dire picture".
He said he was not counting on any uptick in NAND memory,
but the company would build buffers to hedge for any potential
He said, however, that demand in the logic chip industry
would remain strong, adding that 2013 would be second-half
weighted due to the introduction of 28 nanometer technology
later in the year.
(Reporting by Paul Sandle)