The three DRAM makers are already the subject of a class-action law suit alleging they colluded to raise prices of DRAM and thereby pushed price increases onto purchasers of equipment, such as smartphones and laptop computers (see Micron, Samsung, SK-Hynix pursued over DRAM pricing). The suit was filed by a class-action specialist Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP (Seattle, Washington) in the Northern District of California.
However, it now appears that China's government is preparing a similar line of enquiry. China reportedly consumes about 20 percent of global DRAM output and 25 percent of global NAND flash output.
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