News
 

Bookmark and Share

(4) 

Despite of expectations, memory prices are unlikely to increase due to ongoing ramp of DRAM shipments by world’s leading maker of memory used in computers, claims Nam Hyung Kim, a principal analyst with iSuppli Corp., an El Segundo, California-based research firm.

Memory makers have reportedly tried to reallocate manufacturing capacities from DRAM to more profitable flash or other components, which limited supply growth of DRAM in May, June and July, causing an uptick in pricing. In August, however, leading memory makers, such as Samsung, Hynix, Micron and Infineon, started to ramp up supplies of memory for personal computers by substantial percent, which is likely to cause memory pricing plunge.

Earlier this year memory makers and analysts warned about soaring DRAM prices, citing back-to-school and Christmas seasons as the main drivers for the demand increase for dynamic random access memory. However, iSuppli analyst, whose column is published by Silicon Strategies web-site, believed that raising shipments will not allow DRAM prices to soar.

In late July, 2004, a number of memory makers, including ProMOS and Micron, expected DRAM pricing to uptick in Fall as a result of skyrocketing demand from PC makers. However, the warnings are unlikely to materialize, at least in the next few weeks, due to increased supply of DRAM chips.

At press time average price of 256Mb DDR SDRAM memory chip (266MHz or 400MHz) was $4.13 to $4.43 at spot-market, according to DRAMeXchange. The lowest contract price on 256Mb DRAMs was $4.31. In late July 256Mb memory modules cost from $4.71 to $4.77 at spot-market, while the lowest contract price on them was $4.50 per unit. At the end of May, 2004, spot market’s average price of 256Mb DDR memory chips was $4.80, while this year’s peak was at $6.30 per device in early April.

Discussion

Comments currently: 4
Discussion started: 08/26/04 08:23:42 AM
Latest comment: 08/28/04 12:25:51 AM

[1-1]

1. 
Are prices supposed to "Plummet" or remain relatively unchanged?? This article isn't clear at all.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 08/26/04 08:23:42 AM]
Reply

[1-1]

Add your Comment




Related news

Latest News

Thursday, November 6, 2014

6:48 am | LG’s Unique Ultra-Wide Curved 34” Display Finally Hits the Market. LG 34UC97 Available in the U.S. and the U.K.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

8:52 pm | Lisa Su Appointed as New CEO of Advanced Micro Devices. Rory Read Steps Down, Lisa Su Becomes New CEO of AMD

Thursday, August 28, 2014

12:22 pm | AMD Has No Plans to Reconsider Recommended Prices of Radeon R9 Graphics Cards. AMD Will Not Lower Recommended Prices of Radeon R9 Graphics Solutions

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

9:09 pm | Samsung Begins to Produce 2.13GHz 64GB DDR4 Memory Modules. Samsung Uses TSV DRAMs for 64GB DDR4 RDIMMs

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

6:41 pm | AMD Quietly Reveals Third Iteration of GCN Architecture with Tonga GPU. AMD Unleashes Radeon R9 285 Graphics Cards, Tonga GPU, GCN 1.2 Architecture