Still in short supply
Last modified on Wednesday, 25 November 2009 12:04
Prices for DRAM are finally evening out after a period
where manufacturers were demanding so much that suppliers couldn't manage to
get enough chips to them.
Nanya Technology spokesperson Pei-lin Pai said that the
shortage in the contract market was over. He said that PC OEMs can get enough from their contract
market suppliers and were not having to buy from the more expensive spot
market. Pai said that this had lead to a reduction in the price
of DRAM chips, even if the amount of DRAM out there was not particularly high
Contract prices for DRAM chips remain unchanged for the
second half of November, ending a rally that began in July, according
to DRAMeXchange. You can buy 2GB DDR2 and 2GB DDR3 modules for $41 and
which is the same as the beginning of the year.