DRAM Contract Prices Decline in November

Prices fell about 3 percent in the second half, following a stable period in the first half of the month, DRAMeXchange said. 2 GB DDR3 modules were selling for an average of $8.75, while and 4GB versions averaged $15.25.

2 Gb chips sold for about $0.80 in the second half of the year, down from $0.83 earlier last month. Current prices are holding stable, selling for an average of $0.80, with lows of $0.78. Digitimes reported that it is unlikely that DRAM prices will be falling further.

The future for DRAM makers is uncertain as the PC marketing is in a slump and would need a substantial boost to entice PC makers to stock up on memory and increase their purchases. In a scenario pointed out by Digitimes, more PC makers will be focusing on non-PC products, which will impact the bit growth of DRAM memory: DRAM makers may ship only 30 percent more bit capacity than they did in 2012, Digitimes said.

 

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  • xpeh
    Just a little more and RAM will be free.
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  • wannabepro
    Just a little more and then RAM will be cheap enough for 128 GB RAM disks.
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  • wanderer11
    wannabeproJust a little more and then RAM will be cheap enough for 128 GB RAM disks.

    Too bad mobos with that many RAM slots aren't getting any cheaper.
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