DRAM Prices Still on a Downward Trend
The generally expected stabilization of DRAM pricing due to the bankruptcy of Elpida is not taking place yet.
TrendForce is reporting falling prices for memory modules in August, which mirrors similar reports from other research firms. TrendForce said that a 4 GB DDR3 module stood at about $18 in the second half of August, down about 4 percent from the first half of the month. Spot market prices are a little lower and were in the $17.50 range.
The trend in September is still heading down with spot prices for 4 GB modules currently hovering in the area of $17.25, with market lows that are touching $17. 2 GB DDR3 modules have fallen below $10 and are currently trading as low as $9.75.
Untested 4 Gb DDR3 (1600 MHz) chips are currently selling for $2.57 on the spot market. 2 Gb versions (1333/1600 MHz) are at about $0.85.