DRAM will continue to rise in price in 2010.

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November 22, 2009 at 18:55:18
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According to vice president of Nanya Technology, Pai Pei-Lin, contract prices for DRAM chips will continue to rise next month, and he foresees a supply shortage next year as the demand for PC replacement outpaces capacity expansion.

In somewhat of a domino effect, Pai predicts that Windows 7 will induce a long overdue upgrade cycle that has been put off because of disinterest in Vista. This will further raise demand for DRAM chips, until memory makers simply can't churn out enough product.

Contract prices of DDR2 chips have been steadily climbing since August, rising beyond DDR3 prices in October, a trend that will likely continue in the coming months as major vendors adopt DDR3 for some 50% of their memory needs. The average contract price of 1Gb DDR2 667MHz chips rose 15.7% to $2.06 in early October, while 1Gb DDR3 1066MHz chips were $1.94, up 10.9%.

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#1
November 22, 2009 at 19:19:50
Remember memory prices in 1989? $300-400/Mbyte? That would make 4Gb cost well over a million bucks.

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November 22, 2009 at 19:52:35
I'm just glad I bought my ram back in June and not now, I saved myself nearly 35 dollars. That's why when I hear people say "oh it's just going to be a short term hike in price, by next month DRAM prices will start to go down" well not according to this, it's forcasted to continue this way all the way through next year, which means pc vendors aren't prob going to be so generous anymore with the amount of ram they are putting on their pc's. You don't see a lot 8gb's of ram on many new mid-range pc's like you used to. Now, you see more like 4 or 6gb's of ram that come with many mid-range pc's which is another clear sign that DRAM prices aren't going to drop anytime soon, when pc vendors start cutting back on the amount of ram that they are putting in their pc's.

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#3
November 22, 2009 at 20:28:58
I read it to say we have conspired to price fix our product at a higher than market price. We can get away with it too.

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November 22, 2009 at 21:11:42
The oil companies do exactly that too. I've been in the petroleum business since 386's were new and the new excuses that accompany each price hike boggle the imaginaton.

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