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DRAM spot prices down, contract prices up

Posted: 05 Jul 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:DRAM contract prices? memory market? DRAM China market?

There's good and bad news in DRAMs: Spot prices are down, but contract prices are up.

"As many PC OEMs build up their inventory levels ahead of the strong seasonal sales, demand in the contract market has picked up," according to the DRAMeXchange.

"DRAM contract prices are expected to go up by 10 percent in July," according to the DRAM clearing house. "Relevant manufacturers are hoping the DRAM average price will stabilize in Q3. The fact in earning a profit may seem unlikely, but the stabilization will at least lessen the impact from the losses they may incur."

It's a different story on the spot market. "DRAM spot market trading was sluggish last week, as manufacturers began to count their month-end inventory," according to the firm.

"In the China market, the reduction in the amount of smuggled chips from Hong Kong has caused a decrease in price queries, and a gradual decline in the spot price," according to the DRAM clearing house.

The DDR2 eTT chip increased to $2.28, while branded DDR2 512Mbit 64Mbit x 8 edged down to $2.26.

- Mark LaPedus
EE Times

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