Memory makers are unwilling to further decrease DDR2 memory prices as the current prices are already below the manufacturing costs. Therefore it's expected that prices will start soaring in June as memory makers are trying to cut their losses:
Although DRAM makers must still ship their chips in May, they indicated no additional price cuts would be made, due to the continuing losses. Prices have thus started to increase for last week. Yet, the end market demand is not expected to pick up in May and June, and PC shipments have been performing worse than expected in May, in the wake of a weak seasonality. Furthermore, PC OEMs, major spot market buyers, and module houses still have inventory levels lasting for more than a month. DRAMeXchange believes that by only relying on buyers in purchasing cheaper chips, the DRAM price increase will be limited at least before June.