DigiTimes writes both NAND flash memory and DRAM memory prices will continue to increase this month:
While DRAM contract prices areexpectedto continue rising through the rest of August, NAND flash prices are continuing to rise also, especially after a power outage at the Korea fabs of Samsung Electronics last week. Samsung's raising of quotes for NAND flash in the spot market, lead effectively tested (eTT) DRAM supplier Powerchip Semiconductor Corporation (PSC) to raise quotes substantially.
Ever since Samsung reported the interruption of production caused by a power outage at its Korea fabs on August 3, marketers are concerned about the corresponding trend in NAND flash prices. Sources at memory module houses indicated that Samsung's latest quote for 8Gb, 16Gb and 32Gb NAND flash in multi-level cell (MLC) architecture are US$9.50, US$18.50 and US$35, respectively.