DDR2 1Gb chip price plunges to historic low

Posted on Thursday, Oct 02 2008 @ 05:31 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
DigiTimes reports prices of DDR2 1Gb eTT (Effectively Tested) chips have reached an historic low:
1Gb DDR2 eTT chips recently traded at US$1.23 on average, compared to US$1.26 quoted for branded 1Gb DDR2 parts, the sources indicated.

The price of branded 1Gb DDR2 chips dropped drastically at the end of September due to the release of large-volume inventories by major players, including Samsung Electronics, Hynix Semiconductor, Qimonda and Micron Technology, the sources noted.

The major players were dumping inventory into the spot market for cash in oder to shore up their bottom lines in preparation for the release of their third-quarter financial reports, said the sources.

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