Demand from China and Japan has picked up, but Europe and America still remain weak, the makers commented. Overall, 1Gb DDR2 will find it difficult to reach the US$1.5 mark, the makers indicated.
The oversupply-driven downturn in the commodity memory market has improved as a result of production cutbacks and Qimonda's exit from the market, but is still far from a full recovery, the makers said. Ultimately, contract prices for mainstream DDR2 chips went up by only 6-8% in the first half of February, presenting a lower-than-expected gain, according to the makers.
DRAM prices may drop again
Posted on Sunday, Feb 15 2009 @ 01:10 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
DigiTimes reports prices of 1Gb DDR2 chips may drop again to $1, as demand remains sluggish.