Memory maker Kingston believes prices of DDR2 chips will increase throughout the third quarter of the year, mainly driven by demand from the Chinese market.
DRAM prices will be driven up mainly by demand from the China market throughout the third quarter of 2009, with quotes for 1Gb DDR2 to rise from US$1 at present, to US$1.50 or higher, according to Scott Chen, vice president for APAC business at Kingston Technology. Chen said there is little chance that the price of mainstream DDR2 chips will fall to below US$1 in the quarter.
The average contract price of 1Gb DDR2 chips began to rally to US$0.94 in the second half of April, compared to the average of US$0.88 that had been maintained from the second half of February, according to data gathered by DRAMeXchange.
Furthermore, DRAMeXchance also predicts DRAM prices will go up by between 10-15 percent in the coming weeks.
DRAMeXchange reckons that DRAM contract prices will move to between $9 - $10 a GB from $8 to $8.50 last month, a 15 percent increase. Some DRAM makers are reportedly looking at a target of $12 - $13 a gigabyte by the end of this month.