DigiTimes reports spot prices of 1Gb DDR2 memory chips are expected to climb further to around $2 by the end of the year, due to increased demand from OEM PC makers and an increase in end-market seasonal demand.
The module makers said they have received more orders from PC OEMs who are experiencing insufficient DDR2 supply from the upstream. Previous reports indicated that major DRAM makers are moving to speed up technology migration, and allocate more capacity to DDR3 output.
Average pricing for DDR2 1Gb eTT (effective tested) chips has arrived at US$1.71, and the 1Gb DDR3 segment has reached US$2.05, according to DRAMeXchange data. The average price of DDR2 1Gb eTT has remained unchanged since last week (from September 7-14), but 1Gb DDR3 is lower than the US$2.07 for September 7.