DigiTimes reports DDR2 chip contract prices are now higher than DDR3 parts:
Contract quotes for 2GB DDR2 modules went up to US$31.50 on average in the first half of October 2009, exceeding the level of US$31 that DDR3 parts achieved, according to data from DRAMeXchange. 1Gb DDR2 chips edged up to US$1.78, also surpassing 1Gb DDR3 at US$1.75.
At the spot market, prices for 1Gb DDR2 soared over 5% in one day on October 8, the data showed. Average quotes for DDR2 1Gb 800MHz chips, which were seen topping the US$2 mark earlier than expected last week, continued to rally and beat the 1Gb DDR3 segment at US$2.24 yesterday (October 8). Average pricing for DDR2 1Gb eTT (effective tested) chips also went up to US$2.18 on October 8, approaching the average price of DDR3 chips (US$2.21).