DRAMeXchange reports contract prices of DDR2 memory chips have spiked by nearly 14 percent this month due to chip shortages. The benchmark price is now $41, up from $36, and prices are expected to rise even more.
The analyst company thinks that DDR2 contract prices are likely to continue to rise during the month.
Manufacturers of DRAM want the next generation of memory, DDR3 to displace DDR2, and have done so for quite some time.
DRAM Exchange said that PC OEMs are beginning to adopt DDR3 memory chips because of the high price and "scarcity" of DDR2 chips.