DigiTimes talked to Jance Lu, chairperson of memory maker Power Quotient International (PQI), and heard DDR3 prices are likely to remain stable until the third quarter when demand is expected to outstrip supply.
Prices for DDR2 chips are expected to rise again in the second quarter mainly due to reduced production at makers, with the pricing showing more strength than the DDR3 segment, according to Jance Lu, chairperson of memory-module house Power Quotient International (PQI). Prices for DDR3 chips will remain stable until the third quarter when demand outstrips supply and boosts prices, said Lu.
The supply of DDR2 chips is likely to contract significantly starting in March, as more chipmakers switch their focuses to DDR3 output, Lu indicated. However, there will still be demand for DDR2 from the channel market though DDR3 is poised to become the mainstream soon, Lu noted.