DigiTimes writes contract prices for 2GB and 4GB DDR3 memory modules were up significantly in the first half of March, prices rose 22 percent and 16.5 percent, respectively.
Early March contract quotes for 2GB and 4GB DDR3 modules came to US$13.75 and US$23, respectively, on average, DRAMeXchange disclosed. Prices for 2Gb and 4Gb DDR3 chips averaged US$1.28 and US$2.56, respectively, during the period, rising about 18.5%.
The tablet market in China has been expanding rapidly, spurring demand for standard DRAM parts, DRAMeXchange said. Growth in demand coming from China's tablet market already led to a recent surge in spot market prices, DRAMeXchange indicated.