In the first half April contract price of 4GB DDR3 memory module increased by 8% to $25.5 - $26 per unit (from $23 in the second half of March), according to DRAMeXchange. A 2GB DDR3 memory module cost $14.75 on an average contract basis, an increase of over 5% in two weeks. The contract price of 4Gb DRAM IC capable of running at 1333MHz/1600MHz was $2.88 in the first half of April, whereas the DDR3 2Gb chip cost $1.44.
At press time, one untested [eTT] 2Gb DDR3 chip cost $1.54 on average at Taiwan's spot market, 2Gb DDR3 1333MHz/1600MHz chip's price was approximately $1.726/$1.705, whereas 4Gb DDR3 1600MHz memory IC was priced at $3.335 on average on the spot market. The current price increases mark the fifth consecutive month of DRAM price growth, and a historical high of $30 per 4GB DDR3 module is not far off.
4GB DDR3 module cost up $2.5 in two weeks
Posted on Monday, April 22 2013 @ 13:20 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
X-bit Labs wrote on Friday that pricing of 4GB DDR3 memory modules increased by up to $2.5 in two weeks. According to DRAMeXchange, the price hike is the resulst of the restocking of of PC makers and the shrinking production of desktop DRAM.