DigiTimes reports pricing of DDR3 memory modules is expected to soar by double-digit figures this month, after already rising by double-digits in September. Contract prices of 4GB DDR3 modules are anticipated to hit US$35-38 this month.
DRAMeXchange has disclosed that contract prices for 4GB DDR3 modules rose to as high as US$32 in the second half of September, up about 14.3% compared to the second half of August, due to the impact of a September 4 fire at SK Hynix' China fab.
DRAM contract prices will continue rising in October and likely through November, due to continued limited supply and lower inventory held by PC OEMs, the sources noted.
As for spot prices, 2Gb DDR3 chips are now quoted at as high as US$2.50 while prices for 4Gb DDR3 parts have risen to US$4.50, the sources disclosed.