Micron: DDR4 to remain more expensive than DDR3 throughout 2015

Posted on Tuesday, Jan 13 2015 @ 13:37 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Later this year DDR4 memory is moving to the mainstream market with the introduction of Intel's Skylake processor and as was the case in the past the new memory technology will initially be more costly than its predecessor. Micron Technology told investors it expects DDR4 to remain more expensive than DDR3 in the coming quarters:
“DDR4 ASPs remain at a significant premium to DDR3 given the enhanced performance,” said Mark Adams, the president of Micron, during a conference call with investors and financial analysts. “As the market for DDR4 begins to take shape over the next 12 months and beyond the rate of growth should positively impact our average ASP.”

Unfortunately, Micron has made no predictions regarding adoption of DDR4 by the market; it is unknown how many desktop and laptop PCs will use the new type of memory.

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