If you need memory modules it may be a good idea to buy them soon as it looks like prices will continue to increase until Q3 2017. Nanya Technology president Pei-Ing Lee predicts prices will rise through the second quarter of this year and expects they will start to show signs of stabilizing in the third quarter. Prices are going up due to tight supply.
The global DRAM supply will continue to fall slightly short of demand in the second quarter, said Lee, adding that the company's DRAM ASPs will rise in both the first and second quarters.
DRAM prices are expected to become less volatile starting the third quarter, Lee noted. Nevertheless, the overall market conditions during the second half of 2017 will depend very much on major chip vendors' capex plans for DRAM, Lee said.