THE MOMENT that the analysts have been waiting for, when the DDR2 DRAM price finally matches that of the higher tech DDR3, has finally happened according to DRAMexchange.
DDR2 memory prices have risen to $2 for a 1Gb 800MHz chip, which apparently is the magic moment when suppliers are supposed to say, "sod this for a game of soldiers, it is too expensive and we will start installing DDR3 instead."
The sudden price rise has caught many analysts on the hop. Apparently they were all on holiday, having a nice bath or walking the dog and were completely surprised.
Last week prices for DDR2 RAM increased rapidly and that meant that most PC OEMs found it harder to get DDR2 chips.
Now analysts are apparently rushing to the blower to tell the world plus dog that the transition to DDR3 will be a lot quicker than had been expected. This will be good news for the memory chip industry, which also looks like it is starting to recover. µ