PRICES for 1Gb DDR2 and 1Gb DDR3 have continued to increase.
A Gb of DDR2 will set you back $1.53 and a Gb of DDR3 costs $1.66. According to the beancounters at DRAMeXchange these represent price increases of 8.5 per cent for DDR2 and 5.1 per cent for DDR3.
Contract quotes for 2GB DDR2 and 2GB DDR3 modules have gone up to $27.50 and $29.50, respectively, on average in the first-half of September.
DDR3 chip prices have been slower to rise since August when they made a sudden big jump.
Meanwhile 1Gb DDR2 contract pricing has risen by a high single digit in the first half of September, compared with slower growth in the second-half of August.
In the spot market, average pricing for DDR2 1Gb eTT chips rallied 2.89 per cent to close at $1.71 on 7th September, and the 1Gb DDR3 segment grew 1.17 per cent to $2.07, DRAMeXchange said.
It is predicted that the market will make sudden changes when the price of DDR3 becomes cheaper than DDR2 for the first time. Hardware makers are then likely to switch their system over to the more advanced memory and DDR2 will slowly become a thing of the past. µ
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