According to DRAMeXchange, a division of global research firm TrendForce, with commodity DRAM prices on the rise, contract price for mainstream DDR3 4 GB modules has increased from US$17.25 at the beginning of the first quarter to US$23.5 at the end of March, a 36.2% increase.
According to DRAMeXchange, a research division of TrendForce, pricing momentum for the February contract market has been as strong as it was during January. DDR3 1600Mhz 4GB module prices grew by approximately 11%, approaching $19.75 USD on average and reaching up to as high as $20 USD.
According to DRAMeXchange, a division of global market research firm TrendForce, as top-tier DRAM makers continued to lower commodity DRAM output in favor of more profitable mobile and server DRAM products and demand surged on China’s MID market, DRAM spot prices increased in the fourth quarter of 2012.
According to DRAMeXchange, a research division of TrendForce, affected by spot market prices, DRAM contract prices increased by 2% on average in 1HDec., and the uptrend continues in 2HDec. Prices for mainstream 4GB modules in particular rose, by 3.17%.
According to DRAMeXchange, a division of global research firm TrendForce, as forecast in a previous report, DRAM contract price showed signs of stabilization in November; the previous US$1 to $2 monthly decline is narrowing, and DDR3 4GB contract price is holding at the US$15 mark.
According to DRAMeXchange, a research division of TrendForce, as PC shipments are continually adjusted downwards and yearly growth has decreased by 5% YoY, demand for the peak season is not as strong as expected and the oversupply situation continues to worsen.
According to DRAMeXchange, a research division of TrendForce, given the persistent oversupply situation in the global DRAM market, along with the -5% YoY shipment growth for PCs, October contract prices have dropped below $16 USD, and are continuing to approach the $15 USD mark.
As DRAM contract price fell below the US$20 mark in July, the forecast for yearly PC shipment growth has been adjusted from 3.3% down to -0.3%, and the global economic outlook is bleak for the second half of the year, the DRAM industry is preparing for winter with another round of capacity cuts.
According to DRAMeXchange, a research division of TrendForce, benefitting from the stabilization and recovery of commodity DRAM price in the second quarter, DRAM manufacturers’ average selling price (ASP) decline has shrunk significantly; makers with a larger portion of commodity DRAM production even saw a s
U.S. memory giant Micron and Japanese DRAM manufacturer Elpida released a joint statement on July 2 detailing Elpida’s addition to the Micron group, as well as announcing Micron’s purchase of Taiwanese maker Powerchip’s (PSC) shares of Rexchip.