20% increase in DDR2 prices as makers cutback on shipments

  • DigiTimes is reporting a 20% increase is being seen today in DDR2 prices as the various memory makers begin to cutback on shipments. Hynix has decreased shipments by 20% (the Wall Street Journal reports as much as 30%), and other makers are jumping on board too.

    On December 18, 2008, "1Gb DDR2 prices jumped 18%," according to DigiTimes. And "branded 1Gb DDR2 prices also saw a 13% increase." Note: 1Gb chips are the chips used in making memory, not the actual 1GB sticks that end consumers buy. Still, a percentage of the actual pricing correlation is found in end-consumer prices.

    Read the article at DigiTimes