Prices of DRAM chips are heating up

Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo reports that semiconductor prices are rising rapidly:

Prices of semiconductor memory chips, the key products of Samsung Electronics and Hynix, are soaring. Market researcher DrameXchange on Tuesday said the spot price of 1Gb DDR2, the best-selling DRAM chip mainly used for PCs, stood at US$2.06, up 10.5 percent from a week ago and up 31.6 percent month-on-month. The price was $2 in August last year, right before the financial crisis broke out, but plunged as low as $0.62 in December.

The prices of flash memory, a component mainly used for mobile phones and digital cameras, are also rising sharply.

The increase in DRAM prices helps explain why Micron Technology beat earnings estimates earlier this week.



One Comment on “Prices of DRAM chips are heating up”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s