Taiwan chipmaker will raise prices 20% next month

From the China Post:

Nanya Technology Corp., Taiwan’s biggest computer-memory chipmaker, plans to raise prices 20 percent next month because of rising demand, Vice President Pai Pei-Lin said. The company increased prices by 20 percent this month from September, after boosting them 35 percent in the third quarter from the preceding three months, Pai said.

Related: Via the Wall Street Journal:

Contract prices of the dynamic random access memory chips widely used in personal computers increased sharply during the latter part of October, DRAMeXchange, a Taiwanese online chip clearinghouse, said Thursday. The average contract price of the mainstream 1-gigabit double-data-rate-two chip that runs at 667 megahertz rose 15.7% to US$2.06 from US$1.78 in early October, DRAMeXchange data showed.


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