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Price of DDR2 shoots up

by Scott Bicheno on 23 December 2008, 12:53

Tags: DRAMeXchange

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Statistics from memory market research outfit DRAMeXchange have revealed a sharp reversal of the downward trend in DDR2 memory prices from a late August spot price of around $1.80 for DDR2 667Mhz 1Gb.

By the middle of this month it had dropped to as low as 58 cents and DRAMeXchange says the material cost of producing this memory is 60 cents so this was clearly not sustainable.

The main reason for the plummet in price has been over-production. Therefore, in order to reverse this decline, DRAM producers have cut output dramatically.

This attempt to correct the supply/demand equilibrium appears to be working, as the spot price of DDR2 667Mhz 1Gb has shot up by over 27 percent in the past week.

DRAMeXchange now reckons we'll see spot prices back above a dollar before long and expects the effect of this cut in output to continue for most of Q1 2009. It also expects a similar phenomenon to occur in the NAND Flash markets.

 

 



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What exactly does it mean by “spot price of around $1.80 for DDR2 667Mhz 1Gb”? Clearly the price of a 1GB stick of RAM has never been that low.
I'm assuming they mean 1 Gbit chips

so ~$2 per chip*8=~$16/GB
:eek:
miniyazz
What exactly does it mean by “spot price of around $1.80 for DDR2 667Mhz 1Gb”? Clearly the price of a 1GB stick of RAM has never been that low.

it refers to the chips that you can see on the RAM:

eg:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/56/DRAM_DDR2_512.jpg

on this you can see 8, the spot price increase affects each chip on it, so the price increases overall
so instead of $0.58*8 it's now $0.74*8
TAKTAK
it refers to the chips that you can see on the RAM:

eg:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/56/DRAM_DDR2_512.jpg

on this you can see 8, so the spot price increase affect each chip on it, so the price increases overall

Ah right, thanks
Just ordered myself an additional 4GB (to make 8GB total) or OCZ DDR2 ram for Ā£35 before it gets expensive.

Not bad, running at 1100MHz :).