Rumor: Samsung Raising 4GB DDR3 Module Prices
Samsung Electronics reportedly has been aggressively raising its DRAM module prices with plans to push up the contract quotes for 4GB DDR3 parts to US$25-27 by the end of 2012. In the first quarter of 2012, Samsung not only dominated the mobile DRAM sector with nearly 60% market share, but was also the most aggressive in transitioning to 30nm process technology in the mobile DRAM sector. Some industry observers, however, are suspicious given the unfavorable global economic conditions. Industry sources generally believe that DRAM prices should rise at a gradual pace rather than rapidly in the second half of 2012.
DRAM contract prices have registered sequential growth since the second half of January, but the rally started to decelerate in late May. 4GB DDR3 modules are now quoted at about US$21.50, the observers indicated.
Posted by | Tue, Jun 19, 2012 - 01:13 PM