Surplus of SDRAM causes memory slump

Rambus a good way off yet

Prices of 64Mb/PC100 memory modules are continuing to drop daily, a memory distributor said today. And that follows a trend over the last two or three months where the price for a module has dropped from £90 to £60, according to Alan Stanley, UK MD of French memory company Dane-Elec. He said that while there were samples of Direct Rambus shown at last week's CeBIT, it was likely to be next year before that type of memory arrived in volume. The reason for the slump in memory prices was overproduction, Stanley said. "We've seen our biggest month yet in quantities at Dane-Elec," he said. Demand for PCs still continued, he said. ®

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