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The gap between DRAM contract and spot prices continued to widen last month, according to a survey by ICIS-LOR. The contract 30-day rolling average for 64MB DRAM (PC-100 8x8) chips between 20 January and 18 February was $7.97 in the US, $8.27 in Europe and $8.39 in Asia. When compared with the previous week's 30-day rolling average up to 11 February, prices dropped 5.3 per cent in North America, 7.6 in Europe and 7.5 per cent in Asia. Memory industry researchers ICIS-LOR found the average price on the spot market was $6.42 for Europe, $6.38 for the US, and $6.22 for Asia. Regarding memory modules, spot prices fell 8.8 per cent from the previous week to $52.4 in North America. In Europe they dropped 8.5 per cent to $53.2, and 7.9 per cent to $51.5 in Asia. ® Related Stories DRAM spot price slide continues DRAM prices rocket on spot market

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