Feeds

SDRAM spot rise won't last – unless…

Restocking

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

SDRAM spot market prices in Asia jumped today, with 128Mb 16x8 prices up nine per cent to $3.10. But PC demand remains weak and price rises are unsustainable without industry consolidation in the long term, according to Boston investment bank Fechtor, Detwiler and Co.

In a research note published today, the firm notes that in the short term the SDRAM spot price "will continue to climb because of the tight supply in the marketplace. Inventory burnout, lean reserves along with the end of year demand have all contributed to the surge in prices."

Fechtor Detwiler reckons the price upswing will continue for a while, so long as the big three - Samsung, Micron and Hynix - don't increase SDRAM production. It cites channel sources who say that recent demand for SDRAM has tripled, fuelled in part by manufacturers restocking parts to ensure that there are no shortages to hamper PC production. ®

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.