Feeds

DDR 2 memory prices leap 18%

Vendors raise contract supply quotes amid tight supply

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

DDR 2 SDRAM chip contract prices have jumped 18 per cent this month compared to the average price during the last two weeks of January, market watcher DRAMeXchange has said. And with both Samsung, Hynix and other memory makers already implementing price-rises this month, the increase is going to continue.

Contract prices for 256MB 400MHz DDR 2 DIMMs hit $20-21.5, up from $17-18.75 in the second half of January, DRAMeXchange said. Contract prices for 512MB DIMMs rose from $34-37.5 to $40-43, it added. On the spot market, prices for the two DIMM types reached $19-20.5 and $38-41, respectively.

Some vendors charged second-tier PC makers even higher prices for DIMMs - $22 for 256MB modules and $44 for 512MB parts, the researcher claimed. While supplies remain tight, many such customers were forced to swallow the higher prices, it said.

Hynix this week was reported to have raised its price quotes by five to ten per cent, while Samsung raised its prices by a "significant" amount, according to a Bloomberg report which added that Nanya had upped prices by a whopping 20 per cent. ProMOS has put its prices up by a similar margin, DigiTimes said today. ProMOS said the increases arise from insufficient supplies of DDR, especially in the spot market. ®

Website security in corporate America

More from The Register

next story
Bono: Apple will sort out monetising music where the labels failed
Remastered so hard it would be difficult or impossible to master it again
Oi, Tim Cook. Apple Watch. I DARE you to tell me, IN PERSON, that it's secure
State attorney demands Apple CEO bows the knee to him
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Monitors monitor's monitoring finds touch screens have 0.4% market share
Not four. Point four. Count yer booty again, Microsoft
Getting to the BOTTOM of the great office seating debate
Belay that toil, me hearty, and park your scurvy backside
Hey, Mac fanbois. HGST wants you drooling over its HUGE desktop RACK
What vast digital media repository could possibly need 64 TERABYTES?
In a spin: Samsung accuses LG exec of washing machine SABOTAGE
Rival electronic giant tries to iron out allegations
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.