Say farewell to the days of RAM deals

Subject: General Tech | May 9, 2013 - 01:25 PM |
Tagged: ddr3, DRAM

It looks like the days of cheap RAM may be coming to a close, not just for the consumer but also for manufacturers of graphics cards, cellphones and anything else with onboard RAM.  What began as a slow rise in prices is now becoming a shortage, something guaranteed to bring prices up.  In Acer's case they will be out of stock by the end of the month while ASRock stockpiled RAM in this quarter to retain supplies to sell over the coming quarter.  As DigiTimes points out, competition is going to become fierce and you can expect both lower supplies and higher prices on the new components you want to buy over the summer.

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"Commenting on the issue, Acer chairman JT Wang pointed out that DRAM prices are likely to continue rising as many DRAM makers have switched their production lines to manufacturing smartphone DRAM, leaving insufficient capacity to supply the PC industry. Even If DRAM makers decide to switch back capacity, it will still take about 3-4 months for the process to be completed, Wang said."

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Source: DigiTimes

May 9, 2013 | 06:20 PM - Posted by onion uk (not verified)

wow that really sucks! it sounds like approaching price fixing?

May 9, 2013 | 07:07 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

What onion UK said.

google '"rolling stone everything is rigged", a brutally honest expose.

May 10, 2013 | 11:00 AM - Posted by Branthog

Word of the day: Collusion.

May 10, 2013 | 01:00 PM - Posted by Gunderman456 (not verified)

Price fixing and a money grab. They can afford the fines if caught so they don't care.

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