TrendForce: Samsung, China Meeting Could Moderate DRAM Prices

A December meeting between China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and Samsung Electronics about the company’s role in price increases for memory products could moderate DRAM price hikes in the first quarter of 2018, according to DRAMeXchange a division of TrendForce. It also could potentially drive Samsung, the market leader for DRAM and NAND flash, to…

DDR4 DRAM Chip Tags Dip

Spot prices of DDR4 DRAM memory devices fell by nearly two percent since April 20, indicating a correction to close the price gap between spot and contract pricing for PC DRAM, according to DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. However, the market research firm expects DRAM prices to remain on an upward trend in 2017 primarily due…

DRAM Prices to Rise in Q3

DRAM contract prices stabilized at $12.50 in June after dropping 62 percent from October 2014 at a high of $32.75, according to DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. However, analysts expect DRAM prices to start to rise in the third quarter, increasing from four to eight percent. “After being on a downtrend for almost two years, DRAM contract…