At the same time, when the Kingston Technology predicted increase in demand for DRAM memory of the third quarter, the DRAMeXchange said that prices for these products in the next few weeks will rise by 10-15%.
A pair of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of memory chips, Powerchip and Elpida, stopped supplying products to the spot market because of the overload, which then emerged as a result of increased demand. Soon, this should lead to an increase in 1-Gbit DDR2 chips in the price of up to $ 1.5 per unit in June, say observers, but as long as the price of 1-Gbit DDR2 chips are at the level of $ 1.2 and does not change.
According to DRAMeXchange contract prices for DRAM memory, too, will rise from $ 8-8,5 over 1 GB in the past month to $ 9-10. Some producers tend to operate with an even higher price - $ 12-13. But to reach this point they are already at the end of this month.
Increased demand for memory has also arisen because of the high level of sales of finished PCs. Another great hopes placed in the memory manufacturers Coming soon Windows7 OS and the associated increase in purchasing activity of their products.