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DRAM and NAND flash spot pricing loses momentum, says inSpectrum
Contributed by inSpectrum [Friday 14 August 2009]

DRAM and NAND flash spot pricing lost its momentum this week (August 10-14), marking an end to recent price rises in the market, noted inSpectrum.

inSpectrum reported that spot prices for both DDR2 and DDR3 dropped by a low-single digit this week. Quotations for 1Gb DDR3 softened, with some vendors dropping their quotation to below US$2. Despite the reduced quotations, inquiries were still limited. For DDR2, some brokers started selling their inventory when average selling prices (ASP) hit the US$1.40 level, implying industry players are conservative about a sustained upside, the firm said.

In the NAND flash spot market, pricing for low-density chips continued outperforming overall pricing, backed by strong demand for low-density memory cards from white-box handset makers in China, inSpectrum explained. Whereas for the 32Gb multi-level cell (MLC) chips, a slight sequential drop was seen amid flat demand, the firm added.

inSpectrum: Spot price for mainstream 1Gb DRAM chips, Aug 10-14 (US$)

Date

Branded DDR2

White brand DDR2

Branded DDR3

2009/8/6

1.39

1.33

2.05

2009/8/10

1.42

1.38

2.05

2009/8/11

1.42

1.39

2.04

2009/8/12

1.41

1.37

2.03

2009/8/13

1.4

1.37

1.97

2009/8/14

1.4

1.37

1.96

Source: inSpectrum, compiled by Digitimes, August 2009

inSpectrum: Spot price for mainstream MLC NAND flash, Aug 10-14 (US$)

Date

16Gb

32Gb

2009/8/6

4.45

6.06

2009/8/10

4.47

6.06

2009/8/11

4.48

6.05

2009/8/12

4.49

6.05

2009/8/13

4.49

6.04

2009/8/14

4.49

6.04

Source: inSpectrum, compiled by Digitimes, August 2009

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