Memory market research firm inSpectrum provides a weekly update on spot pricing in the NAND flash and DRAM markets and bimonthly updates on contract pricing.
Demand slows down in DRAM spot market, says inSpectrumFriday 16 April 2010
With most memory module houses having already stocked up many DDR2 chips, demand slowed down this week (April 12-16), resulting in a price correction, according to inSpectrum.
DRAM vendors raise contract quotes for 1H April, says inSpectrumFriday 9 April 2010
Despite a mild price drop in the DRAM spot market, major vendors have been able to raise quotes for both DDR2 and DDR3 in the contract market in the first half of April. A mild price...
Strong DRAM spot price rally followed by price correction, says inSpectrumFriday 2 April 2010
After a surge of about 30% in both DDR2 and DDR3 spot prices in March, a price correction was seen this week (March 29-April 2), according to inSpectrum.
Speculation sends DRAM spot prices to record high, says inSpectrumFriday 26 March 2010
Spot prices for all types of DRAM hit record-high levels this week (March 22-26), thanks to price hikes by some vendors and speculative trading, according to inSpectrum.
DDR2 gains stronger momentum, says inSpectrumFriday 19 March 2010
Spot price of DDR2 gained stronger momentum this week (March 15-19), thanks to price hike by Kingston Technology, as well as inventory replenishments from the emerging markets, according...
DDR2 spot pricing up on shrinking supply, says inSpectrumFriday 12 March 2010
Spot price of DDR2 regained momentum this week (March 8-12) amid shrinking supply from memory module houses, according to inSpectrum.
NAND flash pricing remains weak as traders offload Hynix 41nm chips, says inSpectrumFriday 5 March 2010
Attention in the spot market was shifted from DRAM to NAND flash this week (March 1-5) as some traders offloaded their inventories of NAND flash chips from Hynix Semiconductor, according...
Bullish DDR2 spot pricing sustains after Lunar New Year, says inSpectrumFriday 26 February 2010
A bullish price trend for DDR2 has sustained in the memory spot market after Lunar New Year, thanks to restock demand from some emerging markets, plus continued price hikes by leading...
Speculation trading stimulates an unexpected DDR2 ASP bounce, says inSpectrumFriday 12 February 2010
Speculation trading has brought an unexpected price bounce for DDR2, driven by a mild price revision by leading players, according to inSpectrum.
DRAM and NAND flash spot pricing remains stable during holiday run-up, says inSpectrumFriday 5 February 2010
The week February 1-5 was quiet for both DRAM and NAND flash trading at the Greater China area spot markets as vendors and major memory module houses maintained flat quotes, resulting...
Memory market quiet as Lunar New Year approaches, says inSpectrumFriday 29 January 2010
DRAM and NAND flash spot prices continued dropping mildly this week (January 25-29) as most buyers remained conservative about the pricing trend ahead of Lunar New Year (in mid February),...
DDR3 pricing lulls upon module price reduction, says inSpectrumFriday 22 January 2010
A mild drop for both DRAM and NAND flash was seen across the board this week (January 18-22), driven by price reductions by some leading module houses, according to inSpectrum.
DDR3 spot price continues growing, says inSpectrumFriday 15 January 2010
Thanks to growing attention from brokers and traders, DDR3 spot prices continued growing this week (January 11-15). But for DDR2 and NAND flash, prices remained weak amid slow demand,...
Hot sales of DDR3 spreads from contract to spot market, says inSpectrumFriday 8 January 2010
Memory trading in the spot market remained slow this week (January 4-8), except for DDR3. Thanks to stronger concern about supply, a price surge for DDR3 occurred, according to inS...
Unexpected price rally at DRAM spot market, says inSpectrumThursday 24 December 2009
Driven by unexpected demand from some China-based traders, DRAM spot pricing again posted a rally this week (December 21-24). But for the NAND flash market, demand remained sluggish,...
DRAM and NAND flash spot trading to remain slow through Christmas, says inSpectrumFriday 18 December 2009
After series of speculative trading, the memory spot market is quiet this week (December 14-18), as evident in stable pricing and small transaction volumes, according to inSpectrum...
Prices for eTT DRAM surge on speculation, says inSpectrumFriday 11 December 2009
Speculation in both DRAM and NAND flash trading has pushed spot prices up this week (December 7-11), with effectively tested (eTT) DRAM chips leading the rally, according to inSpec...
DRAM price surge to lose momentum in December, says inSpectrumWednesday 9 December 2009
After seeing a weakening price trend in November, DRAM contract prices are expected to continue to lose strength in December as demand is expected to encounter a temporal setback,...
Inventory dumping again drags both DRAM and NAND flash spot prices down, says inSpectrumFriday 4 December 2009
Spot pricing for both DRAM and NAND flash dropped further this week (November 30-December 4) as traders/distributors started dumping inventory to channels, according to inSpectrum.
DRAM and NAND flash spot prices continue dropping on slackening demand, says inSpectrumFriday 27 November 2009
Overall memory spot market sentiment remained slow this week (November 23-27), as reflected in shrunk transaction volume and weakening prices, according to inSpectrum.
DRAM contract prices weaken in 2H November, says inSpectrumMonday 23 November 2009
DRAM contract pricing weakened in the second half of November, implying PC buyers' demand for both DDR2 and DDR3 may slow down in December, according to inSpectrum.
DRAM spot pricing weakens on stock dumping, says inSpectrumFriday 20 November 2009
Soft pricing for both DRAM and NAND flash continued into this week (November 16-20), as some traders started dumping inventory into the channel, according to inSpectrum.
MicroSD card inventory clearing hurts NAND flash spot pricing, says inSpectrumFriday 13 November 2009
The DRAM and NAND flash spot markets were weak this week (November 9-13), said inSpectrum. The downhill price trend for NAND flash continued as some vendors were aggressive in clearing...
DRAM contract prices surge in 1H November, says inSpectrumTuesday 10 November 2009
Amid a severe shortage of DDR2, DRAM contract prices rose a record-high rate in the first half of November, inSpectrum observed. In light of a slower-than-expected migration to DDR3,...
Buyers shift attention to DDR3 in spot market, says inSpectrumFriday 6 November 2009
With the DRAM market continuing to experience tight DDR2 supply in the contract market, buyers in the spot market have shifted their attention to DDR3 this week (November 3-6), resulting...