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.
DRAM price bottom yet to come, says inSpectrumFriday 15 October 2010
Prices of the mainstream DRAM chips posted a sharper sequential drop in the contract market in the first half of October, implying a fundamental slow demand among all major OEMs....
DRAM, NAND flash spot prices may see mild rise on inventory replenishments, says inSpectrumFriday 8 October 2010
A mild price rebound may occur in the memory spot market after the week-long holidays in China, although pressure for downward adjustments will linger, according to inSpectrum.
September marks turning point for DRAM ASPs, says inSpectrumFriday 1 October 2010
Having already seen DRAM contract prices post sharper drops from September, inSpectrum believes that the memory price trend has reached the turning point for a downhill trend that...
NAND flash contract price drops further in 2H September, says inSpectrumMonday 27 September 2010
NAND flash contract pricing will see its downhill price trend to continue into the fourth quarter, with a sharper sequential drop already seen in the later half of September, according...
Unexpected influx of NAND flash supply lulls price up momentum, says inSpectrumFriday 17 September 2010
The uphill spot price trend for 16Gb multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash was discouraged this week (September 13-17) amid an unexpected supply influx at channels, according to inSpec...
DRAM contract price subjects to acute erosion pressure says inSpectrumFriday 10 September 2010
DRAM ASPs will face acute erosion pressure as the market has became purely driven by demand, according to inSpectrum.
Inventory dumping among traders in Taiwan, says inSpectrumFriday 3 September 2010
The DRAM spot market saw some traders dumping more inventory to channels during the week (August 30-September 3), resulting in sharper price drops in the white-brand DDR3 segment,...
Weak PC sales further drag down DRAM contract pricing in 2H August, says inSpectrumFriday 27 August 2010
DRAM contract pricing continued a downtrend in the later half of August, reflecting weak PC sales and a conservative outlook among PC OEMs, according to inSpectrum.
More module makers clear NAND flash inventory to channels, says inSpectrumMonday 23 August 2010
A stronger price drop took place at the NAND flash spot market this week (August 16-20) amid inventory clearance among memory module houses, according to inSpectrum.
Slow PC and consumer electronics demand continues weighing on DRAM and NAND flash ASP, says inSpectrumFriday 13 August 2010
The DRAM and NAND flash contract markets have seen price corrections continue for the first half of August as a result of slow demand, according to inSpectrum.
White-box tablets spur low-density NAND flash pricing, says inSpectrumTuesday 3 August 2010
Spot price of low-density NAND flash has gained strong momentum recently, thanks to demand from makers in China trying to product iPad-like devices, according to inSpectrum.
DRAM contract price decline continues in 2H July, says inSpectrumFriday 23 July 2010
The mainstream DDR3 contract market has seen a mild price drop for the latter half of July, reflecting slow demand, according to inSpectrum. DDR2, which has become a legacy memory...
DDR1 sees significant demand in spot market, says inSpectrumFriday 16 July 2010
The DRAM spot market remained slow this week (July 12-16), except for DDR1, the legacy memory product. Some unexpected demand for DDR1 from the Greater China area resulted in a noticeable...
E-book demand stimulates NAND flash spot pricing, says inSpectrumFriday 2 July 2010
Spot pricing of low-density NAND flash chips continued rising this week (June 28-July 2), thanks to warming-up demand from white-box e-book makers in China, according to inSpectrum...
Weakening US dollar spurs speculative trading in DRAM spot market, says inSpectrumFriday 25 June 2010
Speculative trading took place in the DRAM spot market this week (June 21-25) as some China-based traders/brokers realized that the weakening US dollar against the Chinese yuan allowed...
DRAM spot market still quiet, says inSpectrumFriday 18 June 2010
The DRAM spot market remained weak this week (June 14-17), with prices staying mostly flat, according to inSpectrum.
Price correction seen in DRAM spot market again, says inSpectrumFriday 11 June 2010
A price correction in the DRAM spot market occurred again this week (June 7-11) as brokers/traders dumped their inventory, according to inSpectrum.
DRAM contract price starts losing strength, says inSpectrumWednesday 9 June 2010
After seeing ASPs of DRAM hold stable for a while, a weakening price trend emerged in the first half of June, with stronger downside pressure expected in the later half of the month,...
Speculative trading brings an unexpected DRAM spot price rebound, says inSpectrumFriday 4 June 2010
Spot price of DDR2 posted an unexpected rebound this week (May 31-June 4) amid speculative trading at the Greater China region, according to inSpectrum.
Acute price correction seen amid memory module price cuts, says inSpectrumFriday 28 May 2010
Driven by major memory module houses' sharp price cuts, corresponding DRAM spot prices have posted an acute drop this week, especially for the DDR2 segment, according to inSpectrum...
DDR2 spot price goes further down, says inSpectrumFriday 21 May 2010
A stronger price correction occurred in both DRAM and NAND flash spot markets this week (May 17-21). With the DRAM contract market having seen a complete crossover to DDR3, DDR2 was...
Price correction continues in DRAM, NAND flash spot markets, says inSpectrumFriday 14 May 2010
A price correction in the DRAM and NAND flash spot markets continued this week (May 10-14), resulting in mild price drops, according to inSpectrum.
DRAM contract price sustains stability in May, says inSpectrumFriday 7 May 2010
DRAM contract price has maintained flat with a mild raise in both DDR2 and DDR3 segments amid inventory buildups at some PC OEMs/ODMs, according to inSpectrum.
DRAM and NAND flash spot prices drop, says inSpectrumFriday 30 April 2010
Both the DRAM and NAND flash spot markets remained weak this week (April 26-30), resulting in price correction, said inSpectrum.
Memory spot market remains weak ahead of holiday in China, says inSpectrumFriday 23 April 2010
Buying incentives for memory continued to be weak this week (April 19-23), resulting in a mild price drop in the DRAM and NAND flash spot markets, according to inSpectrum.