By: Chang Chien-chung and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, Nov. 1 (CNA) The average spot price of DDR3 4Gb has dropped to US$2.01 per
unit, the same as the previous lowest level, reported Nov. 29, 2012, according to TrendForce Corp., a Taipei-based provider of market intelligence on technology industries.
The spot price of DDR3 4Gb fell by around US$0.11 per unit in October, a drop of 5.18 percent, due to a glut of dynamic random access memory (DRAM), TrendForce said.
As the supply excess is expected to continue to dominate the market, the major DRAM makers in Taiwan — Nanya Technology Corp. and Inotera Memories, Inc. — have both anticipated a continuing price drop in the fourth quarter of the year, TrendForce said.
It predicted a more drastic drop in DRAM prices next year, saying that competition remains heated in the DRAM industry, even as it is now taken over by three dominant suppliers — Samsung, SK Hynix and Micron. [FULL STORY]