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The cost of DRAM chips has seen its largest decline in nearly eight years, as global prices fell by nearly 30 per cent.
This is according to DRAMeXchange, which estimated that so far this year, the price of contracts between DRAM suppliers and PC manufacturer took an even greater hit than the 25 per cent that had been forecast.
Addition - Prices - Suppliers - Samsung - SK
In addition to falling prices, suppliers such as Samsung and SK Hynix are seeing the contracts they have with computer vendors becoming shorter, with many opting to cut month-to-month deals instead of longer quarterly contracts.
The price decline builds on what was a lousy fourth quarter for DRAM suppliers. The end of the year saw global revenues for the industry tumble by 18.3 per cent as both price and shipments declined.
Blame - Decline - Shoulders - Intel - Processors
The blame for the decline is said to rest largely on the shoulders of Intel, which right now is bent on churning out high-end processors for servers. The analysts reckon that, as Chipzilla continues to be unable to meet demand for its lower-end chips as it focuses on more expensive models,...
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