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  • Memory-chip prices set to rise with DRAM demand in Q2

    Taiwan’s largest computer memory chipmaker on Tuesday forecast a jump in demand for its components in the second quarter of the year as orders from contract computer manufacturers pick up, heralding an all-but-certain DRAM price hikes.

    Written by Ralph Jennings25 Jan. 11 18:54
  • DRAM prices to keep falling through the first half of 2011

    The price of DRAM, the main memory inside personal computers, will likely keep falling throughout the first half of next year before a recovery takes hold, analysts and market researchers say.

    Written by Dan Nystedt26 Nov. 10 06:04
  • Europe fines nine chipmakers €331M over price fixing

    European antitrust regulators fined nine semiconductor manufacturers more than €331 million (US$404 million) on Wednesday following a years-long investigation into price fixing in the market for DRAM memory chips.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk19 May 10 20:41
  • Global chip sales skyrocket in January

    While worldwide semiconductor sales in January were up just slightly from December, they wildly outpaced numbers from the same time a year ago.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin02 March 10 06:24
  • Samsung, Rambus deal could rev new memory technologies

    Rambus' agreement to settle legal claims with Samsung Electronics could accelerate deals that could help new memory technology being developed by Rambus get to market faster, analysts said.

    Written by Agam Shah22 Jan. 10 07:32
  • Elpida sees DRAM prices rising next year, lifts spending

    The global DRAM industry will see higher prices per chip next year than in the past three because the global recession has forced many chip makers to reduce spending on new factories, the head of Japan's Elpida Memory has said.

    Written by Dan Nystedt09 Dec. 09 07:04
  • DRAM sales highest in five years, says iSuppli

    The DRAM industry in the second and third quarters of 2009 posted the strongest sequential growth in revenue and pricing seen in at least five years, according to market research firm iSuppli. The record sales figures indicate that the market recovery is real and will likely continue into next year.

    Written by Lucas Mearian23 Oct. 09 07:05