DRAM prices slump to record low as PC market in doldrums

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DRAM prices slump to record low as PC market in doldrums

Prices of dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) chips, which are used as key parts in PCs, tumbled to a record-low last month amid a continued slump in the global PC market.

The fixed price of a leading DDR3 two-gigabit chip came to $0.80 in the second half of November, falling 3.61 percent from $0.83 in the first half of the month, according to market researcher DRAMeXchange.

The chips traded at $4.34 in September 2010, but the price has been trending lower due to an oversupply. The recent decline marks a downturn after the price stood firm at $0.83 between the second half of October and the first half of November.

Prices of other DRAM products also fell, with a key DDR3 4-gigabyte SO-DIMM chip losing 3.17 percent to $15.25 and a leading DDR3 2-gigabyte SO-DIMM chip slumping 2.78 percent to $8.75.


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