Fall in 1Q19 DRAM prices larger-than-expected, says DRAMeXchange
DRAM contract prices are set to fall nearly 20% sequentially in the first quarter of 2019, according to DRAMeXchange, which estimated previously a smaller 15% price decrease.
DRAM suppliers have started negotiating their contract quotes for the first quarter with OEMs since last December, said DRAMeXchange. Both sides generally agree that the average contract price of 8GB modules will come to around US$55 or even lower, indicating a price drop of at least 10% sequentially in January and another sequential decrease in February and March, DRAMeXchange noted.
The average contract prices for 8GB modules and 4GB ones have both fallen below US$60 and US$30, respectively, DRAMeXchange indicated.