30 Mar 2021 -

Nikkei Asia: Memory prices soar 60%

DRAM spot prices have soared by about 60% since the start of 2021, reports Nikkei Asia, hitting the highest price since March 2019.

The surge in demand for electronic products during the Covid-19 epidemic and the increase in automobile production have driven the market’s demand for semiconductors.

According to Nikkei Asia’s sources, the spot market price of DDR4 SDRAM 4GB chips reached approximately US$2.68 on March 9, an increase of approximately 60% from the beginning of the year.

Chips traded at spot prices account for about 10% of the global chip market, says Nikkei. The main buyers in the DRAM spot market are manufacturers of small and medium-sized memory cards and other manufacturers with little DRAM usage.

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