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DDR4 memory prices expected to increase on the back of supply woes

By Kenny Yeo - on 18 Apr 2017, 9:49am

DDR4 memory prices expected to increase on the back of supply woes

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According to reports from DRAMeXchange, production issues and high demand will continue to drive prices of DDR4 memory up.

DRAMeXchange estimates that prices of DDR4 memory will increase by about 12.5%. It also expects the average price of 4GB DDR4 modules to go from US$24 to US$27.

One of the causes of the price increase is poor supply stemming from underachieving yields and inefficient production processes.

Samsung and Micron, two of the world's largest producers of DRAM memory, have faced problems as they transition to under 20nm production processes.

Samsung, for example, has found that some of its modules are suffering from compatibility issues with certain notebook platforms.

Micron, on the other hand, is finding the transitioning process to be trickier than expected and requires more time to fully adapt. This is likely to affect overall production for the year.

In light of these developments, if you have been considering a new PC build, it's best to act fast and not wait any longer.

Source: TechPowerUp

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