DRAM Contract Prices Seen Down 10 Percent in Early September

The freefall in memory chip prices continues unabated.

In a research note this morning, Lehman’s Korea-based chip analyst, C.W. Chung, said that DRAM contract prices in the first half of September are set to decline another 10 percent, following a 10 percent drop in the second half of August. And Chung sees a further fall in the second half of September.

Chung says PC makers recently have been lowering their outlook for the second half, effectively reduced DRAM demand. He also says that those companies now have greater negotiating power to push DRAM prices lower.

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