Poor PC sales has caused a surplus of DRAM at suppliers, could drop DRAM prices 10-15%

Slipping PC sales have resulted in a DRAM surplus, could result in 10-15% lower prices by October.

@tracehagan
Published Fri, Aug 24 2012 6:02 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:27 PM CST

Computer sales have been slow, especially considering we are in the third quarter, a time when sales are usually peaking due to back to school shopping and other factors. This slow down in sales has caused a drop in demand for DRAM and quite the stock pile of RAM back at the factories. Most have pulled in production, but they still have a 3 month surplus.

Poor PC sales has caused a surplus of DRAM at suppliers, could drop DRAM prices 10-15% | TweakTown.com

Hopefully, Windows 8 PCs and the release of Windows 8 will drive PC sales back up to where they should be. This should help clear out the back up as sales pick up. Some sources have reported OEM PC factories have a surplus of 6 months. This huge pile up is bad for the industry but good for consumers looking to upgrade their RAM.

Some sources are saying that RAM prices could be 10-15 percent lower in October than they are today--good news if you need to expand your RAM offerings or are looking to give RAM as a gift. Elpida and Rexchip Electronics have cut production by 25-30 percent in order to stop prices from dipping even further.

Bottom line: if you can hold off buying RAM for another couple of months, it should be 10-15% cheaper.

NEWS SOURCE:kitguru.net

Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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