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DDR4 Memory Gets Cheaper

A new report from Taiwan says that wholesale contract prices for DDR4 memory have fallen sharply over the past few months. The fall is mainly attributed to Samsung reducing its prices to gain market share. Samsung Semiconductor happens to be a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, and is the world’s single largest manufacturer of semiconductor memory chips. With rapidly diminishing margins, some DRAM manufacturers are also reportedly considering postponing their proposed shift to the 20nm process till the end of the year or even later, to reduce their capital expenditure, according to industry sources. Meanwhile, with prices at an all-time low, OEMs are reportedly stocking up on DDR4 memory sourced directly from the semiconductor manufacturers, rather than from the DRAM vendors.


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