Contract prices for mainstream 256MB DDR-400 DIMMs from Taiwan-based makers rose 3-5% for the second half of this month due to growing demand from international OEM makers, according to sources.

Contract prices for mainstream 256MB DDR-400 DIMMs from Taiwan-based makers rose 3-5% for the second half of this month due to growing demand from international OEM makers, according to sources.

Taiwan’s contract price rose more significantly than the global contract price, which only increased 1-3%, the sources said.

Although Taiwan-based makers usually have lower contract prices than international DRAM makers, the Taiwan companies started to receive stronger orders from notebook OEM makers.

The lower-end of the pricing spectrum was affected most, with prices rising US$ 0.3-0.5. However, the upper range for 256MB DDR-400 DIMM contract prices remained at US$ 22, according to DRAMeXchange.

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