elpida Elpida considers increasing DRAM price in March

Dynamic random access memory (DRAM) price may increase come March, as Japanese PC chip maker Elpida considers raising DRAM prices in view of growing demand. Projected price for 2Gb DRAM chips in March could be as high as $2.50, a 19% increase over the current $2.10.

elpida Elpida considers increasing DRAM price in March

Dynamic random access memory (DRAM) price may increase come March, as Japanese PC chip maker Elpida considers raising DRAM prices in view of growing demand. Elpida President and Chief Executive Yukio Sakamoto suggested that projected price for 2Gb DRAM chips in March could be as high as $2.50, a 19% increase over the current $2.10.

Sakamoto also reiterated his hopes for a merger with Taiwan's Powerchip Technology Corp, Rexchip Electronics Crop and ProMOS Technologies Inc. The merger would see the new alliance holding a 40 to 50 percent share of the global mobile DRAM market, and be in a better position to combat South Korean giants Hynix Semiconductor Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.

Rexchip, which is a joint venture between Elpida and Powerchip, will start production in the third quarter of this year. Elpida also has plans to buy all of Powerchip's DRAM output to 'bolster its competitiveness and help it focus on higher-end chip production'.

Source: Yahoo! Tech