Prices for SDRAM are expected to rise in the second quarter of this year as current supply cannot satisfy increased demand coming from handset, LCD TV and memory card applications, according to Nicky Lu, CEO and president of SDRAM specialist Etron Technology.

Etron is negotiating with its clients to hike contract prices for the second quarter, with new prices set to become available this month, Lu said.

According to the company, 64Mbits SDRAM is currently priced at US$ 0.85-1.13, while 128Mbits parts are priced at US$ 1.90-2.15.

Lu also said that Etron¡¯s subsidiary iCreate Technologies, a fabless IC design house, will soon begin volume production of its chipset solution for 1.25Gbps SFP (small form-factor pluggable) transceiver modules, as well as controller chips for SD/MMC memory cards.

Prices for SDRAM are expected to rise in the second quarter of this year as current supply cannot satisfy increased demand coming from handset, LCD TV and memory card applications, according to Nicky Lu, CEO and president of SDRAM specialist Etron Technology.

Etron is negotiating with its clients to hike contract prices for the second quarter, with new prices set to become available this month, Lu said.

According to the company, 64Mbits SDRAM is currently priced at US$ 0.85-1.13, while 128Mbits parts are priced at US$ 1.90-2.15.

Lu also said that Etron’s subsidiary iCreate Technologies, a fabless IC design house, will soon begin volume production of its chipset solution for 1.25Gbps SFP (small form-factor pluggable) transceiver modules, as well as controller chips for SD/MMC memory cards.