Monday, January 30th 2012

Micron to Buy US $500M Worth Elpida Shares

Idaho-based Micron Technology is reportedly going to spend at least US $500 million in purchasing a stake in its Japanese rival, Elpida, according to a Economic Daily News report. This development closely follows reports of an equity tie-up between the two companies, with a decision emerging in February.

Taiwanese Nanya Technology and Inotera Memories stated in recent reports that DRAM makers should consider uniting their operations as such moves could contribute to the industry's sustainable development. Elpida refused to comment on this latest report. What does this mean to the consumer? The year 2011 has been a bloodbath for DRAM makers as overproduction led to drastic drops in PC memory prices, and a watershed for PC consumers as a result. These latest developments could contribute to the inevitable rebound of DRAM prices in 2012.Source: DigiTimes
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3 Comments on Micron to Buy US $500M Worth Elpida Shares

#1
btarunr
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Buy RAM while it's cheap.
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#2
claylomax
When I got 2 sticks of 2Gb RAM in May 2010 they set me back £90; for that price I can get right now 4 x 4Gb = 16Gb. How long before the prices start going up?
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_JP_
brb, buying more RAM!
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