Friday, September 28th 2007

Hynix Stops Supplying DRAM Chips to Spot Market

South Korea's Hynix Semiconductor, the world's second-biggest maker of memory chips, said it stopped supplying computer memory chips through the spot market to defend against plummeting prices. Hynix will stop supplying memory chips effective September, without providing exact date. According to research firm Dramexchange, spot prices of some key DRAM chips have declined more than 10 percent over the last 10 days alone.Source: CNET News
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10 Comments on Hynix Stops Supplying DRAM Chips to Spot Market

#1
intel igent
whats their plan? wait for a shortage and then charge tripple?

these companies are ridiculous, finally the tech has come to an affordable price for the end user but theres not enough profit so stop production?
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#2
jocksteeluk
this is bad news for those vendors plan to release DDR3 only boards, with DDR3 prices starting at silly raising to ridiculous if Samsung and now Hynix's plan to raise DRAM prices will definitely hamper the transition from DDR2 to DDR3.
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#3
TheGuruStud
Wow, so I guess they're all gonna get back together and price fix again. Sue the assholes, again. That'll only happen in Europe though :(
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#4
tigger
I'm the only one
ram prices are so low,there trying to bump them up i guess.
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#5
Wile E
Power User
While I like these ultra low ram prices (seriously folks, when's the last time we saw 2GB of ram for less than $100? This is a first to me.), if the companies aren't making money off of it, what can we do? All innovation and development could grind to a screeching halt, and that would be just as bad, if not worse, for us, than somewhat higher prices.
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#6
TheGuruStud
by: Wile E
While I like these ultra low ram prices (seriously folks, when's the last time we saw 2GB of ram for less than $100? This is a first to me.), if the companies aren't making money off of it, what can we do? All innovation and development could grind to a screeching halt, and that would be just as bad, if not worse, for us, than somewhat higher prices.
So I guess the memory market is special and doesn't follow the rules of a normal market where prices are subject to supply, demand, competition, and production prices decreasing from maturity of the process?

Boohoo, Hynix. If you can't cut it, get out of the business. I swear, if these whiners aren't making billions of year they throw a hissy fit. Pisses me off. Must be nice to have millions in your bank account and still cry.
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Wile E
Power User
by: TheGuruStud
So I guess the memory market is special and doesn't follow the rules of a normal market where prices are subject to supply, demand, competition, and production prices decreasing from maturity of the process?
Well, there have been claims that ram is being sold at such a low price, that it isn't making them a profit at all. Not saying that I believe that 100%, but if it were true, my original statement holds.
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#8
TheGuruStud
by: Wile E
Well, there have been claims that ram is being sold at such a low price, that it isn't making them a profit at all. Not saying that I believe that 100%, but if it were true, my original statement holds.
I get it, but someone is making money selling at a low price (forcing everyone else to follow suit). They're making dough or they're pulling a netflix (aka underselling) to push the others out (which I highly doubt considering the number of manuf. and conditions, now amd and intel is another story :cool:). Maybe there's just simply too many in the market and some companies must die .
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Wile E
Power User
by: TheGuruStud
I get it, but someone is making money selling at a low price (forcing everyone else to follow suit). They're making dough or they're pulling a netflix (aka underselling) to push the others out (which I highly doubt considering the number of manuf. and conditions, now amd and intel is another story :cool:). Maybe there's just simply too many in the market and some companies must die .
Yeah, well that's a distinct possibility as well. The market is obviously saturated at the moment.
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#10
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Prices on ram are ridiculously low, unless you factor in DDR3. Of course, new tech always costs alot more until its widely adopted. I dont think a small increase in memory prices would hurt, but to charge over 200 bucks for 2gbs of memory is a little bit much, hell even 1gb :laugh:
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