Futurist: While the chip crunch won't go away for some time, it's likely that in the next few months we will see at least a drop in DRAM prices. According to the world's fourth largest memory maker, the "correction" will occur later in 2021.
As reported by The Register, Taiwan Nania Technology President Dr. Ping Li said the company's third-quarter sales rose 5.3% compared to the previous quarter. 55.6% annually.
Sales of consumer electronics, servers and smartphones are expected to remain stable in the last quarter of the year, Lee added. However, he warned that unbalanced supply chains and spare parts shortages have affected many market segments, slowing economic growth with Covid-19 and geopolitical tensions.
Lee also notes that "we expect the DRAM market to enter a short-term and partial correction in the 24th quarter." p>
Follow me trend predictions similar to TrendForce. The latest analyst report shows that DRAM prices have stabilized and are expected to decline by an average of three to eight percent over the remainder of the year. He also indicated that memory shipments will decline in the fourth quarter as customers store more DRAM inventory than expected. The oversupply means that PC and server manufacturers now have two months of storage space, leading to lower prices. A similar report from Gartner last month said that prices for DRAM and NAND flash have fallen as a result of lower demand and oversupply.
All of this means lower prices for consumers, not just DRAM modules. Next year's smartphones may be a little cheaper or have more memory than usual. Unfortunately, this does not mean that graphics cards are much cheaper or more readily available, given other current problems associated with their manufacture.
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