iSuppli: DRAM revenue falls, market disappears

iSuppli: DRAM revenue falls, market disappears

Summary: According to DRAMeXchange, an online clearing house for the chips, the portion of DRAM sold by contract rose to 77% in August from 67% in January, while the spot market contracted to 23% from 33%. During the most recent pricing talks, contract prices rose only 1.

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According to DRAMeXchange, an online clearing house for the chips, the portion of DRAM sold by contract rose to 77% in August from 67% in January, while the spot market contracted to 23% from 33%. During the most recent pricing talks, contract prices rose only 1.2% for the major varieties - double data rate chips that run at speeds of 266-, 333-, and 400-megahertz - according to DRAMeXchange, while market watchers were expecting a 5% rise. Contract prices are negotiated every two weeks.

iSuppli has forecast DRAM revenue to rise 8.3% on year in 2003 to $16.7 billion.

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