DRAM price crash looming

Dwindling PC sales have lead to a stockpile of DRAMs and forced pricing into freefall, according to the UK subsidiary of Taiwanese DRAM vendor Vanguard Microelectronics.

The lull in PC sales is having its affects on a number of tier two vendors but Vanguard md Roy Taylor has hinted that Intel's attempt to standardise on the PII architecture could push more PC makers towards standardising on 64MB machines, as opposed to 32MB. "This should push pricing back up," he said.