We keep talking about price hikes for DRAM memory, and in the latest report from memory market analyst, TrendForce, it has been revealed that both DRAM memory manufacturers, as well as major OEM computer manufacturers are fully involved in a critical period of negotiation to acquire memory chips for this second quarter of the year (Q2 2021), and these negotiations have resulted in drastic increases in prices.
As an example, they have indicated that the average prices of an 8 GB capacity DDR4 RAM module @ 2666 MHz for consumer PCs has experienced a price increase of up to 28 percent compared to the first quarter. The second quarter of the financial year is often the peak season for laptop production, and TrendForce’s figures predict a 7.9% increase in the manufacture of laptops by major manufacturers this year, which will put more pressure on supplies of RAM and increase the price by 23 – 28% in 2Q21.
This price increase will carry over to most products, including DRAM memory for mobile devices, graphics cards and for servers. Adding everything up, prices are expected to rise between 18 and 23%.