SAN JOSE, Calif. DRAMeXchange’s DXI index jumped 1.13 percent to 2,695 points last week a trend that signifies a possible price rebound for DRAM makers in the marketplace.
At the same time, driven by growing demand, some DRAM makers are also still reportedly looking to raise their contract prices for the second half of December, according to the DRAMeXchange, a DRAM clearing house.
But overall, DRAM contract prices, including DDR and DDR2 parts, are firm in the second part of December, according to the firm.
In limited trading last week, spot prices for mainstream 256-Mbit DDR SDRAMs (32-Mbit x 8 400/333/266-MHz) stayed flat at about $2.10, according to the DRAMeXchange.
Spot prices for 512-Mbit DDR2 SDRAMs (64-Mbit x 8 533-MHz) were $3.73, up slightly from $3.72 for the week of Dec. 20, according to the firm.
Last minute orders before Christmas spurred 2-Gbit NAND flash memory spot prices up 3 percent, according to the firm. NAND-based, 16-Gbit parts suffered price drops last week.