Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Kristin Lewotsky
User Rank
Author
re: More DRAM leftovers unless players cooperate
Kristin Lewotsky   9/25/2012 5:51:34 PM
NO RATINGS
Hi,You make a good point, but I don't think the analyst was suggesting any kind of price fixing. I think what they meant was that the vendors need to try to be smart about serving the market and not just flooding it with inventory. Still, it is rather a fine line, I agree. The problem is that starving out a competitor with high volume/low cost might short-term give consumers an advantageous price, but long-term cuts the level of competition and ultimately makes consumers prisoners of a limited number of suppliers.

krh
User Rank
Author
re: More DRAM leftovers unless players cooperate
krh   9/21/2012 4:15:55 AM
NO RATINGS
Good analogy...table food and DRAMs. Table food is a just a commodity unless some the supplier or distributor do something unique (locally grown, organic, great display/service in the grocery store, etc.). Otherwise just the price of the commodity. DRAMs...just a commodity for now.

R0ckstar
User Rank
Author
re: More DRAM leftovers unless players cooperate
R0ckstar   9/19/2012 4:26:04 PM
NO RATINGS
As long as the price fixing is done in the form of uncoordinated public announcements, it's all legit.

resistion
User Rank
Author
re: More DRAM leftovers unless players cooperate
resistion   9/19/2012 3:00:26 PM
NO RATINGS
This "necessary" cooperation might be labelled "price fixing" by the trade commissions. It seems to be a dangerously fine line to walk.



Radio
NEXT UPCOMING BROADCAST
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.
Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Special Video Section
The LT®3042 is a high performance low dropout linear ...
Chwan-Jye Foo (C.J Foo), product marketing manager for ...
The LT®3752/LT3752-1 are current mode PWM controllers ...
LED lighting is an important feature in today’s and future ...
Active balancing of series connected battery stacks exists ...
After a four-year absence, Infineon returns to Mobile World ...
A laptop’s 65-watt adapter can be made 6 times smaller and ...
An industry network should have device and data security at ...
The LTC2975 is a four-channel PMBus Power System Manager ...
In this video, a new high speed CMOS output comparator ...
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...