Sporadic Uptick Observed in Lower-Priced DDR4 Memory Modules

2023-06-14 Semiconductors EstherFeng

DRAM Spot Market
Regarding recent developments in the spot market, there have been sporadic price upticks for low-priced DDR4 products. Meanwhile, prices of DDR5 products have kept falling due to the plentiful chip supply. Unlike the contract market, the spot market has been relatively unaffected by discussions about the possibility of price hikes, and spot trading as a whole is rather tepid. Furthermore, module houses were previously quite aggressive in stocking up, so they are now eager to sell as their inventories remain at a fairly high level. The average spot price of the mainstream chips (i.e., DDR4 1Gx8 2666MT/s) dropped by 0.13% from US$1.517 last week to US$1.515 this week.

NAND Flash Spot Market
Spot market demand, different from that of the contract market, remains relatively sluggish recently, where concluded prices are still dropping due to sufficient stocks, despite a slight increment in price inquiries. 512Gb TLC wafer spots have dropped by 0.28% this week, arriving at US$1.413.