biobak schrijft: "Begin maar vast met hamsteren van DIMM's. De prijzen van DIMM's gaan namelijk weer stijgen. Fabrikanten verwachten een tekort aan SDRAM in de nabije toekomst en schaarste levert immers hogere prijzen op.":
Depressed for three straight years, memory prices came out of their slump last September in the wake of the Taiwan earthquake. Prices once again began to slide in November. Since May, however, memory prices have picked up in anticipation of strong PC buying in the second half coupled with shortages. Memory is still less expensive than it was in January, but is climbing rapidly.
For instance, the average surplus market price for 128-megabit 133-MHz SDRAM--the type of memory found in high-end Athlon or Pentium III computers--rose 19 percent, from $14.06 to $16.74, from June 8 to June 15, according to the American IC Exchange.
"We believe the recent upsurge in prices is driven by an expected DRAM shortage in the second half of 2000," stated a Merrill Lynch report from earlier this week.