Ik kwam bij EETimes nog een nieuwsbericht over droppende DRAM prijzen. Vooralsnog zijn er geen tekenen die erop wijzen dat er een eind aan de dalingen komt:
The spot price for a 64-Mbit PC-100 DRAM dropped below $4 this week — a historic low for the 64-Mbit density, according to several sources.
[...] DRAM prices have been in sharp decline since May, when 64-Mbit prices were in the $6 range. Six months ago, DRAM vendors regained profitability when prices approached the $10 range, but manufacturers' hopes for a good 1999 have evaporated. Infineon Technologies AG and several Taiwan-based DRAM manufacturers have been the low-price leaders in recent months, he said.
[...] The only bright spot in the picture is that many corporate buyers are loading up PCs with more memory, partially in anticipation of Microsoft Corp.'s release of its Windows 2000 product.