Een alarmerend bericht bij The Register: de afgelopen twee week zijn de prijzen van 64Mbit DRAM chips met 25% gestegen naar $6, na geruchten over produktie problemen bij Micron:
However, last week, Micron took the unusual step of publicly refuting a Dresdner Kleinwort Benson report that it had production problems.
Two weeks ago, we contacted Micron which denied then that there were any problems. (Micron says it has no problems with memories, whatever)
In a company statement, CEO Steve Appleton said: "Although the company normally does not respond to comments made by industry analysts, the misinformation contained in the Dresdner Keinwort Benson report is so inflammatory and rumors have persisted for so long that the company felt it was appropriate to respond. It is unfortunate that Dresdner would propagate this misinformation in the marketplace and that others would continue to irresponsibly report these inaccurate claims. We are currently reviewing our legal options."
Micron also said it has submitted a complaint to the Japanese Fair Trade Commission.
Richard Gordon, senior memory analyst at Dataquest Europe, said: "The prices [of 64Mbit SDRAM] rose in reaction to those rumours before Micron officially denied it."