The Register heeft navraag gedaan bij een aantal engelse PC bouwers over fluctuaties in de DRAM prijzen. Prijzen blijken nog steeds asociaal hard omhoog te gaan, alleen gisteren al 20%:
Colin Collier, Carrera MD, yesterday afternoon said: "DRAM prices seem to be going up by the minute." Richard Goddard, MD of memory distributor GSI, told a similar story yesterday.
"We've had a small influx of orders, but next week is when the really busy period will start," he said. "The problem is actually pinning down the extent of how production has been affected by the earthquake.
And rumours of shortages were rife, with Goddard saying manufacturers in the Far East had warned of a $16 price hike on 128MB DIMMs over the weekend. But he said that Europe was largely not willing to take on these price rises, seeming to think that prices would stabilise or drop over the weekend.
"But I'm not so sure about this," said Goddard.
"There's only one thing for certain at the moment," said Stanley. "Prices certainly aren't going to go down."