Why is memory so cheap right now?

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Why is memory so cheap right now?

Postposted on Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:07 pm

I see alot of sales and rebates and promo codes
so why has memory been so cheap all month?
I thought all these forecasters were predicting price rises due to the lower production in japan
obviously, memory modules do not use 100% japanese capacitors, but why the low prices right now?
can we expect to see the prices stay low throughout summer?
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Re: Why is memory so cheap right now?

Postposted on Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:08 pm

The reason prices are down so much is memory makers have flooded the market with modules. Oversupply leads to price reductions, and it did not help that they forcast a big surge on back to school computer purchases last fall that never materialized. Thus with all this extra memory floating around, prices have dropped.
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