Vista to push up DRAM prices later this year?

— 12:57 PM on February 27, 2007

System memory prices are likely to rise in the second half of this year because of higher demand sparked by Windows Vista, according to Powerchip Semiconductor Corporation president Brian Hsieh as quoted by DigiTimes. Hsieh says the "low season" for DRAM pricing will last until May or June, at which point demand will increase and push prices upward. That said, users looking to score a good deal on a memory upgrade shouldn't expect prices to fall much lower than they already are. According to Hsieh, DRAM prices have already dropped significantly this month, and there's little room for further discounts. Judging by the results from our price search engine, the lowest price for a 2GB kit of name-brand DDR2-667 RAM is currently just over $140.

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