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32 GB Flash NAND Contract Price Falls 4.7% in 3 Weeks

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DRAM 4GB contract prices fall

In the previous part of this series, we looked at DRAM (dynamic random-access memory) price projections for 2016. In this part of the series, we’ll explore price trends for memory products in the DRAM and NAND (negative-AND) categories over the last three weeks.

In the table above, we see that the spot price of 2GB DDR3 (double data rate 3) DRAM has risen 3.4% from $1.13 on December 21, 2015, to $1.14, whereas the spot price of 4GB DDR 3 DRAM has risen 0.5% from $1.87 to $1.88 in the same period. The contract price of 2GB DRAM has remained flat at $0.95, whereas the contract price of 4GB DRAM has fallen 3.4% from $1.78 to $1.72.

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32 GB NAND contract prices fall

In the above table, we also see that the spot price of 32 GB NAND has risen 2.4% from $2.12 in December 2015 to $2.17, whereas the spot price of 64 GB NAND has risen 3.9% from $2.54 to $2.64 in the same period. The contract price of 32 GB NAND has fallen 4.7% from $1.69 to $1.61, whereas the contract price of 64 GB NAND has fallen 1.8% from $2.19 to $2.15. Major companies in the DRAM space include Samsung (SSNLF), Micron Technology (MU), SK Hynix (HXSCF), Nanya Technology, and Winbond Electronics.

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