It is a year of fluctuations for the price of RAM memories. The DRAMeXchange publication has been warning since the beginning of the year that the memories would go down much more than expected because of the abundance of stock, and although a few days ago there was talk of the possibility that prices would skyrocket due to trade conflicts between Japan and Korea, the analysts return to the load with their expectations that what is coming are new price drops.
The consultant Gartner has been the most generous in this regard, saying that the unsold stock will that “prices fall 42.1% in 2019”, and that would be a gigantic decline. What’s more, the company predicts that the situation will extend until the second quarter of 2020.
“The semiconductor market is being affected by several factors. Low prices are set for memory and other types of chips in the framework of the US-China trade war, while they are installed in less quantity on both smartphones, servers and PCs, ”said Ben Lee, principal analyst at senior research of the Gartner firm He is not alone in his analysis of the market, given that IC Insights recently published a report in which I talked about the decrease in semiconductor sales and memory prices.
For the consumer this class News is excellent. However, predictions are an unstable matter. There can always be external factors, such as the Korean and Japanese issue, that cause unexpected price increases. It is true, of course, that manufacturers can now have a stock equivalent to three months without selling, according to DRAMeXchange. We will have to see how the situation develops, especially in key sales moments such as Black Friday or Cyber Monday, which are getting closer and closer.