9th November 2007

Low DDR2 prices and profits may speed up transition to DDR3

posted by Eric C. in Hardware, Memory |

DRAM testing companies are speculating that DDR3 could gain momentum as early as the second half of 2008. DK Tsai, chairman of Powertech Technology (PTI), states that he expects DDR3 will become the mainstream memory standard even earlier than the generally accepted 2009. DDR2′s low price and razor thin margins, with some parts selling below cost, as incentive for DRAM manufacturers to push for DDR3 market penetration, according to Digitimes. Not all DRAM testing companies are expecting such a rapid transition with Advantest anticipating it will take until 2010 for shipments of DDR3 to exceed DDR2.

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