DRAM Prices To Stay Low
DRAM prices have been at incredibly low levels for so long that it's hard to imagine that they'll stay this way forever. So how long will this trend continue? Apparently a year or more if the analysts are on target:
The current DRAM downturn will likely last more than a year and possibly two, said Simon Woo, memory chip analyst at Merrill Lynch, at a conference in Taipei last week.
"It's longer than expected," he said, comparing it to the DRAM industry crunch of 1997-1998, which lasted nearly two years.
This is excellent news for anyone building or upgrading, especially if you're planning on going with a 64-bit OS.