According to Nikkei, as PC shipments shrink, the prices of components such as memory continue to fall, and DRAM prices hit a new low in 1 year and 9 months. Among them, the wholesale price of DDR4 4GB in August was around US$2, down 3% month-on-month, which has fallen for 4 consecutive months, hitting the lowest level since November 2020; the price of DDR4 8GB was around US$2.48, down 3% month-on-month.
Source: Nikkei News
In the quarterly negotiation, the prices of various types of DRAM in July-September were about 10% lower than that in April-June; in terms of NAND flash memory, TLC’s 256GB products were around US$2.80 each in July-September, down 1% from April-June. to make.
In addition, LCD panels are also reducing prices. 15.6-inch TFT panels for notebook PCs were around $26.5 a piece in August, down $0.5 (2%) from July.
Consumers’ purchasing power has declined due to higher prices for products and services, while companies appear to be reducing the number of PCs used by their employees. It is expected that the reversal of the market will take a long time.