DeVoss said he was puzzled by the widening probe, saying any pricing shenanigans would likely have little impact on consumers because of the small market size and relatively low selling prices for most types of SRAM. "Unless there's something really, really, really wrong, I think this is a tempest in a teapot," he said. "I don't think consumers are being affected that much, simply because the business is too small."
Samsung, Toshiba, Mitsubishi Electric and Cypress Semiconductor are all in the same boat as Sony. The whole ordeal seems to have started with complaints from companies worried about being overcharged for high-end networking components, where SRAM is more likely to be found.