DRAM sales decline, prices could climb?

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While DRAM suppliers suffered from a poor financial year during 2007, consumers rejoiced as the market share war among big players like Samsung, Hynix, Micron and Elpida, meant low memory prices throughout the year.

According to market research firm iSuppli, manufacturers took a big hit during the third and fourth quarter with global revenue declining by 19 percent to $6.5 billion, down from $7.97 billion in the third quarter. Additional key details from the full release include that DRAM sales dropped by 40 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2006, and all of the Top-10 DRAM makers tracked by iSuppli suffered sequential declines in revenue.

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