The semiconductor industry is smiling happily, with August being a record month for sales worldwide. Consisting of processors and RAM of all types, more than $20.5 Billion in units were sold across the world, breaking a previous record. The increases are attributed primarily to RAM:
Much of the growth in August was driven by higher sales of dynamic random access memory chips, which are widely used to store information in computers and other electronics. Sales of DRAM chips increased by 31.4 percent from a year ago, and 7.5 percent from July.
While not indicative of any one company's performance, it goes to show that the industry is growing and, thus, better products with lower prices in the long run are what we get. CPUs themselves actually fell during this period, not being as profitable as they were in times past.