The DRAM industry and GPU chip-maker is experiencing an acute shortage of various classes of GDDR memory. Memory used in VGA graphics cards have risen to US$8.50, up by 30.8% from US$6.50 in July. Reports Digitimes
Right now Samsung supplies around 55% of worldwide VGA RAM shipments, followed by SK Hynix at 35% and Micron Technology at 10%, According to Digitimes Samsung is rumored to be expanding its VGA RAM capacity in the fourth quarter.
The sources pointed out that solid state drive (SSD) prices had been rising during the past 12 months but are expected to stay flat or drop slightly in the third and the fourth quarters as Hynix’s transition to a newer-generation of manufacturing process is becoming stable.