Sources claim that Samsung continues to reduce DDR3 production and offers better prices for DDR4 to attract home appliance makers who still require DDR3 memories.
DDR4 chip vendors will likely reduce prices to maintain orders as Samsung lowers prices. Sources say that DRAM consumer prices will fall further in the year’s second half.
According to the source, contract prices for 4GB DDR4 module modules dropped by around 8% in July. However, major suppliers have made price cuts that are not reasonable in terms of production costs. The third quarter could see a 15% drop in consumer-grade DRAM prices.
Samsung and SK Hynix made it easier to transition from the old product lines to new ones by phasing out DDR3 production. This also allowed for increased DDR5 chip production.