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Feb 22, 2010, 21:33 (1 Talkback[s])
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"The global DRAM market will show excellent recovery in 2010, with revenue expected to rise 40 percent without any major coinciding increase in prices, according to market researcher iSuppli.

"iSuppli first noticed a rebound in memory prices late in 2009, and it now sees that momentum continuing. iSuppli's preliminary forecast projects that the global DRAM market will rise to $31.9 billion in 2010, up 40.4 percent from $22.7 billion in 2009. That growth would reverse declines of 3.7 percent in 2009, 25.1 percent in 2008 and 7.5 percent in 2007.

"Those sales figures are slightly deceptive, however. DRAM volume sales accelerated each of those years. There were times when the whole DRAM market would get bought up for a massive product launch, as Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) has done a few times. The problem was that average selling prices (ASPs) were dropping even faster than memory sales increased."

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