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DDR2, 3 price rises soon, Kingston says

What with people buying computers again, unit prices of DDR2 and DDR3 memory may move above the US$3 mark. That's what Scott Chen, vice president of the APAC Business Division of Kingston Technology reckons.

Chen said sales that have been constrained for four or five years may be unleashed thanks to Windows 7. Consumers and businesses are upgrading again and demand for DRAM chips will remain strong through 2010, Digitimes said Chen said.

Prices will remain at a decent level for a couple of years unless suppliers start pumping out the chips again, driving down prices.