Sources said that Samsung continues to reduce the production of DDR3 memory modules, offering better prices for DDR4 to attract home appliance manufacturers that still require DDR3 memory.
As Samsung cuts prices for DDR4 chips, DDR3 memory vendors may also cut prices to keep orders. DRAM consumer prices are expected to fall further in the second half of this year, sources said.
The source pointed out that contract prices for 4GB DDR4 modules fell by about 8% in July alone, although price cuts by major suppliers are “unreasonable” in terms of production costs. Consumer-grade DRAM prices could fall 15% in the third quarter.
By phasing out DDR3 production, Samsung and SK Hynix have accelerated the transition from old to new product lines and expanded DDR5 chip production.