Even though computer memory prices have risen sharply in the past few months, it seems they may climb even more.
The shortage, which started in the first quarter of 2013, is not limited only to computer DDR modules, but also smartphones, graphics cards and pretty much anything else. DRAM manufacturers are reported to have switched a big part of their production to smartphone products to meet the ever increasing demand for these devices, leaving the PC market in a shortage. Companies such as Acer and Asustek Computer have began stockpiling memory products last quarter to ensure availability at competitive prices as they are gearing up for the release of products based on Haswell, Intel’s upcoming processor.
At this point, even if manufacturers were to reverse manufacturing lines to PC parts, it would be expected to take several months to see the stock increase and prices go down.