Chip and Component Prices to Increase in Q3, Decline in Q4
Aug 10, 2009
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Average global pricing for commodity electronic components is expected to rise by 2.3 percent in the third quarter compared to the second quarter due to shortages and resulting price hikes for memory chips, according to iSuppli Corp.

Following declines of 8.4% in 4Q 2008, 9.2% in 1Q 2009 and 5% in 2Q 2009, overall prices are expected to undergo a short-term rise in the third quarter. ISuppli said that most components are expected to experience price declines in the third quarter, but the average is being skewed by DRAM. Furthermore, prices will revert to declines in the fourth quarter, with a 0.2% decrease.

Other areas seeing price increases include analog Integrated Circuits (ICs), discretes, and filters.

Pricing will decrease moderately during the third quarter for most major memory segments. NAND-type flash will experience a 0.3% decline. NOR pricing will decrease by 1.1 percent. EEPROMs pricing will remain flat.

Declines also are expected for standard logic ICs, crystals, oscillators, connectors, resistors, and magnetics. An overall decline is expected for capacitors.

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