GBI Research Explains How the DRAM Industry Damned Itself

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tekknyne

Did you know that the USA hasn't built an oil refinery since 1975? So we must have tons of extra oil surplus right? Exxon is making record profits so why can't memory makers?

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hastyscorpion

What you said makes no sense at all.

Having fewer oil refineries limits supply of gasoline raising the price. That is beside the fact that the amount of oil refined in the U.S. has nothing to do with the global supply of oil. Countries other than the U.S. refine and consume oil.

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knipfty

It only cost me about $125 for the memory! I was almost tempted to put in 32 GB, but as it is, I'm using only a little over 4GB...

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USraging

They could devote more resources to NAND flash memory to drop the prices a little further for ssd's.

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praetor_alpha

Maybe they should get into the hard drive business. I hear that selling ridiculously overpriced drives from not flooded factories is the "in thing" right now.

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thesaltydalty

It's not like they're pretending their factories are flooded, just some factories got flooded reducing production of hard drives and the factors of supply and demand made prices go up.

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briansnj

1 - The floods hit the factories, That hurt...a lot!
2 - PC and device builders that need HDs immediately bought up as much as they could driving up demand...thank you Dell, HP, Apple, etc.
3 - People got panicky and started buying HDs just after the floods when prices started to climb.

A 1,2,3 knockout punch if you will. No secret, no conspiracy theory, no scam...just simple economics. Yes, the world is a lot bigger and more complex than your tiny little bedrooms folks!

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gatorXXX

There's a world out there? When did this happen? My bedroom is tiny?........

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