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Japan’s Quake Causes Memory Prices To Sky Rocket!

The prices for DRAM and NAND flash memory chips sky rocketed on Monday as a result of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami. The reason for this? Markets display concerns over fabrication plant shutdowns, power outages, and supply chain shortages. Prices for DRAM shot up by as much as 7.5%, while prices for NAND flash memory rose as much as 20.5%, according to DRAMeXchange.

With Japan producing 35.7% of the world’s NAND flash production and 13.6% of DRAM, we are likely to see a rise in Japanese memory sold in the U.S…