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http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/biz/archives/2014/03/31/2003586905
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“PC makers hold conservative attitudes about seasonal demand in the second half of the year,” TrendForce analyst Avril Wu (吳雅婷) said in a report released last week.

Shipments of desktop computers and laptop computers will shrink 6.6 percent this year to a total 276.7 million units from 296.1 million units last year, Gartner Inc forecast.

Thanks to fewer suppliers after industry consolidation, this year will still be profitable for PC DRAM chipmakers,
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At this rate I'll never upgrade and never have a 16+GB rig. sad-smiley-002.gif
     
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Of Course. As DDR4 makes it's way into the market, DDR3 prices will continue to climb, forcing people to accept that upgrading to DDR4 makes sense.
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Of Course. As DDR4 makes it's way into the market, DDR3 prices will continue to climb, forcing people to accept that upgrading to DDR4 makes sense.
Just like how DDR1 is $30 a GIG! tongue.gif
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We really need a couple foundries here stateside to compete with Taiwan and South Korea.
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We really need a couple foundries here stateside to compete with Taiwan and South Korea.

There are semiconductor foundries in the US. They're dramatically more expensive, far too much to compete in the consumer market.
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There are semiconductor foundries in the US. They're dramatically more expensive, far too much to compete in the consumer market.

Imminent defeat starts with the attitude of imminent defeat.
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The big news here is the whole desktop shrink.

I doubt the demand is driven by utility of the desktops. It's just that progress is too damn slow lately. 4 years to even START considering something is useless. It used to be 2 or even 1.

Mobiles it's not like they need upgrading, they are way worse in that front - few need something better than an android that can do youtube - but it's just few people have settled to a phone so they get their first good one.

I suspect in 2-4 years we'll start seeing both the mobile and desktop market on slow sales with the real problem emmerging itself. Shrinking of the transistor stagnation. It's just that the PC got there first.
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Imminent defeat starts with the attitude of imminent defeat.

It seems you have read Sun Tzu's Art of Memory Manufacturing
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when you cant innovate, litigate
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