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Top-Tier OEMs Forecasts At Core of DRAM Shortage?

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ALISO VIEJO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 13, 2000

Even with the migration to 128 Mbyte DRAM, demand for 64 Mbyte DRAM continues strong with prices nearing $7.

American IC Exchange, the global market maker for commodity products, reports greater than normal requests from top-tier OEMs for 64 Mbyte DRAM.

Paul Meyers, commodity manager at AICE stated, "The move to 128 Mbyte DRAM has been widely touted; still it appears that OEM forecasts for 64 Mbyte DRAM were underestimated. Also, we're unsure of an actual shortage of the end-of-life product since historically we have experienced shortages that were manufacturer induced."

American IC Exchange expects the trend to continue another 12 to 18 months, with peaks during the back-to-school and Christmas markets, when consumer demand for hand-held telecommunications devices is high. Meyers noted that another factor fueling this trend is the willingness of OEMs to pay above premium prices for these modules.

American IC Exchange (www.aice.com) continues to provide buying and selling solutions for OEMs and is a global leader in the distribution of commodity semiconductors and computer products. AICE was the first company to offer an Internet service (RAMDEX(TM)) to help the OEM customer eliminate the guesswork from buying and selling on the global spot market.
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