Who knew, success of the iPad can cause a drop in the price of DRAM memories for PCs

Who knew, success of the iPad can cause a drop in the price of DRAM memories for PCs

halo iPadAfter this, even the most bitter of haters he will like the success of the iPad and the category of mobile tablets (read "on netbooks without keyboard") that he helped to popularize. THE Reuters today released a warning from Samsung that the PC market may be facing a situation in which components such as DRAM memories will accumulate and, consequently, devalue.

"If the market remains slow, we may see surplus supply in Q4 (2010) or Q1 (2011)," said Kwon Oh-hyun, leader of Samsung's chip business. "Thanks to cell phones and servers, the DRAM market is going to be stable, but the PC segment is the weakest sector and depends on demand for the holiday in Ao de Graas, in the United States."

However, the sale of traditional computers can be undermined in this period because of a new threat: tablets. As the only option sold since April, the iPad is one of those responsible for this crisis in the PC market and the fact that several companies are following in its footsteps does not help. Tablets use fewer DRAM chips than larger computers because they run operating systems and applications optimized for mobile devices, and the fact that consumers are increasingly opting for these gadgets and smartphones really points to a future as predicted by Steve Jobs at D8: All Things Digital we will see fewer “trucks” on the streets and more “passenger cars”.

(via AppleInsider)