DRAMeXchange predicts that DRAM prices could fall 5% in Q4 2018. Avril Wu, senior research director of DRAMeXchange, said “DRAM products have begun to see a weak price trend since 3Q18 after the price growth of nine consecutive quarters.” Graphics DRAM in particular is already starting to drop in price, while PC and server RAM prices only grew 1% to 2% last quarter. Samsung is rumored to be slowing down memory production in response to reduced demand. Similar to server DRAM, the PC DRAM market also expects an oversupply and a price drop up to 5%. The price decline is larger than the previous forecast, for the shortage of Intel CPUs may lead to lower demand for notebooks and PC DRAM in a row. In terms of specialty DRAM, DRAMeXchange notes that the demand has already gone weak, together with price declines since September, because the U.S-China trade war has brought some uncertainties to the market. For 4Q18, there is a higher chance for the contract prices of specialty DRAM to decrease, even steeper than PC DRAM and server DRAM.