Given the shakiness of the world economy, the DRAM index could continue to rise for a few more quarters, worsening an already bad situation within the space, iSuppli stated.
Leimbach said, however, that there is a "glimmer of hope."
"Should expectations arise that the economy might be headed for improvement -- the belief alone is sufficient -- things could rapidly improve," Leimbach said. "An example of heightened expectations very quickly reversing the downward path of the DRAM market occurred in 2009, when the Inventory Index recovered from a beleaguered 14 weeks to a desirable six weeks in the space of just three quarters."
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