Manipulation of the price of DRAM can have a profound effect on the overall system costs of computing platforms for consumers and manufacturers alike. This situation undoubtedly warranted the DOJ attention it received, as the DRAM revenues in 2005 amounted to $25 bln and are expected to grow to $32 bln by 2010, according to iSuppli. SRAM, on the other hand, is a memory technology in decline as a standalone part – although its functionality remains in high demand when integrated on other types of semiconductors. Market revenue for standalone SRAM amounted to $2.7 bln in 2005, and will decline at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of negative 7% to $1.9 bln in 2010.
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