Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Makers of flash memory engaging in price fixing?

updated 04:35 pm EST, Thu February 15, 2007

Flash memory price fixing?

An American lawfirm alleges that US shoppers may be paying more than is legal for flash memory. Organized by Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, a firm specializing in class action suits, a newly-begun legal investigation accuses numerous companies of conspiring to "fix, raise, maintain and stabilize" flash memory prices. The primary target of the firm seems to be Micron's Crucial Technologies division, but other major corporations have been implicated as well, including Hynix, Samsung and Toshiba -- the major suppliers of memory to Apple, which uses the chips in its popular nano and shuffle iPods. The implication may be that the cost of iPods is artificially high, although not as a result of Apple's intentions. HBSS is encouraging members of the public to get in touch via phone or e-mail if they know anything that could add to the investigation.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500 projector

Trying to find the perfect projector for a home theater can be tricky, as there are bountiful options on the market from a large numbe ...

Thecus N2310 NAS

For every computer user, there comes a point of critical mass in data storage. When it hits, external hard drives, USB sticks and DVD ...

iRig Pads

When it comes to mobile music products, IK Multimedia has positioned itself as one of the top suppliers. Right from the early days of ...

Advertisement

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News