Dell Computer has declared war on the high cost of memory chips and accused manufacturers of running a cartel to keep prices inflated.
Chief executive Michael Dell said that his company intends to buy from a wide range of manufacturers in a bid to keep prices down.
He claimed that the price of memory chips has soared because manufacturers have been doing deals between themselves to inflate the price.
"I think we saw cartel-like behaviour by a couple of DRam suppliers," said Dell. "It appears to have been successful for a very short period of time."
Memory prices have more than tripled since November, but have begun to fall again.
Dell maintained that the cartel made a mistake by thinking that if it raised the price of DRam it would see an increase in supply. "The world doesn't work that way," he said.
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