DDR5 shortage is expected to continue until 2022

If you have been looking for a shiny new DDR5 RAM for your 12th generation build, then you probably haven’t had much success. In fact, in some markets, DDR5 is almost unavailable. We have talked with some suppliers who claim that the situation will improve from January, which gives us some optimism, but according to Micron, the limited supply of key components means that DDR5 will remain scarce until the second half of 2022 . Ouch.

These comments were made during the Micron conference call (via Find Alpha). Micron’s CEO Sanjay Mehrotra told investors and financial analysts, “As the shortage of non-memory components affects the ability of memory suppliers to build DDR5 modules, the demand for DDR5 products has significantly exceeded the supply. We expect these shortages to ease in 2022. DDR5 bit shipments will grow to meaningful levels in the second half of 2022.”