NEC Corp is to raise prices on 64-Mbit DRAMs, according to EE Times, in what could be a glimmer of hope for struggling memory chip makers. NEC is preparing to raise prices by 10% on 100MHz PC-100 64-Mbit devices, where there is still some under-supply. It will cap its output volume by the end of the year to prevent further losses, and is ramping down production of 16-Mbit devices. The prices for 64-Mbit DRAMs fell below $10 during the summer. NEC will also bring forward its plans to launch Direct Rambus DRAMs.