The DRAM business is volatile -- much like the memory itself. Prices often swing in both directions widely and according to many in the business, ramps in either direction are difficult to predict. Interestingly, the bigger a company is in the DRAM business, the greater the difficulties. Over the past several years, DRAM companies have come under fire from the public as well as the law. DRAM companies ranging from Elpida, Hynix, Infineon, Micron to Samsung and a host of others have been accused of DRAM price fixing in which said companies jointly agreed to participate in cartel-like business practices. Of course, such actions don't go unnoticed.