Tuesday, September 11th 2012

Toshiba Cuts NAND Flash Prices by up to 25 Percent

Apparently, Toshiba's strategy of inflating NAND flash pricing by cutting down production by 30 percent, stimulating similar reductions across the industry, backfired. Taking advantage of Toshiba's production cuts, Micron Technology ramped up its production, gaining market share. The Idahoan company's increased market share at Toshiba's expense ensured that SSD makers with Toshiba NAND flash create variants of their products with Micron's chips. Toshiba's latest move, according to a TweakTown report, is to scale its NAND flash production back up, and cut NAND flash prices down by 20 - 25 percent. Such a price-cut could result in further SSD price-cuts across the board, as the industry would end up with large inventories of Toshiba- and Micron-branded NAND flash chips.

Source: TweakTown
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8 Comments on Toshiba Cuts NAND Flash Prices by up to 25 Percent

#2
Delta6326
My two favorite words "Price cuts":rockout:
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#3
Assimilator
Toshiba's greed - first with LCD price-fixing, now this - is coming back to haunt them. Good.
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#4
Prima.Vera
Toshiba is not alone guys. Samsung, IBM, Intel, TMSC are also responsible for keeping the prices up...
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#5
largon
NAND prices have been in free fall for long and looks like it's not going to change anytime soon!
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#6
xaira
lol, 128gb ssd $50 soon WTF????? HDDS are dead, but i luv my 1tb caviar black
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Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: xaira
lol, 128gb ssd $50 soon WTF????? HDDS are dead, but i luv my 1tb caviar black
They'll be with us for quite some time, for storage. Lots of people here have more than 5TB of stuff (I have a anemic 1.2TB :P) and it's not feasible putting all that on SSDs. Often it's not needed either, music and movie storage doesn't gain anything by SSDs.
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D007
by: Frick
They'll be with us for quite some time, for storage. Lots of people here have more than 5TB of stuff (I have a anemic 1.2TB :P) and it's not feasible putting all that on SSDs. Often it's not needed either, music and movie storage doesn't gain anything by SSDs.
lol.. Fishfaced nincompoop...
But yea.. Movies n music.. No point..
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