Friday, October 26th 2018

NAND Flash Prices May See Further Drops in 2019, DRAM to Remain Flat

Solid-state drives are cheaper than ever, thanks to systematic decline in NAND flash prices owing both to oversupply and increases in densities. NAND flash prices have already declined by 50 percent over 2018, according to a DigiTimes report, and will continue to slide through 2019. ADATA chairman Simon Chen commented that NAND flash makers haven't slowed down capacity expansions, and 2019 could witness an even bigger drop in prices than 2018.

Major NAND flash makers such as IMFlash Technology, SK Hynix, Samsung, Western Digital, Toshiba, have already taped out their 96-layer 3D NAND flash products, which could enter volume production in the first half of 2019. This could impact prices of existing swelling inventories of products based on 64-layer NAND flash. In theory, the 96-layer chips introduce 50 percent increases in densities. Adoption of newer technologies such as QLC (4 bits per cell) will expand densities even further. The same report also projects that DRAM prices could largely remain flat throughout 2019. Most NAND flash makers also happen to make DRAM, and could balance their NAND flash losses with DRAM profits.
Source: DigiTimes
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7 Comments on NAND Flash Prices May See Further Drops in 2019, DRAM to Remain Flat

#1
Tsukiyomi91
highly doubt they'll drop even further when big names will pull intentional "disasters" onto their factories, spin a little story & asks their PR department to give a scripted response.
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#2
Prima.Vera
Yep, just wait for the next big thing. Either it's a disaster, virus, rat/bug infestation, just wait and see ;)
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#3
Bwaze
"Oh no, a speck of dust, we have to rise the prices!"
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#4
bonehead123
yup... same ole dog & pony show...

no doubts in my mind at all !
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#5
E-curbi
As soon as Samsung 860 Pro 1TB SATA SSDs drop to $49, I be happy. :clap:
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#6
windwhirl
Of course they will balance the scales with extra DRAM profit :shadedshu:

E-curbi said:
As soon as Samsung 860 Pro 1TB SATA SSDs drop to $49, I be happy. :clap:
Well, then, better take a seat. This could take some time.
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#7
lZKoce
E-curbi said:
As soon as Samsung 860 Pro 1TB SATA SSDs drop to $49, I be happy. :clap:
May be in US....Europe on the other hand...better chance to get actual hoverboards/jetpacks before that.
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