Oversupply means NAND flash prices will drop further, says TrendForce
Market analysts are predicting that the slight oversupply of NAND flash for eMMC/UFS and SSD storage seen in the first few months of 2018 will continue through to the middle of the year. Due to a delay in production expansion, this could result in higher prices in the last half of 2018.
The DRAMeXchange division of TrendForce, a market analyst company, is predicting that the slight oversupply of NAND flash present in the first quarter of 2018 is likely to continue through to the middle of the year. While we are currently seeing savings of a few dollars per drive, these prices could decrease further before a predicted increase in demand later in the year returns rates to normal.
DRAMeXchange also says that some manufacturers have delayed plans to expand their production capabilities. This delay — combined with the predicted increase in demand — will likely result in an increase in prices later in the year due to a short supply. 2019 may return to normal as a relatively new player, Yangtze Memory Technologies Company (YMTC), will start shipping significant volumes of NAND flash next year.
This market analysis of NAND flash includes that used for eMMC and UFS storage in phones, tablets, Chromebooks, and budget PC’s, as well as that used in M.2 and SATA based SSDs for consumer and business computers.
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