Samsung dominates the NAND flash market

Samsung 3D V-NAND memory chips, Samsung leading the NAND memory market
Samsung NAND chips
Earlier this year, Samsung expanded its 3D NAND flash memory manufacturing facilities in China and South Korea, also starting to manufacture 64-layer NAND flash memory chips earlier this month.
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Samsung moves on leaving the Galaxy Note 7 disaster behind, although its smartphone business might feel its effects for a long time. However, most of its other divisions are doing great. For example, the NAND flash market remains dominated by the South Korean giant, Samsung Electronics leading it in the third quarter of the year.

According to SamMobile, "Earlier this year the company expanded 3D NAND flash memory manufacturing facilities in Xi’an, China and Hwaseong, South Korea. Samsung is also setting up a new facility in Pyeongtaek, South Korea to further increase production." The same source reveals that 64-layer NAND chips entered production this month, and the increasing demand of SSDs that use these chips would help Samsung to maintain its domination of this market in the future as well.

The NAND flash memory market share controlled by Samsung in Q3 2016 is 36.6 percent, a figure that translates to $3.744 billion in sales. The other two leading brands are Toshiba, with 19.8 percent, and Western Digital - 17.1 percent.


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-12- 5 (Update: 2016-12- 5)
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