1. Nside

    NAND Oversupply, Prices to Drop

    Just saw a video mentioning this article, so we might see SSD and other flash product prices drop a bit in the next few months. The stockpiling from earlier this year apparently brought down the overall fab wafer price in the second half of this year as well, so we might see drops in other areas...
  2. AlphaAtlas

    PCIe SSDs Will Overtake SATA in 2019

    A recent report from Digitimes claims that PCIe SSDs could finally overtake SATA SSD shipments in 2019. Unit prices for 512GB PCIe SSDs have supposedly fallen 11% sequentially, down to a price of $55 in Q1 2019, while SATA SSD prices only dropped 9%. The price gap between the different SSDs was...
  3. AlphaAtlas

    SK Hynix Launches "4D" NAND Flash

    SK Hynix launched what it claims is the world's first "4D" NAND. The new 96-layer TLC chips have a capacity of 512gb (or 64GB) each, and will go into production this year. They also claim that 1TB SSDs using the company's own controllers and firmware will come out this year, while 1tb chips, QLC...
  4. cageymaru

    NAND Flash Prices Expected to Drop in 2019

    NAND flash prices are expected to drop even further in 2019 after declining by 50% this year. This is due to the creation of more capacity expansion in the industry to meet demand. There are 6-7 leading manufacturers of NAND flash products and some may face increased pressure to remain...
  5. AlphaAtlas

    Micron Buys Itself Out of Flash Partnership With Intel

    Micron is officially ending their flash partnership by buying Intel's share of IM Flash for $2.5 billion. Micron is shelling out $1.5 billion in cash for the acquisition, and is taking on another $1 billion in debt. The company says it can start the acquisition process in early 2019, and that it...
  6. AlphaAtlas

    Memory Prices Could Fall 20% in 2019

    DRAMeXchange says that DRAM prices could "drop by 15~20% YoY in 2019 due to the weak price trend of server DRAM." The researchers point a finger towards the sluggish smartphone market and an Intel CPU shortage as major contributors to the 2019 price drop. While some manufacturers are trying to...
  7. AlphaAtlas

    The Memory Market Still Has Growth Potential

    According to CK Chang, president of the memory module firm Apacer Technology, the memory market's future might not be as grim as some organizations predict. In an interview with Digitimes, Chang said that DRAM demand is picking up thanks to seasonal factors, and that predicted price drops come...
  8. cageymaru

    Samsung Expected to Slow Memory Chip Output to Maintain Market Pricing

    According to sources, Samsung has decided to slow memory chip output to create more market demand. This in turn will keep prices high or possibly even drive them up higher as the corporation seeks to maintain its bit growth projections of 20% for DRAM and 40% for Nand in 2018. If Samsung...
  9. DooKey

    Disk Will Eat Itself: Flash Price Crash Just Around the Over-Supplied Block

    The Register is reporting that Objective Analysis' Jim Handy believes we are in a NAND over-supply situation and prices are getting ready to crater. He says the crash will be the largest price correction in semiconductor history. He's estimating the price will drop to $0.08/GB next year and that...
  10. R

    Micron and Intel Develop 3rd Generation 3D NAND

    Via a post on their newsroom, Intel has announced today that in partnership with Micron, they have developed a new 3rd generation of NAND flash. The new chips are the world's first with 4Tb - 4bits/cell dies in 64 layers, and upcoming 96 layers. The 64 layer 4bits/cell die coming in at 1Tb...
  11. R

    Samsung Releases 970 PRO and EVO SSDs

    Samsung has announced today the 970 PRO and EVO solid state drives. The new M.2 drives are using the latest V-NAND technology and an all new Phoenix controller to give speeds of up to 3,500 MB/s read and 2,700 MB/s write, which is nearly 30% faster sequential writes than the 960 series, as well...
  12. R

    Power Outage at Samsung Destroys 3.5% of Global NAND Flash Output For March

    A power outage at a Samsung fab near Pyeongtaek, South Korea is being reported by AnandTech. The half hour power outage reportedly damaged 50,000 to 60,000 wafers of V-NAND memory, which represent 11% of Samsung's monthly output, and 3.5% of the global NAND output. Ugh, if the enthusiast PC...
  13. D

    Intel Outs Unannounced 1TB BGA SSD, 64L 512Gb NAND Die

    Intel Outs Unannounced 1TB BGA SSD, 64L 512Gb NAND Die
  14. R

    Bain Capital Brings In Apple For Bid On Toshiba Chip Unit

    In a last-ditch offer Bain Capital has brought in Apple Inc to help bolster it's bid for Toshiba's flash memory unit. Toshiba has been trying to sell it's flash memory unit to cover billions in losses at its bankrupt U.S nuclear business Westinghouse. The revised offer is worth $18.2 billion (2...