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  • Intel Aims to Keep Its Lead in Server Storage Market With Optane SSD DC P4800X Series, TrendForce Reports
    04-12-2017 / Alan Chen
    Intel has made waves in the server SSD market with the reveal of its Optane SSD DC P4800X Series this March. Based the company’s in-house 3D XPoint memory, the DC P4800X Series is scheduled for shipments in the second half of 2017. “3D XPoint greatly outperforms NAND Flash and will help Intel reinforce its leading position in the high-end segment of the SSD market that has become increasingly competitive,” said Alan Chen, senior research manager of DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. “In the future, the product roadmap of 3D XPoint could include client-grade SSDs and storage-class memory (SCM) devices. Intel naturally wants to expand the adoption of this technology in other areas as to create flexibility in pricing and consumption of in-house production capacity.” [ more ]
  • Tight NAND Flash Supply to Cause Prices of Mainstream SSDs to Jump by More Than 10% Sequentially in First Quarter, Says TrendForce
    03-13-2017 / Alan Chen
    DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, reports that client-grade SSDs of mainstream capacities continue to see rising contract prices in the PC-OEM market during this first quarter. On average, contract prices of MLC-based client-grade SSDs are projected to go up by 12~16% compared with the fourth quarter of last year, while prices of TLC-based products are expected to increase by 10~16% sequentially. Looking ahead to the second quarter, end device sales are anticipated to be relatively flat. Furthermore, PC-OEMs are reaching their limits on SSD costs. While the average prices of mainstream client-grade SSDs will keep climbing, the increase in the second quarter will likely be more moderate. [ more ]
  • TrendForce Says NAND Flash Revenue Grew 17.8% Sequentially in Fourth Quarter of 2016 as Supply Shortage Reached Its Most Severe Phase
    03-07-2017 / Sean Yang
    In the fourth quarter of 2016, the NAND Flash market was at its most severe phase of shortage for the year while shipments in the end device markets were robust. Consequently, average sales prices (ASPs) of NAND Flash products rose significantly, and the fourth-quarter global NAND Flash revenue registered a large sequential increase of 17.8% even with the strong third-quarter result as the base. NAND Flash suppliers made a strong finish to 2016 as their profits also peaked in the final quarter. [ more ]
  • TrendForce Forecasts Moderate Price Hikes for SSDs and eMMCs in Second Quarter of 2017; New iPhones to Drive NAND Flash Demand in This Year’s Second Half
    02-23-2017 / Sean Yang
    The global supply of 2D-NAND Flash will remain tight going into the second quarter of 2017, according to the latest analysis from DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. Also, major smartphone brands will soon begin their first wave of new product release for the year after the Mobile World Congress in Spain. With the NAND Flash supply still under strain, DRAMeXchange forecasts that contract prices of both SSDs and eMMCs will see a more moderate sequential price hike of 5~10% in the second quarter. [ more ]
  • TrendForce Expects NAND Flash Prices to Keep Rising During 2017 as Industry’s Wafer Capacity Will Expand by Just 6% Annually
    12-21-2016 / Sean Yang
    The global NAND Flash industry will see an annual increase of just 6% in its total wafer capacity in 2017, according to analysis by DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. As the pace of the industry-wide transition to 3D-NAND architecture accelerates, supply of 2D-NAND memory will drop sharply, leading to shortages next year. Furthermore, many suppliers are still working on the mass production of 3D-NAND memory. Until the industry in general is able to apply 64-layer 3D-NAND solutions to OEM storage products, the market supply for 3D-NAND memory will remain tight. In the meantime, NAND Flash prices will continue to go up and boost suppliers’ revenues. [ more ]
  • Global NAND Flash Revenue Rose 19.6% Sequentially in Third Quarter as Demand Outpaced Supply, According to TrendForce
    12-01-2016 / Sean Yang
    Prices of NAND Flash rose in the third quarter as smartphone makers continued to generate robust demand for related products and the technological transition from 2D-NAND to 3-NAND manufacturing reduced the industry’s overall output. The latest report from DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, finds that the revenue of the global NAND Flash industry grew 19.6% sequentially in the third quarter. At the same time, NAND Flash suppliers made larger gains in respective their operating margins compared with the prior quarter. [ more ]
  • TrendForce Reports SSD Prices to Register Largest Sequential Increase for 2016 in This Fourth Quarter and Will Keep Climbing in First Quarter of 2017
    11-30-2016 / Alan Chen
    Client-grade SSDs of mainstream capacities for the PC-OEM market are expected to witness the largest sequential increase in average contract price in almost a year for the fourth quarter of 2016, according to DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. Set against the third quarter, the average contract prices in the PC-OEM market for mainstream client-grade SSDs using MLC NAND Flash are estimated to rise by 6~10%. The average prices of mainstream client-grade SSDs carrying TLC NAND Flash are expected rise by 6~9% sequentially in the fourth-quarter PC-OEM market. [ more ]
  • TrendForce Anticipates SSD Adoption Rate in Global Notebook Market to Reach 50% in 2018
    08-29-2016 / Alan Chen
    DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, reports that prices have stabilized for the first time in a year for mainstream client-grade SSDs in the PC-OEM market during this third quarter. Compared with the prior quarter, the average contract price of MLC-based SSDs rose 0~0.5% while that of the TLC-based SSDs fell slightly by 0~1%. [ more ]