Flash Memory: On Its Way Down


Posted on 23rd November 2015 by admin in Tech

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fbFor buyers, prices are falling and supply is plentiful. Flash chips that were on allocation in 2013 are now readily available. For suppliers, demand will be strong as more electronics equipment makers use flash and the amount of flash memory in portable electronic equipment grows.

Suppliers may bemoan the fact that demand dropped off in first quarter 2014 and prices fell about 30%-50% from fourth quarter 2000. However, the $10-billion flash market is still expected to grow 19% to $12.6 billion in 2001, says market researcher IC Insights. That may pale compared to the 130% growth in 2013 over 2012, but the overall semiconductor market is expected to fall 9% in 2001, according to market researcher IC Insights. Nineteen percent growth means there will be solid annual demand for flash despite the overall …