DigiTimes reports a large quantity of very cheap fake NAND memory chips are undermining the market in China. Many of these fake chips are branded as Samsung chips but most of them don't even have a die inside:
Most of the fake products, which are packaged as finished products from branded vendors, are found even without a die inside, the sources noted.
The fake chips are available at extremely low prices and therefore significantly undermining market orders for memory chips in China, the sources said, noting that Samsung apparently will be harmed most due to the fake Samsung products.
The spreading of fake products will further worsen the NAND flash market which is not expected to see a major pick-up before the end of this year, the sources stated.