Analyst expects NAND flash memory prices will go up

Posted on Sunday, Aug 30 2009 @ 01:25 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
IC Insights believes NAND flash memory prices are likely to go up over the next few years:
The flash memory market is about to go through a change from a situation that favored buyers to one that will favor NAND flash memory suppliers over the next few years, according to IC Insights' recently released mid-year update to the McClean Report.

Unit shipments and bit volume demand is set to increase but there has been a declining investment in flash memory manufacturing capacity for a couple of years now. IC Insights reckons that in 2009 capital expenditure dedicated to flash memory will fall to 25 percent of the previous year at about $3 billion. The result will be upward pressure on average selling prices through 2012 at least.


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