DigiTimes reports prices of NAND flash memory are expected to drop significantly in 2011, as major chip suppliers ramp up production on 20nm nodes:
NAND flash prices will be driven down significantly in 2011, when major chip suppliers progress to 20nm-class processes, according to industry players and observers from Taiwan and China. They do not expect solid state drives (SSDs) to achieve deep penetration in the PC market until 2011.
They were expressing their views during a panel discussion at a cross-strait symposium in Taipei on information industries. Participants included top executives from China- and Taiwan-based memory device makers, such as A-Data Technology, Condel Technology, JMicron Technology and Silicon Motion Technology. Mark Lai, compliance committee director for the Solid State Drive Alliance (SSDA), and Chen Qingfang, VP for China-based Potevio Institute of Technology, also attended.