Industry sources told DigiTimes that prices of NAND flash memory are rebounding. However, the rally is expected to be short-lived, a return to downward price pressure is expected after the Lunar New Year break in February due to oversupply.
NAND flash chip suppliers have recently raised prices slightly although downstream module and device makers remain cautious about building up inventory at the end of the year, the sources noted.
Flash memory card prices have also rebounded slightly from the bottom they reached previously, the sources continued. Meanwhile, SSD prices continue to fall while prices of embedded storage devices including eMMC and eMCP have been relatively stable, the sources said.
The sources also predicted that the pricing of 480GB to 512GB SSDs will likely approach those for 1TB HDDs by the end of 2019. At the moment, you can roughly get a 240GB SSD for the price of a 1TB HDD.