NAND flash prices to continue downward trend
This doesn't look good but seems to happen every few years.
NAND flash prices are showing no signs of rebounding despite optimism about demand recovery in the second half of 2019, according to industry sources.
The sources noted it is generally believed that NAND flash demand for smartphones will be picking up substantially in the second half of 2019. A recovery is also expected to take place in the server and datacenter market in the latter part of this year, playing another catalyst for the memory market growth, the sources continued.
Nevertheless, NAND flash memory prices are expected to continue trending down in the second half of 2019, the sources warned. The prices have already approached cash costs for many manufacturers, but remain under downward pressure, the sources indicated.
Lets hope for a speedy recovery! It will be interesting to see what the global markets do to spark a rise in demand. Will it be a new type of SSD that requires "more" NAND flash?? Not likely. Will it be more memory in smart phones?? Maybe, but that isn't sustainable, Will it be google buying up all the SSDs to expand their YouTube data center storage so that TechUTainment Tubers can post more cat videos??
Now we have a winner!
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