Flash Prices are Going Up – Thanks Apple

NAND Flash Price Increase

Prices have been steadily rising since late January and now we (everyone in the flash market) are facing another increase. Apple recently announced that it’s starting development on a 32GB iPhone. It also made a bulk purchase of 100 million 8GB flash chips, which pretty much drained the market, causing a significant shortage. It is still too early to tell how long prices will stay up, or how high they will go. I’ll keep posting updates.

See additional links below.

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/032409-flash-memory-vendors-slashing-production.html

http://www.neowin.net/news/main/09/04/09/apple-orders-100-millions-8gb-flash-memory-chips

http://blogs.zdnet.com/Apple/?p=3655

http://www.techradar.com/news/computing-components/storage/apple-buying-up-the-world-s-flash-memory-536327

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One Response to Flash Prices are Going Up – Thanks Apple
  1. Tommy

    We are USB flash disk factory, we are cooling affected by this, customer’s marketing project has delayed. More and more customer stood and waiting for the price get down.

    Hope the market can going warm after 1 or 2 months.