Electronics Production | December 28, 2007
NAND flash oversupply getting worse
According to DigiTimes the NAND flash oversupply is getting worse.
Apple is one participating actor in the game of creating the oversupply of NAND flash memories as Apple has decided to decrease its orders of NAND flash in December every year. The NAND flash market is seeing oversupply which not only affects the spot market but has also impacted contract pricing in second half of December. Contract quotes in the second half of December for 8Gb MLC chips dropped 13-25% to an average price of US$3.48, while 16Gb MLC chips saw a drop of 21-25% to US$6.52. Due to limited production volume, SLC chips, on the other hand, did not see a large drop, according to DRAMeXchange.