It is the market supply and demand that affect the price trend of flash memory. The main products of several flash memory manufacturers have turned to 64-tier stack 3D NAND since last year, which is an important factor in the price reduction of flash memory.
This year, Samsung, Xishu,ToshibaAndMeguiarOther companies announced the production of their 96-storey 3D flash stocks, Diitimes reported.These manufacturers are actively improving the yield of 96-layer flash memory, which is expected to become the mainstream of the market by 2020.This is the case.
Sources said that 96-tier stacks of 3D flash will account for 30% of production this year, but as manufacturers accelerate technological transformation and improve yields, next year 96-tier flash capacity will exceed 64-tier flash.
This year, flash memory prices continue to fall.Flash memory manufacturers have begun to cut capacity to reduce market supply, with Meguiar expanding capacity cuts from 5% to 10%, and SK Hailishi expects that this year's capacity will be reduced by more than 10% compared with 2018.This is the case.
Samsung Electronics has recently adjusted its production plan to respond to Japan's semiconductor material control measures against South Korea.
Sources believe that the main NAND manufacturers'production reduction plan is mainly to reduce the production of 64-layer flash memory and mature products.
In addition to 96-tier stack flash, several NAND vendors have delivered 120/128-tier stack NAND flash samples. It is expected that the competition for 128-tier stack flash will start in the second half of 2019 to 2020.