According to the forecast TrendForce, the price of NAND flash memory will continue to grow next year
Analysts TrendForce subsidiary of DRAMeXchange, to monitor the situation in the memory market, I believe that the trend of rising prices for NAND flash memory, which started this semester, will continue not only in the first quarter of 2017, but in the next.
The fact that the growth of production volumes of NAND flash lags behind demand growth. TrendForce according to the forecast, in 2017 the production will be increased by 6%. The moment is characterized by a transition from the production of planar memory (2D NAND) memory surround layout (3D NAND). While shipments of 3D NAND is not as great to cover the deficit arising as stocks of 2D NAND, but they will constantly grow. By the end of this year 3D NAND will account for about 30% of the total supply, if you count the volume of information, but in the third quarter of 2017, the share of 3D NAND will be over half. By that time, analysts believe, will start large-scale deliveries of 64-layer 3D NAND memory, designed to plug-in eMMC and UFS, and SSD for corporate and consumer segment. By the way, the SSD of next year will have 40% of the total NAND production in 2017.