After the outbreak of coronary heart disease, the production cycle of many products underwent changes that few companies anticipated. From the delay in launching new products to the lack of inventory of some portable gadgets due to supply chain problems were the causes of the COVID 19 virus.
But the situation in the SSD market is a little different. Reports indicate that more than the market needs have been produced from NAND flash, which in the future will cause the price of SSD memory to fall in the period of the first quarter of 2021. If you are planning to buy new SSD memory, you can order your desired model up to 15% cheaper next year.
This report is published by TrendForce, which works in the field of PC hardware market analysis, among other areas. According to Trendforce, the price of NAND flash will drop by 10 to 15% in the first quarter of 2021, and this could have a direct impact on the price of SSDs on the market.
DRAMs are in demand on a par with NAND flash; But what could possibly reduce the price of SSD memory compared to DRAM memory is the inventory of the manufacturers of these components. It is said that the storage capacity of DRAM companies is in a normal state; But NAND flash manufacturers’ warehouses are full of parts that need to reach customers as quickly as possible.
Trendforce examines the demand for NAND flash memory and believes that the share of each NAND flash consumer in 2021 will be as follows:
- The PC market is about 31%
- Enterprise SSD network market about 20%
- UFS and eMMC type equipment about 41%
- Raw NAND wafers are about 8%
The table below shows the estimated prices of components using NAND flash memory in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the fourth quarter of 2020.