China’s Memory Consumption Reaches 20%

China’s appetite for electronics continues to grow in spite of some recent softness in its manufacturing sector. As of this year, nearly 4.789 billion DRAM chips and 3.518 billion NAND Flash chips from the 2Gb category have been consumed in China, accounting for 19.2 percent and 20.6 percent, respectively, of the world’s total DRAM and…

Memory Prices Tighten but is it Sustainable?

Memory semiconductor vendors have engineered the seemingly impossible. Prices are rising, inventories are tighter, there’s even talk of shortages in certain product areas due to a fire that halted production at a major facility and overall, the fundamentals of the memory market are seen as much better today than they have been in years. How…

NAND Flash Contract Prices Drop

According to DRAMeXchange, a research division of TrendForce, 1H’May NAND Flash contract prices are gradually declining due to the persistent effects of the off-peak season. Memory cards and UFDs are continuing to be affected by the seasonal slowness typical of the second quarter, as can be seen in the two products’ noticeably weak sales performances…

Toshiba to Start Mass Production of Next Generation NAND Flash Memory

Toshiba Corp. and Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., (TAEC), a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, today announced that the company has developed second generation 19 nanometer process technology that it will apply to mass production of 2-bit-per-cell 64 gigabit NAND memory chips later this month. Toshiba has used the…