Important innovations in the field of NAND Flash: Samsung began producing chips in the new Pyeongtaek factory, which cost the beauty of 13 billion dollars. It will serve to bring back the SSD prices to levels some time ago?
The causes of the continuous price increases chip NAND Flash , with corresponding impact on the figures to be disbursed mainly for SSDs, increased percentages of important factors in the last year. Speculation and the scarcity of chips over demand are the reasons summarized in a short, but there are hopes that something can change.
Samsung kicked off the mass production of chip 64-layer 256GB V-NAND , the ones used in the most recent production SSD, but the real novelty is that these are produced by the new factory Pyeongtaek , which then goes on to add their own production to the existing one. Investments were really huge, something like $ 13 billion, which is why it is really a very high production volumes, which could in fact bring innovations in the NAND Flash market.
Indeed, wanting to add a consideration, we can say that a benefit might just be the SSD market, as NAND Flash chip of that type are not adopted, at least not yet, in smartphones. The phones are too greedy for NAND Flash chips and, considering how many we sell in the world, constitute a considerable share in the memory chip market, but it is customary to incorporate less refined performance solutions.
Now will wait a bit ‘of time to figure out if and how the prices of SSDs will suffer some changes, also due to the fact that other manufacturers have plans to increase the volume of chips produced.