Market analyst predicts $0.08 per GB for 3D NAND next year

Posted 17 August 2018 23:45 CET by Jan Willem Aldershoff

Market analyst Jim Handy has predicted during the Flash Memory Summit that prices of NAND will be as low as $0.08 per GB next year. That would mean a 1TB SSD could cost less than $100. Currently the average price per GB is around $0.30.

Reasons, according to Handy, is a NAND flash oversupply that will be corrected next year. Manufacturers will sell NAND chips close to the cost price of 64-layer 3D NAND next year, which is about $0.08. If correct, it would be the largest price correction ever in the semiconductor industry, TheRegister writes. Handy also expects the NAND flash production to grow with 45% year-over-year.

With the lower NAND chip prices, also price of SSDs will go down, Handy expects that next year they could fall to 25% of current prices.

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