Trendforce appreciated the placement of forces in the world market of NAND flash memory in the first quarter of this year: the industry showed growth, despite difficulties with the production and supply of semiconductor products.
The market volume in monetary terms amounted to $ 14.82 billion. This is 5.1% more compared to the last quarter of last year.
Analysts were calculated that the total capacity of the shipped chips of the NAND flash memory increased by 11% in a quarterly calculus. At the same time, the average cost of this product has decreased by 5%.
The largest player of the market is Samsung with a fraction of about 33.5%. For comparison: in the last quarter of 2020, the South Korean giant controlled 32.9% of the industry.
In second place is KiOXIA from 18.7%, and “Bronze” got Western Digital from 14.7%. The list of leading suppliers also included SK Hynix, Micron and Intel, who showed the result of 12.3%, 11.1% and 7.5%, respectively, according to the results of the first quarter of 2021.
It is curious that all other NAND chip suppliers are according to only 2.1% of the global industry.
It is noted that the market is growing primarily due to good demand for flash memory in segments of laptop computers and smartphones. At the same time, in the data centers sector, delivery is not too high due to excess shipments in the past.