Have you ever wondered why the memory card are becoming so cheap? Well, the NAND flash chips that go in those CF SD cards are in severe over-supply as the manufacturers such as Samsung, Hynix, Toshiba, Micron, etc continue to fight for market share. The average selling price (ASP) of NAND flash chips has declined 30% last quarter. This and the next quarter will be uglier for the chip manufacturers. Obviously the current global economic situation does not help either. We can expect the price trend to continue for a while, before some chip makers quit the market for good, or the solid-state drives (SSD) pick up the demand.
Keywords: Flash photography, Memory Cards, NAND