We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,258 News Articles

Flash memory production to shrink in 2009

SanDisk reduces memory being produced

Flash memory production will fall next year because a number of bulk orders have been suspended or cancelled, according to SanDisk.

The NAND flash memory manufacturer admitted it has reduced production, also blaming a slump in prices for the downturn in production. Meanwhile, Toshiba denied rumours it planned to stop production completely between December 27 and January 4.

Profits from flash memory, which is commonly found in MP3 players, mobile phones and other handheld devices, are thought to have dropped by 13.1 percent for 2008. iSuppli analysts have predicted the market will see a further 15 percent drop in profits during 2009.

See also: Samsung stops pursuing SanDisk


IDG UK Sites

5 reasons Facebook Messenger is terrible, and 5 reasons it's great

IDG UK Sites

Samsung: King of the Androids (or MWC, at least)

IDG UK Sites

Inside Microsoft's universal platform for designing apps that work on PCs, tablets, phones, Xbox...

IDG UK Sites

How to watch Apple's 9 March 'Spring Forward' Apple Watch event live stream, and what to expect: Ap?......