I’m Not Price Fixing, You’re Price Fixing!
With so little information at the moment this should be treated as nothing but a rumour; though history suggests a grain of truth is likely to emerge. Flash memory and controller makers and distributors such as Adata and Phison seem to think it is likely that flash memory prices will soon start to creep upwards. As there is crossover between those who make the memory and those who sell the finished products, that prediction could well be self fulfilling.
There is little more information available, but a 10-15% price increase in coordination with the release of PCIe 4.0 SSDs could mean we start moving far away from the magic $0.10/GB we were starting to see and deeply enjoy.
Taiwan memory modules makers including Adata Technology, Phison Electronics and Team Group are mulling a 10-15% hike in SSD prices and enforcing a limited-supply policy amid growing expectations that both NAND flash and DRAM chip prices may rebound