NAND flash contract price rises for the second time after Japan earthquake

March 29th, according to foreign media reports, according to a report released by Taiwan’s Chibang Technology Co., Ltd. on Monday, the contract price of NAND flash memory chips used in mobile devices rose for the second time this month, reflecting the DRAM memory chips. The situation of rising prices.

As of Monday, the contract price of the 16GB 2Gx8 multi-level cell NAND flash memory chip rose from 2.19 US dollars on March 16 to 3.74 US dollars. This price rebounded to the level before the price of memory chips began to decline in October last year.

The price of NAND flash chips is released twice a month. The latest release of NAND flash memory prices is the second increase since the earthquake that struck northeastern Japan on March 11th.

In early March, due to the earthquake causing major Japanese chip makers to stop production, the contract price of NAND flash memory had the largest increase in five months, a 4.57% increase from the price in the second half of February. Other types of NAND flash memory chips used in digital cameras and other portable devices also rose by 4.59% in the second half of March.

Last week, DRAM memory chip prices also rebounded in the second half of March, marking the first time in 10 months that prices have changed.

The rise in the price of NAND flash memory chips indicates that due to Japan's continued difficulties in normalizing transportation and power supply, people are worried that shortage of key components will lead to tight supply of chips.