Samsung plans to expand the proportion of 3D NAND flash this year

Samsung a South Korean tech giant announced the economic results in Q1 2022, where the company has record compressed revenue for the third quarter. And now, the leader of the global NAND flash market Samsung plans to continue to expand the proportion of 3D NAND flash this year.

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The report by Korean Media indicates that Samsung and SK Hynix are expected to increase the ratio of 3D NAND flash (CAPA) by 2-4% this year. Samsung, which has the largest share of the global NAND flash market, began mass production of its first 3D NAND flash in 2013 and has been steadily increasing its share.

Further, TrendForce reported that the share of 3D products in Samsung’s total NAND flash shipments increased from 74% at the end of 2020 to 76% at the end of 2021. By the end of this year, the ratio is expected to increase to 78 percent.

SK Hynix, which owned 65% of 3D products at the beginning of 2020, grew the proportion to 74% by the end of the same year. At the end of last year, this ratio had increased to 79%. This ratio is expected to increase to 83 percent by the end of this year.

So far, in the fourth quarter of last year, Samsung had the largest share of the NAND flash market in the company with 33.1%. SK Hynix is ​​second with a market share of 19.5%, which also includes Solidigm, which it acquired last year. In third place is Kioxia (19.3%), in fourth place is Western Digital (13.2%) and in fifth place is Micron (10.4%).

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