Meanwhile, Micron's NAND flash revenue fell by 4.5 percent in the second quarter from the first to $678 million. Micron's average selling price increased by 8 percent in the second quarter over the first, as NAND flash prices overall rose. However, as the proportion of specialty products increased and the manufacturer's migration to the 20nm process is slightly lagging, average cost also increased by 1 percent.
Lastly, Intel experienced strong demand for its enterprise-class SSDs, TrendForce stated. The growth was attributed to the popularity of cloud computing.
"However, restricted by limited capacity and a relatively slower migration to the 20nm process, [Intel's] second-quarter NAND flash revenue only increased by 1.2 percent quarter over quarter, arriving at $413 million," TrendForce stated.
TrendForce expects that as the Intel's 20nm flash memory output grows, product performance will improve.
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