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Apple Still Leads With The World’s Best-Selling Smartphone Model

“Apple’s iPhone 5 smartphone model shipped an estimated 27.4 million units worldwide during the fourth quarter of 2012,” Strategy Analytics analyst Neil Shah said. “The iPhone 5 captured an impressive 13 percent share of all smartphones shipped globally and it has become the world’s best-selling smartphone model for the first time ever.” The firm estimates that

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New and Updated Mobile Devices with More NAND Boost Flash Memory Market

Published on October 28, 2012, in Market Share.

The third quarter of 2012 was very busy with new Smart connected device launch and product refresh all coming ahead of the holiday season, with all main three mobile operating systems (OS) out and competing for buyer’s heart, consumers wait is over and Flash memory foundries hopping that with the launch of higher capacities new devices fourth quarter

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Top NAND Makers Plan to Raise Prices

Published on September 21, 2012, in NAND Prices.

NAND Flash memory production cutbacks made few months ago by Toshiba, Samsung and SK Hynix finally shows its toll as Flash supply becomes tight. Over the last quarter Flash prices stabilized however ahead of end-of-the-year sales and new key product launch, Flash makers see limited Flash supply and with it an opportunity to raise NAND prices. The 4 leading NAND flash

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1H August NAND Flash Contract Prices Remains Stable After Production Cut Back

Published on August 21, 2012, in NAND Prices.

According to DRAMeXchange research, first half of August NAND contract prices are continuing to stabilize, with prices remaining either flat or showing small gains. As buyers and sellers remain divided over the future pricing trend. NAND Flash manufacturers like Samsung and Toshiba are continuing to impose tighter supply. 2Q12, NAND Flash vendors, financial reports shows that both

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Can Apple with One Phone Fix the NAND Market and Win the Smartphone market?

One analyst think that they can, based on Phil Schiller, Apple’s SVP Marketing, comment at the trial “Each new generation sold approximately equal to all previous generations combined.” Horace Dediu from Asymco put the rule to the test using some guess work and publicly known data he checked the historical iPhones sales data to validate

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Samsung and Hynix Join Forces With Toshiba to Stabilize the NAND Market

Following Toshiba’s announcement on July 24th that it will cut its overall NAND-chip production by approximately 30%. Both Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix plans to join Toshiba in scaling down production at their NAND flash plants to align the fall in demand with supply and to try and raise NAND prices back to a more comfortable place. The

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Will the NAND Market be Affected by a September iPhone 5 Launch?

Published on July 31, 2012, in iPhone, Market Share, Rumor.

At the WWDC 2012 Apple disappointed many of its fans and followers as well as Flash memory manufacturers when in didn’t launched any of the rumored expected products, a new iPhone 5, an iPad mini or Apple’s version of Smart TV the iTV. Instead Apple launched a refresh to its MacBook Pro and Air lines and

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Why Apple Missed Q3 Financial Results and How Does it Affect the NAND Market

Apple in 2007 reinvented the Smartphone market with the introduction of the iPhone, since then many have tried to copy the iPhone and Apple is fiercely fighting back in many legal battles around the world, however Apple kept leading the market all the way up until 2011. 2011 was a tough year for Apple as its CEO,

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Toshiba Continues its Efforts to Rise NAND Prices

The Nikkei reported today that Toshiba announced plans to reduce production of NAND flash memory by approximately 30% at its Yokkaichi plant in Mie Prefecture, the production adjustment will be effective from today. Low demand in the retail market, of USB memories and memory cards, unsuccessful product launches such as SSDs in UltraBooks and Apple not launching its

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Apple May Lose Top Spot to Samsung Galaxy S III

Published on July 16, 2012, in Mobile.

According to an article published on LesEchos Samsung sold 6.5 million units of its hit Galaxy S III smartphone and is expected to sell a 15 million units in Q3. That amounts to about 5 million units per month since its launch on May 29. The Galaxy S3 is definitely Samsung’s most successful Android smartphone to date,

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