In 2022, the global solid-state drive market managed to correct the supply and demand dynamics, the balance of which was disrupted by the chip shortage in 2021. However, product shipments still showed a decline throughout last year: 114 million units, which is 10.7% less than a year earlier.
The top three SSD shipments in 2022 included Kingston, ADATA and Lexar. At the same time, Kingston and ADATA maintained their positions and recorded an increase in market shares compared to 2021, and Lexar recorded active growth in anticipation of its IPO. Kimtigo expanded its presence in the industrial segment and OEM space, increasing shipment volumes and market share; Netac also did not lose its profits and received a number of government contracts that helped maintain its market share and place in the rankings. Striking changes were noted at the bottom of the rankings. Thanks to the development of international distribution channels, PNY was able to regain its place in the top ten and withstand the market downturn. Teclast was able to maintain its market share at the 2021 level, moving up to eighth place. GIGABYTE maintained its market share and ranking with its gaming products, while Transcend maintained its tenth position with its industrial segment.
The top five SSD vendors accounted for nearly 60% of the market in 2022 and are expected to remain that way. Despite market challenges, the top five SSD brands increased their combined market share from 53% to 59%. Even in 2023, the global economy is still in a difficult situation, but manufacturers are managing to reduce the burden of high inventories by regulating purchasing quantities. NAND chipmakers managed to turn the situation around by cutting production, and the largest manufacturers of finished products with extensive distribution channels were able to find resources to overcome the crisis, it said TrendForce, they will continue to grow in the coming years. Chinese controller manufacturers are also showing growth, not only supplying massive quantities of PCIe 4.0 products, but also actively moving towards PCIe 5.0. Your collaboration with powertrain manufacturers is expected to flourish. The most active here is Longsys, which entered the international arena in active resistance to the negative market.
The global NAND chip market is now showing clear signs of emerging from the crisis: last week alone, spot prices for wafers with 3D NAND TLC memory chips rose grew up an increase of 12.7% and 63.3%, respectively, from June lows. The average price for a 512Gbit (64GB) crystal was $2,304 – at the end of June it was $1,411. As a result, the price of microcircuits increased from $ 22 to $ 36 per 1 TB.