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Apple creates flash memory shortage

updated 10:10 am EDT, Tue July 10, 2007

Apple sparks mem. shortage

Apple is, reportedly, demanding so much NAND flash memory that it is causing problems for other companies using the same suppliers. According to the Taiwanese publication DigiTimes, both Hynix and Samsung (Apple's largest supplier) began stockpiling memory for Apple earlier this month, sharply reducing the amount available to the rest of the industry. Apple is said to be gathering the flash chips so it can meet a forthcoming seasonal upturn; but even major module houses such as A-Data, Kingston and Transcend are claiming insufficient NAND to meet their demands. A number of so-called "second-tier" houses are receiving no stock at all.




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  1. ClevelandAdv

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    New Products

    I smell some new products in the pipe, not just seasonal demand. I am waiting for that touch-screen, ultra compact, flash-memory based MacBook Mini.

    We know the touch screen technology is there, the iPhone touch screen is pretty darn good.

  1. appleisgreat

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Oh well...

    The only reason why there's a shortage is that Apple makes awesome flash based products and there is a huge demand for them. This is not a bad thing.

  1. sailin74

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Demand

    Yay Demand! Go Apple!!!!

  1. ZinkDifferent

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    yeah...

    clevelandadv writes: > I smell some new products in the pipe, > not just seasonal demand.

    Wow, you mean there are new products planned in the next 6 months? Incredible!

    > I am waiting for that touch-screen, ultra compact, > flash-memory based MacBook Mini.

    Keep waiting!

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