Are the Clouds Clearing for NAND, or Are They Just Starting to Roll In?
We have certainly seen a lot of changes in the NAND market over the past nine months. Last summer, Toshiba led the way in production cuts, forcing acute spikes in pricing. As 2012 came to a close, positive news emanated from NAND manufacturers due to declining customer inventories and enhanced supplier promotion programs. However, those expecting increased SSD demand were left empty-handed. Yet, some of those forecasts were met with good news last month when SSD demand finally took off, causing a shortage in multi-level NAND (MLC).
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Open Market Update
Smith is always engaged in the market, no matter what kind of cycle it’s in, but the current market, specifically, offers many ways to support manufacturers across different commodities. Through Smith’s long-time market presence, Smith traders are keenly poised to leverage worldwide purchasing power as well as engineering ingenuity (in the form of Smith’s certified Counterfeit Detection Lab) to provide Smith’s customers uninterrupted supply chains and flexibility in an inflexible market. Below are some of the highlights and trends noted by Smith’s analysts.
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