Enterprise solid-state drive (SSD) contract prices are expected to increase 15% in the third quarter compared to the second quarter, according to market research firm TrendForce.
Demand for SSDs are expected to increase from global data center companies expanding their servers.
SSDs are more and more replacing hard disc drives in data center servers run by Google, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft.
TrendForce noted that Intel and AMD’s launch of new server processors are increasing memory shipment to data centers.
Increase in on-field work by companies are also increasing orders for IT goods, the firm noted.
Supply of enterprise SSDs are expected to increase only 7% quarter-to-quarter in the third quarter, compared to demand.
The shortage in foundry is causing supply to fall behind demand, TrendForce noted.
Last month, Samsung, the world’s largest memory maker by revenue, launched its latest ZNS SSD called PM1731a, made with Gen 6 V-NAND.
SK Hynix began production of its latest enterprise SSD PE8110 E1.S in May. The SSD is based on 128-layer NANDs.