Kioxia and Western Digital Merger Poised to Bring Affordable SSDs and Empower Consumers in 2023

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Kioxia and Western Digital has been ramping up talks for a merger. The Japan based and Used based company may finally merge after years of deliberation. If this happens, the merger could result to be one of the biggest in decisions in years in the tech field. This will in turn, make the joint venture even bigger than Samsung. Which is the currently leading NAND flash memory manufacturer. The Kioxia and Western Digital merger can lead to even cheaper SSD prices than before.

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Kioxia and Western Digital and The Memory Decline

Both of companies are known throughout the world. Kioxia invented the first NAND memory. While Western Digital, is a pretty common name in America. In a world where there are not many memory manufacturers in the first place, this merger creates even more of an impact. The other giants being Toshiba and Samsung

The first quarter of 2023 saw a fall in the purchase momentum for NAND flash memory. According to Trendforce, total market revenue declined 16.1 percent over the same period. However, the shipment volume climbed only 2.1 percent compared to the prior quarter. Additionally, the average selling price dropped by nearly 15% throughout that time.

Samsung remained the industry leader in NAND flash manufacture. It had 34% share of the market in the first quarter of 2023. Kioxia was in second place, followed by Western Digital. With a 21.5 and 15 percent market share respectively. If the merger takes place, Xionix and Western Digital will overtake Samsung as the leading company.

Xionix also revealed their new memory and SSD technology which reduces the price of memory manufacturing. After the Xionix and Western Digital merger, the company will be able to manufacture and SSD, MicroSD and flash drives. And if the output stays the same, the prices may get even lower than they are. So if you are looking to buy an SSD, this is the time.

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