Transcend 1Q15 SSD sales approach total for 1H14, from TW

TaiwanTranscend Information saw its cumulative 2015 shipments of SSD (solid state drive) products through March reach nearly the total shipped in the first half of 2014, according to the Taiwan-based company. Transcend specializes in the manufacture of memory modules, but has in recent years put increased focus on SSDs and other industrial and strategic products. The company noted that March sales of its industrial and strategic products totaled NT$1.16 billion (US$37.1 million) accounting for 51.4% of its total revenues for the month.

SSDs bracing for strong sales in 2014, says Transcend top executive

SSD (solid state drive) sales are expected to enjoy strong growth in 2014 thanks to falling NAND flash prices, according to Peter Shu, chairman of memory module maker Transcend Information. Prices of SSDs are expected to decline another 20-30% in 2014 after falling 30% in the previous year, Shu observed, adding that demand for 256GB SSDs will surge if their average price falls to below US$100.