The market for solid-state drives during the first three months of this year decreased by 8.4% in quarterly terms. A total of 52.8 million devices were shipped. However, in the second quarter, the market returned to growth. For the quarter, 57.9 million drives were shipped, that is, the growth was 9.7%.
According to IHS Markit, the main driver of the market was the client segment, which includes mobile and desktop PCs. Deliveries of client SSDs for the quarter increased by 11.9%. The increase in demand is fueled by falling prices. The average selling price (ASP) of client SSDs in the second quarter decreased by 6.7%, and it declines for the sixth consecutive quarter.
Deliveries of solid-state drives of the corporate segment grew by only 1.9%.
The decrease in prices led to the fact that a significant increase in supplies in kind was accompanied by an increase in revenue of only 1%.