Supply of high-density NOR flash said to be tight

In addition to supply trailing demand for low-density parts, the NOR flash memory market is experiencing tight supply of high-density parts (above 8 Mbit) from the two leading makers, Intel and Spansion, and the situation is not expected to ease until the first quarter of 2006, according to industry players.

Supply of low-density NOR flash chips including 4Mbit and 8Mbit parts has been lagging behind demand for the past few weeks, buoyed by surging consumer electronics demand, the sources noted.

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