Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is the leader when it comes to enterprise SSD, even though other players like Samsung, Sandisk and Toshiba enjoy a considerably larger market share than Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) in the NAND flash market. All that seems to be changing now as the latest report from Trendforce on the sales of NAND Flash Manufacturers during the second quarter of 2014 points out. According to the report, the overall revenues of the branded players in the NAND flash market increased by an estimated 5.6% over the quarter to $ 7.65 billion.
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) saw a decrease in both market share and revenues quarter on quarter in the NAND flash market. Whereas the company had a 7% market share in the first quarter of 2014, it was reduced to 6.6% in the second quarter. The revenues for Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) also fell by 1.2% to $504 million. Analysts from Trendforce expect that increases in the production ratio of 16nm SSD products and diversification of NAND flash supply will help Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) to drive costs lower. The market leader status of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) in the enterprise SSD is also being challenged by other companies because enterprise SSD has a much higher margin.