The iPad and iPhone will  create NAND Flash shortage -

The iPad and the upcoming iPhone 4G have become some of the most watched technologies for this year.

However, with this tech being so big, it was only a matter of time before people jumped on the "warning" bandwagon -  DRAMeXchange,  said the iPad and iPhone will create a slight shortage of NAND Flash in the second half of this year.
 
iPhone shipments are expected to reach 40 million units while NAND Flash consumption will account for nine percent of the total.

It said iPad shipment will likely be 1.7 million units while 7M-8M units will be targeted for 2010. Meanwhile, NAND Flash consumption of iPad will account around 3percent of total NAND Flash consumption. The company also said iPhone shipment is expected to reach 40M units while NAND Flash consumption will account to 9 percent of the total.

"We believe the NAND Flash demand will be boosted by Apple products, which will likely result in the mild shortage in 2H’10," DRAM Exchange said.

"Since new consumer electronics products such as iPod and iPhone always turn the market with strong shipment momentum, NAND Flash demand will be largely impacted," it continued.