At least one state-backed company is also building SSDs using eMMC. Sage Microelectronics (SageMicro), a four-year-old company based in Hangzhou, China, plans to release an 8TB solid-state drive (SSD) next month as it attempts to break into the U.S. market.
"China has ambitious plans for its memory industries, which can have huge growth potentials if the government provides the necessary strategic investments," TrendForce stated. "Though Korea, Japan and the U.S. are ahead in development, they are no match for China when it comes to the strength of domestic demand."
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